Brené with Jodi-Ann Burey and Ruchika Tulshyan on Imposter Syndrome
In this episode, I’m talking with Jodi-Ann Burey and Ruchika Tulshyan about imposter syndrome and the articles they have written together on the topic, including “Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome,” which is among the Harvard Business Review’s top 100 most-read articles in history. We talk about the contexts in which imposter syndrome was originally defined, as well as how it continues to be defined and experienced. We also talk about the problematic myths, required masks, and systemic mindsets connected with the term and how they directly work against creating a culture of belonging.
Jodi-Ann Burey has a mission to disrupt “business as usual” to achieve social change. She is a sought-after speaker and writer who works at the intersections of race, culture, and health equity. Her TED talk, “The Myth of Bringing Your Full, Authentic Self to Work,” embodies her disruption of traditional narratives about racism at work. Jodi-Ann is also the creator and host of Black Cancer, a podcast about the lives of people of color through their cancer journeys.
Jodi-Ann holds a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan. She prides herself on being a cool auntie, a twist-out queen, a health advocate, an adventurer and a reluctant dog owner. Jodi-Ann is currently working on her first book.
Ruchika Tulshyan is an author, keynote speaker and founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy practice. A former international business journalist, Ruchika is now a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review. Her forthcoming book Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work will be out in February 2022. Ruchika is a Singaporean food-lover and mother to a feminist son.
“Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome” by Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey, Harvard Business Review
“End Imposter Syndrome in Your Workplace” by Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey, Harvard Business Review
“The Myth of Bringing Your Full Authentic Self to Work” Jodi-Ann Burey, TEDxSeattle
Black Cancer podcast by Jodi-Ann Burey
Dr. Kecia M. Thomas, University of Georgia
Dr. Amy C. Edmondson, Harvard Business School
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