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PhDs only: f*ck the insecurity

Tuesday 30 January 2018
Series of events for PhD candidates
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Theatre Lecture on the Imposter Syndrome

In her entertaining Theatre Lecture, Vreneli basically delivers the following message: crush the insecurity! Many PhD candidates might be appealed by this message, as we often experience feelings of insecurity.

Do you also sometimes feel insecure in a way like having cheated your way through to your current position? That your colleagues are better than you in what they do? Are you afraid they will “find out” that you are not as competent?

Join this interesting meeting! We will not only learn about the Imposter Syndrome, but also how this relates to the concept of diversity and how we can tackle feelings of insecurity. By joining, you automatically participate in a lottery that gives you the chance to win one of Vreneli Stadelmaier’s books!

About Vreneli Stadelmaier

In autumn 2007, she started SheConsult, a coaching and training agency for highly-educated women in the Netherlands. This includes training for various educational organizations, including the RINO Group and guest lectures in the field of leadership at Wittenborg College and the Free University. She is a frequent speaker and honorary chairman for companies, universities, and the government and a former member of the Board of Women’s Network Utrecht. Additionally in 2015, she was awarded with the prestigious Joke Smit Award for gender equality by the Dutch government.

Series of events for PhD candidates

This event is part of a series of events for PhD candidates, which has the aim to bring together PhD candidates of Leiden University with different backgrounds and scientific interests. Through thought-provoking activities and debates, we (LEO & PhDoc) want to promote a sense of community amongst PhDs in Leiden. Learn more about it on the series webpage.



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