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Building Confidence And Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

This mentor circle will focus on how to build skills to combat imposter syndrome and low confidence in the animation industry. Having imposter syndrome is not always a weakness, it is a driver.

We will work together as a group to identify ways to use your imposter syndrome to your advantage. We will host 1 to 2 guests speakers throughout the course of the mentorship.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
1-3 Years
3+ Years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  Group Meetings every other Friday (Bi-Monthly one on ones)

Meeting Times:  8:00 AM (PST)

Circle Leader

Shabrayia Cleaver

Shabrayia Cleaver, a Cal-State educated Los Angeles native, is a Production Manager at DreamWorks Animation. Starting as an intern on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ 7 years ago, Shabrayia has worked in various departments across the pipeline. Her film credits include ‘Home’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’, ‘Trolls’, ‘Boss Baby’, and more recently ‘Abominable.’ Now as one of the youngest and first Black Production Managers, Shabrayia strives to ensure representation and diversity on and off the screen.


Title/Expertise:  Production Manager


Company:  Dreamworks Animation


Location: Los Angeles, CA


LinkedIn / Website:
linkedin.com/in/shabrayiacleaver