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Professional Strategies for Identifying and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in the Legal Workplace

May 12, 2021 at 4:00:00 PM


An estimated 70% of professionals, both men and women, regardless of age, experience "Impostor Syndrome," the feeling of being discovered as a fraud for not actually deserving their job and/or accomplishments. Given the competitive culture that exists in many legal workplaces, where communication amongst attorneys may be poor and diversity and mentorship lacking, this number is exacerbated, meaning that most attorneys suffer from this mental health issue at some point in their career. But you, awesome TWL member, *you* were made for more.

Attend this inspiring, interactive program to learn how to identify Impostor Syndrome in the legal workplace and discuss professional strategies for overcoming this mental health challenge. By focusing on why you are fantastically qualified and uniquely talented to be fabulous you, you can channel your future successes to focus on being your best YOU!

Melanie Griffin is a Business Litigation and Employment Law Attorney at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick who is a Past President of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL) and The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. She will become President of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL) this summer. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers the past 11 consecutive years, Florida Trend Legal Elite for ten years, and Best Lawyers in America the past 5 consecutive years. In 2017, Melanie founded Spread Your Sunshine to effect positive change through mentorship and building confidence in others. An inspirational speaker in high demand, Melanie has appeared on national and international stages, including for Fortune 500 companies, one of The Big Four, the US/Canada KNOW Women Summit, and many others. TWL is excited to welcome Melanie for this program!

We are applying for a mental health, professional, and general CLE credit for this program.

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