Episode 310

Hasan Rafiq, VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at Newsela - Encouraging Real Conversations

About the episode
In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Hasan Rafiq, VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at Newsela. With over 15 years of multi-sector experience, Hasan's focus is on how organizations can build equitable systems and embed equity throughout employee lifecycle through evidence-based, data-driven strategies. Tune in to learn Hasan’s thoughts on intentional DEI strategy, honoring Pride 365 days, not perpetuating trauma internally, and more!
About the guest
Hasan specializes in building end-to-end organizational strategy to drive diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace. He executes through collaboration and by leading teams, cultivating passionate allies, and creating measurable ROI for DEI investments. With over 15 years of multi-sector experience, Hasan's focus is on how organizations can build equitable systems and embed equity throughout employee lifecycle through evidence-based, data-driven strategies. Beyond his coaching for inclusion and organizational development practice, Hasan has spoken at multiple conferences and presented thought leadership at leading DEIB forums. Hasan was awarded Innovator of the Year and Transformational Leadership award by the Great Places to Work for his Belonging Hackathon and Cultural Agility journeys.
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