One of the innovative women leading the STEM initiatives at Southern New Hampshire University, Dr. Gwen Britton, will lead an inspirational conversation on self-empowerment, “Believe in the Power of You,” during the October New Hampshire Tech Alliance (Alliance) TechWomen Power Breakfast on Wednesday, October 9 from 7:30 to 9 am at the Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road, Bedford.
Nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population has experienced imposter syndrome—a psychological term originally used to describe high-achieving women who attribute their accomplishments to luck instead of effort. This imposter syndrome leaves even the most successful and skilled people feeling like failures who will inevitably be found out as frauds. Dr. Britton’s talk on October 9 will focus on self-empowerment and identifying the intelligence and creativity within oneself.
“We’re excited to hear from Dr. Britton. She is a visionary who revels in finding solutions to complex problems,” said Melissa Jurkoic, chair of the TechWomen Power Breakfast Committee. “Women in technology allow themselves to feel that regardless of their credentials or accolades that they’ll never be good enough. We’re eager to hear how women can empower themselves to own our place in the tech ecosystem.”
Britton is the associate vice president of STEM professions at Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Campus. She is a computer scientist, software engineer and mathematician with experience in K-12 and higher education teaching, curriculum development and organizational leadership. Above all else, she is passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential.
“Often, women just need a confidence booster,” said Dr. Britton. “They don’t need help per se because they are smart and able – they just need to feel confident. When that happens, it’s an amazing transformation.”
The October 9 TechWomen Power Breakfast is sponsored by Dartmouth Hitchcock. Tickets to the Power Breakfast are $10 for Alliance members and $20 for non-members. Tickets are available here or by calling (603)-935-8951. Seating is limited, so individuals are encouraged to register early.