Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-known expert on impostor syndrome and author of award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown Business/Random House), now available in six languages. Her career-related tips have been cited in dozens of business and popular publications around the world and she’s been interviewed on countless programs including the BBC, Minnesota Public Radio, and Yahoo Finance.

Corporate Clients

A former manager of strategic marketing at a Fortune 200 company herself, Valerie has shared her practical, solution-oriented advice with executives, managers, and professionals at major corporations in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Blizzard Entertainment
Boston Consulting Group
Blizzard Entertainment
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Capital Group
Centerpoint Energy
Conference Board
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Ernst & Young (Canada)
Hendrick Health System
Liberty Mutual
McDonald’s (Europe)
Methanex (Canada)
Molson Coors
Motley Fool
Northwest Mutual Life Insurance
PricewaterhouseCoopers (UK)
Procter & Gamble
Raymond James (Canada)
Schneider Trucking
SV Forum hosted by Apple
Turner and Townsend

Institutes and Government

Broad Institute
CIFAR (Canada)
Martinos Center
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
National Cancer Institute
Scripps Research Institute
Space Telescope Science Institute
Stowers Institute
U.S. Consulate, Vancouver, BC

Associations & Non-Profits

Alberta Business Women (Canada)
Alliance of Comprehensive Planners
American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Society for Mechanical Engineers
American Society for Microbiology
American Women in Radio and Television
Association of Psychological Sciences/Women in Cognitive Science Association of Women in Science
Bernardsville, NJ Business Women
Big Careers, Little Kids
California Girls State
Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Chapter Romance Writers of America
EON Network European conference
Helena Montana Women’s Leadership Network
Hampshire Country (MA) District Attorneys Office
International Association of Venue Managers
Iowa Women’s Conference Keynote
Leadership Alliance
Men of Color in STEM Symposium
Massachusetts Library Association
Michigan American Council on Education
Michigan Women Psychologists
Montana Association of Female Executives
National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates & Women Engineering Program Advocate Network Joint Conference
National Association of Social Workers
National Lung Cancer Partnership
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce
Pickering OH Chamber of Commerce
Professional Secretaries International
Romance Writers of America keynote national conference
Romance Writers of America Connecticut chapter
Russian Managers Association Scientista
Sheraton WY Veterans Administration
Springfield MA Chamber of Commerce
Society of Women Engineers
UK College of Policing
Utah Women Attorneys
Vancouver Island Women Attorneys
Visibility STEM Africa
Women’s Enterprise Center, British Columbia
Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan
Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts
Women in Cable Telecommunications
Women in Commercial Real Estate
Women in Jewelry Association
Women in Manufacturing
Women in Trucking
Women of Vision (Optometrists)
YWCA of North Central Indiana
Zonta International
YWCA of North Central Indiana

Law Firms/Legal

Frost, Brown, Todd LLC
Katten LLC (Chicago, DC, & LA offices)
King & Spalding LLC
Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips LLC
McKenna, Long, & Aldridge LLC
Hampshire Country MA District Attorney’s Office
O’Melveny and Myers LLC
Willkie Farr Gallagher LLC
Winston and Strawn LLC*
Skadden Arps LLC
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Connecticut Bar Association
Law Society of British Columbia
Utah Women Attorneys

Higher Education and K-12

Valerie has spoken to students, faculty, and staff at over 100 colleges and universities in the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, and the UK.
(* indicates faculty development programs)

Alfred University
Amherst College
Bentley College
Boston University (3x)
Brentwood College School (Canada)
Brown University (2x)
Cal Tech (2x)
Carnegie Mellon University* (3x)
Case Western (2x)
Claremont McKenna College
Clarkson University
College of New Jersey
Colorado School of Mines (2x)
Connecticut College*
Cornell University* (4x)
Colby College*
Columbia University (2x)
Dalton School Parent’s Association
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Emory University
Georgetown University
Harvard University (3x)
Indiana University Medical School
Johns Hopkins University (2x)
Louisiana Tech
Macalester College
Marshall University
MIT (6x)
Meharry Medical College (2x)
Miami University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technical University
Mount Holyoke College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
NYU Medical School
Northern Arizona University
North Dakota State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oakland University Medical School
Ohio State University (2x)
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Oxford University (UK) 
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University (2x)
Radcliffe College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2x)
Rhythmic Music Conservatory (Denmark)
Rutgers University
Simon Fraser (Canada)
Smith College
Smith Executive Education for Women
Southern New Hampshire University
Stanford University *(6x)
State University of New York
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
University of British Columbia (2x)
University of California Berkeley
University of California Davis
University of California Irvine
University of California SF
University of California Santa Cruz
University of Colorado (2x)
University of Connecticut
University of Copenhagen
University of Hartford
University of Houston
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Kansas (2x)
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Amherst (5X)
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina*
University of North Texas
University of Ohio
University of Oklahoma (2x)
University of the Pacific*
University of Pennsylvania (4x)
University of Pittsburgh (2x)
University of Texas, Austin (3x)
University of Texas, Tyler*
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin (3x)
Wake Forest University
Wayne State*
Western University (Canada)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wright State University
York University (Canada)*

To learn about Valerie’s personal impostor story, click here.