Racial imposter syndrome is holding women of colour like me back in the workplace

As a British Pakistani Muslim woman, carving a name in the white-dominated media industry has been challenging. Throughout my work life, like most minority women, I have faced microaggressions and discrimination, which is to be expected in an industry where my South Asian community is heavily underrepresented.

For as long as I can remember, despite my confidence, I have felt greatly unskilled and undeserving of any job I have held. Even though in securing these jobs I had to pass exams, interviews, assessments and jump through whatever hoops – in my eyes I still got the role “as a fluke”.

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