Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-recognized expert on impostor syndrome. Her award-winning book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It, published by Crown Business/Random House is now available in Italian, Portuguese, Czech, and Ukrainian.
Valerie has spoken at over 85 colleges and universities in the US, Canada, and Japan including MIT, Harvard, Cal Tech, Columbia, Princeton, and 45 other R-1 institutions. She’s led professional development sessions for faculty at Stanford, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Michigan State, and elsewhere.
Valerie has also spoken to tens of thousands of executives, managers, and professionals in the United States, Canada, and Europe including at such diverse organizations as Boeing, Apple, UBS, Intel, Facebook, Procter & Gamble, IBM, Ernst & Young, BP, Emerson, McDonalds, Chrysler, Merck, and the Space Science Telescope Institute.
And has addressed members of numerous associations including Society of Women Engineers, American Society for Microbiology, American Association of Chemical Engineers, National Lung Partnership, Women in Trucking, and many others.
Valerie is a former manager of strategic marketing and communications at CIGNA corporation and the Director of Training at Time/Design. She earned her doctoral degree in education from the University of Massachusetts.
Her career-related tips have been cited in The Wall Street Journal, USA Weekend magazine, Science, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, O magazine, Elle, Woman’s Day, Psychology Today, Canadian Living, The Globe & Mail. The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Mail, The Irish Independent, on BBC radio and in dozens of other popular and business publications around the world.