Have you ever felt guilty about chasing your dreams? Or fearful of being judged by others for your ambition? Well, you are not alone.

Research shows that women are more predisposed to feelings of shame and guilt than men. From a young age, women are conditioned through social norms to believe that putting yourself first and following your dreams is selfish. And these feelings increase when it comes to going after the life of your dreams.

Our guest, Shellye Archambeau, will teach you how to shed the fear and guilt, and be unapologetically ambitious.

Shellye is one of high tech’s first female African-American CEOs and has a track record of accomplishments building brands, high-performance teams, and organizations. Shellye currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, Okta, and two national nonprofits, Catalyst and Braven. She is also a strategic advisor to Forbes Ignite and the President of Arizona State University. She is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms.

In this episode, Shellye reveals the mindset, tools and strategies that helped to achieve her dreams. Shellye shares stories from her own journey – the highs and the lows on her way to the top. She also shares her struggle with imposter syndrome and what helps her deal with it – and how you can do the same. Shellye will empower you with the tools to fight your own battles, make the tradeoffs and create the life you want.