The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success (Paperback)

Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success

By Joyce M. Roche, Alexander Kopelman

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781609946364, 204pp.

Publication Date: June 3, 2013



You Deserve Your Success
Joyce Roche rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc. But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success.
In this deeply personal memoir, Roche shares her lifelong struggle with what she now recognizes as "the impostor syndrome," a condition that plagues successful people in all walks of life. Based on her own experiences and those of top executives from organizations such as Eileen Fisher, Citigroup, BET, Pepsi, and Tupperware, she offers practical advice and valuable coping strategies that can help you embrace your own worth and live a life of joy, zest, and fulfillment.

About the Author

Joyce M. Roche currently sits on the boards of four Fortune 500 companies as well as several nonprofits. She received the Legacy Award at the 2006 Women of Power Summit of Black Enterprise Magazine.

Alexander Kopelman has written or cowritten ten books.

Foreword Author Ed Whitacre, Jr. is the former Chairman and CEO of General Motors. He is also a former chairman of the board and CEO of AT&T.