Impostor Syndrome: many of us suffer from it, even if we didn’t know it had a name. Especially people in under-represented groups, such as women and ethnic minorities and LGBT professionals.
It’s that feeling that you don’t belong; that you’re not good enough to be there; that sooner or later you’re going to get found out. It can prevent you from achieving your true potential or contributing effectively to the groups you work in. And it can be a serious barrier to recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce.
We are pleased to announce our next nationwide IP Inclusive event will focus on impostor syndrome and will be taking place on Tuesday 19th September 2017. The breakfast event is being hosted by a number of IP firms at venues in Bath, Cambridge, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Southampton. Join us at one of the venues for a chance to meet other IP professionals before tuning in to our webinar on impostor syndrome. The event is open to all in the IP or the IP-related professions (e.g. paralegals, legal secretaries, attorneys, technology transfer specialists, IPO staff, in-house IP teams, trainee lawyers, solicitors, barristers, technical translators, IP journalists, etc.).
During the webinar, executive coach Jo Maughan will tell us how to identify and overcome Imposter Syndrome – in ourselves, and in those we manage. Taking the chair will be Carol Arnold, former Senior IP Counsel for Shell’s UK IP department and President of the IP Federation from 2014 to 2016. Jo and Carol’s candour about their own success will bring an inspiring personal touch to the debate.
We will be circulating details on how to register for the event soon but, in the meantime, please save the date and spread the word within your organisations.
With thanks in advance to our generous host venues: EIP, Mills & Reeve, Abel & Imray, Burness Paull, Appleyard Lees, Gill Jennings & Every, Mewburn Ellis, Potter Clarkson, and D Young & Co.