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Roche, Second in Speaker Series, to Speak on November 12

Joyce M. Roché, Ph.D., is the second speaker in the 2013-2014 Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Cottey College’s Institute for Women’s Leadership and Social Responsibility. She will speak on “Women’s Leadership: Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome” on Tuesday, November 12, at 7 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. A reception will follow the address.

Dr. Roché served as president and chief execu­tive officer (2000-2010) of Girls, Inc., a national non-profit re­search, education, and advocacy organization established to “in­spire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.”

Dr. Roché has been featured on the cover of Fortune magazine (1997), and Business Week magazine named ­her “One of the Top Managers to Watch” (1998). Black Enter­prize magazine recognized her as one of the “40 Most Power­ful Black Executives” (1994).

Her newest publication, The Empress Has No Clothes: The Imposter Syndrome, was released nationally in 2013.

The Center for the Arts is on the northeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada, Missouri.