Joyce Roché has been a trailblazer in the corporate world for 25 years, as Avon's first African American female vice president; COO of Carson Products Company, now part of L'Oreal; the former CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Incorporated.; and a board member on four Fortune 500 companies. Her new book is The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success (Berrerr-Koehler Publishers). Learn more atwww.empresshasnoclothes.com.
Impostor syndrome is common among highly successful people--particularly women, minority groups, and people from cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds that are different from their peers.