Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome with Ruchika Tulshyan


What are the systems getting in the way of women achieving economic mobility? How do we call out and dismantle those systems? What will it take to redesign workplaces to be more inclusive? In this episode we talk to Ruchika Tulshyan, Author of Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work (MIT Press). Ruchika is also the founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy practice.




A former international business journalist, Ruchika is now a regular contributor to The New York Times and Harvard Business Review on workplace equity and inclusion. Ruchika co-wrote a paradigm-shifting article, “Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome,” for Harvard Business Review with Jodi-Ann Burey. The article was among the top-read articles in HBR history, as well as the top three articles for the publication in 2021. Best of all, people all over the world have said it helped them stop blaming themselves for supposed imposter syndrome.


As a speaker, Ruchika has addressed audiences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pixar, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. Congress and more. Ruchika is on the Thinkers50 Radar list, and LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Voices on Gender Equality, and was recently awarded the Jeanette Williams Award by Seattle Women’s Commission for her significant contribution and leadership in advancing women in the region. She’s raising a feminist son, who is 5. Ruchika is a Singaporean foodie who has lived in four countries.

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Show Notes:

Inclusion on Purpose by Ruchika Tulshyan

Radical Candor by Kim Scott

Just Work by Kim Scott