With thought leadership contributions made in over 200 features across press, TV, podcasts, radio and articles, discover some key highlights from Ritu’s latest appearances.

Press Highlights


Has HR been getting ‘authenticity’ all wrong? (Part 2)

Rotman Magazine

Is there a right way to ‘belong’?

Real Leaders

Voices inspiring change. The world's top 50 keynote speakers

Fast Company

It’s 2023 and lawmakers are somehow still focused on dress codes for women


4 Ways Workplace Leaders Can Create A Culture Of Connection In 2023

The Washington Post

The new rules of workwear - as decided by our readers

Media Appearances

PIX11 New York

BIPOC mental health

Good Day Chicago

3 ways to harness the power of belonging

Global TV - The Morning Show

Ritu Bhasin's new book unlocks the beauty of belonging

Daily Blast Live

Dealing With Bullying as Both Children & Adults

Latest Podcast and Radio Interviews

Plucking Up

Ritu Bhasin on Learning to Be Confident with Cultural Identity

Close the Chapter Podcast

How to Live a More Authentic Life and Break Free of Performing

HR Superstars

Embracing Authenticity and Creating a Culture of Belonging with Ritu Bhasin

Real Leaders Podcast

Ritu Bhasin, Speaker, Author, & Leadership Inclusion Specialist

The Mel Robbins Podcast

You Are a Badass: Unlock Your Most Authentic Self in 4 Proven Steps

Fresh Air

Ritu Bhasin on why she's not afraid to speak out any more

Leading with Empathy and Allyship

Unlocking The Beauty Of Belonging With Ritu Bhasin

In The Details Podcast

The Path to Belonging with Ritu Bhasin

Take 2 Podcast

Ritu Bhasin - Finding Belonging in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dose of Leadership

Courageously Stand in Your Power Through Authenticity

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Dr. Komal Bhasin, MSW, MHSc, DocSocSci

Komal is bci’s Senior DEI Consultant and Mental Health Expert-in-Residence and an accomplished DEI facilitator, coach, and strategist. Komal has over 20 years of experience in providing strategic and advisory guidance and program development across a range of sectors, with a particular concentration in mental health and racial inclusion. Komal is also the founder of Insayva Inc., a social enterprise focused on providing accessible DEI and health equity support to charities and non-profit organizations.

Komal has extensive experience in creating and delivering programming in a range of DEI areas, including unconscious bias, cultural competence, mental health inclusion, psychological safety, and allyship. She is passionate about driving transformational change in workplaces and has worked closely with bci clients — corporations, professional services firms, health care providers, and educational institutions — to embed cultures of DEI within their organizations.

Komal has provided one-on-one inclusion coaching to hundreds of senior leaders and brings a unique approach that is informed by her background as a therapist. She is able to expertly handle sensitive conversations and situations and works with leaders to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advance racial/ethnocultural, gender, and mental health-related equity across teams and organizations. Komal also offers a performance coaching program designed specifically for BIPOC leaders. This program aims to help BIPOC leaders harness their place, position, and identity to thrive in the workplace and beyond. Komal is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

As bci’s Mental Health Expert-in-Residence, Komal offers tremendous expertise around workplace mental health. As a doctoral trained mental health clinician, certified health executive, and registered social worker, Komal has assisted organizations looking to advance employee mental health inclusion and well-being through offering programming on inclusive dialogue, anti-stigma, burnout prevention, psychological safety, resilience, and self-care. Komal is committed to advancing mental health and wellness across the life course; she currently serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and previously served on the board of Children’s Mental Health Ontario and the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

When Komal is not working, you’ll find her painting, cooking or snuggling with her cat.