Center for GEMS Leadership Lunch & Learn Learn: Let's Talk About Imposter Syndromewith Aashi Arora, MHA, CC

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Imposter Syndrome is a phenomenon that affects many high achieving individuals. In fact, research studies show that up to 70% in professional roles report associating with imposter-like feelings. Aashi Arora will start off the session by providing a brief overview of Imposter Syndrome and information about its prevalence in academic medical systems. She will then moderate a session of our esteemed panelists to discuss how to identify it and strategies to overcome it.


  • Kavita Munjal, Assistant Vice President, Health Sciences Development
  • Joyce Richey, PhD, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Associate Professor of Clinical Physiology & Neuroscience
  • Pat Levitt, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at CHLA, Director of The Saban Research Institute, WM Keck Professor of Neurogenetics
  • Eloise Stanton, Medical Student, Class of 2023
  • Stephanie Zia, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics & Medical Education

Aashi Arora is an internationally credentialed and certified executive coach, specializing in working with academicians to fight what she calls the “Imposter Monster.” Aashi’s background includes a 20+ year career as an
executive in healthcare and academia within the University of California system, where she administered over several specialties including Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology, as well as being the CFO for the School of Medicine
and over $1 billion budget. Her coaching philosophy centers around the power of positivity – creating a strengthsbased mindset to stomp out the Imposter Monster!

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