#BAMEOnline Spotlight with Saba Shafi & Martha Awojobi: Imposter Syndrome


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Saba Shafi’s session at #BAMEOnline had us all in tears and struck a chord with so many Womxn of Colour who have been told by their internal voice that they aren’t good enough. Saba reminded us that sometimes it is not just the voice inside your head – it is the internalisation of racism and sexism colliding.

Saba and Martha are two of the most badass womxn in the charity sector with incredible achievements under both their belts from #BAMEOnline to #BossingIt, from #CharitySoWhite to raising millions of pounds between them. Yet as they grew have grown professionally and personally, so too has the voice inside their heads that tells them that they don’t deserve this. And we really need to talk about it.

Saba and Martha will finally come together for the second #BAMEOnline Spotlight to have an honest conversation about Imposter Syndrome, how it has affected them in their lives and careers and how they have used the personal, political and professional to separate that voice in their heads from the voice of their oppressors.


The event is hosted on Fundraising Everywhere and Everywhere+ – you won’t be on-screen or audio when you join and the event will be subtitled. If you have extra accessibility needs please let us know at [email protected]

You can join Saba and Martha on-screen during the conversation if you choose. There will be a QR code to scan from your phone to do this – just make sure you have decent wifi and headphones before joining.

Event profits will be shared between the event’s speakers.