Knowledge Exchange

Panel Discussion

Breakfast Conversations | Tackling Imposter Syndrome in the Workplace

11 Nov 2022 08:00 - 11:00
  • Member Price: RMB 250
  • Standard Price: RMB 300
  • In-person event

Despite our experiences and achievements, we can still feel self-doubt or phony at work. This is commonly defined as imposter syndrome and an individual condition.

Come along to explore imposter syndrome through personal sharings and how inclusive workplaces can help to reduce it.

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Event details

Imposter syndrome involves the feeling of self-doubt or inadequacy regardless of social status, work experience, skills, and achievements. It is often associated with high-achieving women and prompted by an individual’s personal experiences, personality, and family upbringing. Though, imposter syndrome can affect both men and women.

Workplaces can likewise play a significant role in either escalating or reducing it. Specifically, individuals report that the lack of belonging or inclusivity in the workplace trigger imposter syndrome. Therefore, should we stop fixing the individual and introduce more inclusivity in the workplace to combat the issue?

The WiB Breakfast Conversations explores imposter syndrome with panel speakers. We share their personal experiences and how leaders can foster belonging and inclusivity in the workplace – thus tackling imposter syndrome in the team.

This event is open for all to join. 

The Speakers

Kirsten Johnston
Founder & CEO,
Joanne Warrin
Global Family Enterprise Brand, Marketing and Communications Leader,
Hua Jing Li
Vice Chair,
BritCham Shanghai Women in Business Committee;
Business Manager,
Horizons Corporate Advisory
Event Host
Grace Guan
Regional Director, China and East Asia, Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh;
Vice Chair, BritCham Shanghai


  • 8:00 am: Registration and breakfast
  • 8:30 am: Opening by Grace Guan, Regional Director, China and East Asia, Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh
  • 8:45 am: Panel discussion
    • Kirsten Johnston, Founder & CEO, JWDK
    • Joanne Warrin, Global Family Enterprise Brand, Marketing, and Communications Leader, EY
    • Hua Jing Li, Business Manager, Horizons Corporate Advisory (Moderator)
  • 10:15 am Q&A
  • 10:25 am Networking
  • 11:00 am End

*BritCham Shanghai reserves the right to alter the above schedule at any time.



  • Please show your valid PCR test result upon entry.
  • In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai event staff before 5 pm, 9 Nov 2022. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for a cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe. 


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