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What If It’s Others Who Doubt Me?

In this episode of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we look at the unique challenges facing black and brown women who struggle with the pressure to prove themselves to others who doubt their capabilities. Our guest, Amma Marfo, shares her perspective on how to engage allies and build internal and external support systems.

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About Our Guest

Amma Marfo is a thoughtful yet incurably silly independent higher education professional, writer, and author based in Boston, MA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Education from the University of South Florida. She is also the author of three books:

  1. The I’s Have It: Reflections on Introversion in Student Affairs (2014)

  2. Light It Up: Engaging the Introverted Student Leader (2015)

  3. Cultivating Creativity (2017)

Amma is a dynamic and sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, group dynamics, creativity, and incorporating your values into your work and larger goals. She speaks on college and university campuses across the country, at regional and national conferences, and has partnered with organizations like HubSpot, Wayfair, Ovia Health, and Pfizer.


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