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Dipa Patel

May 13th, 2021

The world of consulting: An interview with ‘The Black Humanitarian’, Susan Sebatindira

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Dipa Patel

May 13th, 2021

The world of consulting: An interview with ‘The Black Humanitarian’, Susan Sebatindira

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Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

In the fourth episode of Can You Hear Us, the team continue with our theme of – Having it All – by exploring a particular area of development that both creates barriers and opportunities for women of colour to professionally engage with and advise on development, aid, and humanitarian interventions: Consulting. Susan Sebantindira, LSE alumnus and founder of The Black Humanitarian, sits down with CYHU team to tackle the world of consulting, and how to find and make space within it.

I do think imposter syndrome is also a structural issue and not just an individual issue. Too often we place on the individual the onus of removing imposter syndrome or finding a solution for it… but you also have to look at the structures in place that lead women of colour feeling disempowered.”

I felt like it was the first time I could see myself in the [development] sector, that there was a place for me.”

 

Can You Hear Us? is a podcast affiliated to the LSE’s first society dedicated to Women of Colour in Consulting (WoCo), created by the 2020/21 Cohort. Find them on the LSE ID SoundCloud every other Thursday: https://soundcloud.com/lse_id/sets/can-you-hear-us.

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