The Empress Has No Clothes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1609946375
  • ISBN-13: 9781609946371
  • DDC: 650.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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You Deserve Your Success!

Joyce Roché rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc. But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success.

In this deeply personal memoir, Roché shares her lifelong struggle with what she now recognizes as "the impostor syndrome," a condition that plagues successful people in all walks of life. Based on her own experiences and those of top executives from organizations such as Eileen Fisher, Citigroup, BET, Pepsi, and Tupperware, she offers practical advice and valuable coping strategies that can help you embrace your own worth and live a life of joy, zest, and fulfillment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Do You Feel Like an Impostor?.
2: Breaking the Silence.
3: It's Not What You Wear.
4: What If You Have No Silver Spoon?.
5: Gender Matters.
6: What Color Is Your Parachute?.
7: But You Are So Young.
8: Climbing the Ladder.
9: What If the Naysayers Are Right?.
10: The Weight of the World.
11: What Did You Do to Get Here?.
12: Listen to Your Heart.
13: Joy, Zest, and Power.
Afterword: Strategies for Confronting the Impostor Syndrome and Embracing Success.
About the Authors.