Valerie Young
Co-Founder Impostor Syndrome Institute


Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-known expert on impostor syndrome and author of 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 (Crown Business/Random House), now available in six languages. Her career-related tips have been cited in dozens of business and popular publications around the world and she’s been interviewed on countless programs including the BBC, Minnesota Public Radio, and Yahoo Finance.

A former manager of strategic marketing at a Fortune 200 company herself, Valerie has shared her practical, solution-oriented advice with executives, managers, and professionals at major corporations in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Rethinking Impostor Syndrome: 
Addressing Impostor Syndrome in the Workplace