The Empress Has No Clothes

  • by Joyce M. Roche
  • Narrated by Julie Eickhoff
  • 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

You Deserve Your Success!
Joyce Roche rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc.
But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success.
In this deeply personal memoir, Roche shares her lifelong struggle with what she now recognizes as "the impostor syndrome," a condition that plagues successful people in all walks of life. Based on her own experiences and those of top executives from organizations such as Eileen Fisher, Citigroup, BET, Pepsi, and Tupperware, she offers practical advice and valuable coping strategies that can help you embrace your own worth and live a life of joy, zest, and fulfillment.

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Not what I expected

I had the impression this book would help me remedy the impostor syndrome. It was all about how this (however endearing) person had overcome her impoverished childhood and the handicap (if it can be so termed) of being black and making it big in the mostly white corporate world.
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- Nancy C. Thomas "thomchat"

Good stories

great stories about her experiences and experiences of others. Reader was not great! sounded like a computer reading. more a book of inspirational stories. Was looking for something with a little more instruction. still, fairly enjoyable once I learned to adjust to the readers style.
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- Annette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2013
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers