Episode 49

49. Reframing the conversation on Impostor Syndrome for women of color at work with guest expert LaToia Burkley

Published on: 5th July, 2023

Please welcome LaToia back to the podcast! She is here to drop countless gems and insights that'll make you want to replay this episode again to soak it all up.

If you're a high-performing woman, you've probably heard of impostor syndrome before. But what is it actually, and is it something we're destined to experience, or is it firmly attached to environmental factors?

In today's episode, Dr. Jasmine and LaToia dive deep into impostor syndrome and whether it's even a helpful term. Plus, they have a thoughtful dialogue on how we might propagate unhealthy mindsets for other women of color. If you're ready for some serious self-reflection, bring a pen and paper to this podcast listening sesh! 

LaToia Burkley is the Founder and Owner of Your Big Debut, LLC, a coaching and consulting firm specializing in activating, educating, and elevating the voices of women professionals so they can serve at their highest sense of self while gaining clarity along their career journey. LaToia is a certified professional diversity coach, executive coach, and career strategist who also has her Associate Certified Coach credential (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation. 

LaToia works with executive leaders and organizations on leadership development strategies and their approach to equitable workplaces. 


In today's episode, we cover the following:

  • Being mindful of consigning on someone else's impostor syndrome
  • What has LaToia been up to since she last joined us
  • How she defines impostor syndrome
  • Signs you may be experiencing impostor syndrome
  • Why we shouldn't label impostor syndrome as solely a "women's issue."
  • External factors that provoke impostor syndrome for women of color
  • Challenging your thoughts
  • Is using the term "impostor syndrome" a benefit or a disservice?


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Guest info:

Feeling inspired? You can follow LaToia on Instagram and LinkedIn @YourBigDebut and check out her rebrand on her website www.yourbigdebutnow.com


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