Delida Costin

Defying Imposter Syndrome

Conversation Date: August 7, 2024 at 4pm Pacific
register for this conversationAugust 7, 2024 at 4pm Pacific

In today’s fast-paced corporate world, 'imposter syndrome' often shadows even the most competent leaders, framing their doubts as personal shortcomings rather than reflections of broader systemic issues. This conversation explores how Delida challenges this narrative with her extensive experience in high-stakes corporate roles. She deftly navigates the complexities of being perceived as an outsider and uses these insights to empower emerging leaders. By focusing on systemic barriers rather than individual insecurities, Delida helps reshape the identity of corporate leadership. This session will explore how recognizing and confronting these restrictive cultural systems can transform personal doubt into a powerful catalyst for organizational change and innovation.

Delida Costin

Executive Advisor

Delida collaborates with emerging and aspiring chief legal officers to transform legal departments into strategic partners within the C-suite and boardroom. With over 30 years of experience, including roles as chief legal officer, chief people officer, and board director, Delida empowers leaders and teams to drive forward-thinking initiatives. Her guidance has helped companies navigate challenges like launching new technologies, managing IPOs, and enhancing employee engagement. Delida boldly confronts and challenges outdated business practices and entrenched interpersonal dynamics, fostering environments that address and actively dismantle systemic barriers. This approach revolutionizes business practices and paves the way for more inclusive and dynamic corporate leadership.

More Resources

Dwight Garner, "Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ Is an ‘Instant American Classic’ About Our Abiding Sin," The New York Times, July 31, 2020.

Ruchika Tusayan and Jodi-Ann Burey, "Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome," Harvard Business Review, February 2021.

Kevin Coley, "It’s Time to Reconceptualize What 'Imposter Syndrome' Means for People of Color," Harvard Business Review, March 14, 2024.

Pauline Rose Clance & Suzanne Imes, “The Imposter Phenomenon in High Achieving Women: Dynamics and Therapeutic Intervention

Isabel Wilkerson’s website.