OID Event– “We Don’t Talk About Imposter Syndrome. Why We Should,” Andrea Guendelman

April 1, 2022 Add to Calendar

12–1 p.m.


Platt Campus Center, OID (15-person limit)
340 E. Foothill Blvd
Claremont, CA 91711


Jennifer Alanis


Women and those in underrepresented groups often confront the "impostor syndrome" if they feel they lack the "right" credentials, role models, mentors, social network or information about a job and its qualifications. Impostor syndrome can be acute, preventing an individual from learning about an opportunity or recognizing their assets. While "entitlement" is often thought of negatively, not feeling entitled to basic opportunities can be worse.

Topics we will cover

  • What is imposter syndrome? Understand why it happens and gain awareness about how to manage it.
  • Move past it. Use your new awareness of imposter syndrome to turbocharge your career.

Andrea Guendelman is a writer, speaker and entrepreneur who spent her formative years in Chile. She emigrated to the U.S. to pursue a law degree at Harvard and is now in the executive MBA program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She is a leading force in creating platforms for minority professionals and the tech industry. Through her experiences as a Harvard-trained corporate lawyer and an entrepreneur, she co-created Bevisiblelatinx, Wallbreakers and Speak_, a solution to connect talented computer science majors with companies hungry for talent and looking to build inclusive teams.

The event is open in-person to the first 15 student registrants. All others may view via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom link.

Co-Sponsors: The HMC offices of Institutional Diversity and Career Services; Asian American Resource Center; Chicano Latino Student Affairs; First-Gen Forward