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Beat Imposter Syndrome with Hood

Tickets £10 (+ service fee) available via Eventbrite now

Ever got a pay rise, promotion or new job and felt like you didn't deserve it? Do you constantly berate yourself for being ‘under-qualified’ and secretly fear others will come to the same conclusion? Rest assured, you’re not alone. In fact, you're part of the 62% of people who have experienced Imposter Syndrome.

Imposter Syndrome is a term coined in the late ‘70s, but it’s only recently become a psychological phenomenon. Once a taboo subject that left its suffers feeling incredibly vulnerable and anxiety-riddled, mental health professionals, career coaches, and workplaces alike are finally shining a spotlight on Imposter Syndrome—a movement which Hood is incredibly proud to be a part of, too.

On September 3 2019, join Hood columnist Kirsty McWilliam, founder of Coaching Direct UK, president of the Association of Scottish Business Women Lyndsey Greer Phillips, and our editor Maxine Eggenberger, who found herself youngest practising editor in the lifestyle industry after a promotion in 2017, for a night of honest storytelling, delicious drinks, and networking.

They'll also be joined by actress and comedian Rachel Jackson, winner of the 'One To Watch' at the 2019 Herald Scottish Culture Awards, and Christina McKelvie MSP, Minister for Older People and Equalities, who was previously chair of the Equalities & Human Rights Committee.

Together, they’ll share their own experiences of Imposter Syndrome, discuss the different ways it can rear its ugly head and, most importantly, equip you with the tools to beat it for yourself. It’s time we stopped feeling like we don’t deserve our own success—instead, we need to embrace it.

Places are limited and there is a ticket cost of £10 (plus service fee) which includes a divine Pickering’s Gin cocktail and tasty canapes at Otro’s bar.

3 September 2019 at 18:30 - Otro Restaurant , 22 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 7AF