02 Nov Representation Matters…Martha Awojobi
Martha Awojobi is a management consultant for non-profits specialising in event curation, anti-racism, POC recruitment and income generation. She is also the treasurer and an organiser at #CharitySoWhite – an organisation that speaks about institutional racism in the charity sector. She comments “it is not personal; it’s the systems and structures making up the sector that reinforce racism. So, we need to stop asking if racism exists in our organisations and start asking how?”.
Martha is the curator of #BAMEOnline, a series of online events that centre fundraisers of colour, showcase new talent, and get to the heart of how to dismantle structural racism in fundraising and in the wider charity sector. Her mission is to support Black and Brown led organisations who are critically underfunded and resourced to do brilliant work in their communities and to ensure that Black and Brown fundraisers are able to thrive in their organisations.
She is also the winner of Charity Times Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement 2020 and
Civil Society Fundraising Magazines 25 Under 35 2020.
Martha joined our host Nikki Tapper on The Equal Group’s podcast ‘Representation Matters’ to share her insights and opinions on equality, diversity and inclusion in the charity sector.
1 ) Martha’s drive to oust injustice started at the age of 11
2 ) How she is a campaigner for the oppressed and why #CharitySoWhite had to start
3 ) Why #CharitySoWhite had to start
4 ) The impact of BLM on the charity sector
5 ) The impact of EDI in the sector and whether there is change
6 ) How she describes herself in three words and what she would like her legacy to be
Host: Nikki Tapper
Guest: Martha Awojobi
The Equal Group Twitter: https://twitter.com/theequalgroup
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