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


Why Has the Gender Wage Gap Remained Stagnant for Two Decades?

April 14, 2023

Real Leaders

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

April 10, 2023

Fast Company

January 12, 2023

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

January 6, 2023

The Washington Post

The new rules of workwear - as decided by our readers

August 27, 2022

The Globe and Mail

If you’re a racialized woman, everything you’ve heard about salary negotiation is wrong

April 5, 2021

Media Appearances


Tips for Living More Authentically

Tamron Hall Show

Why People Are Drawn to Authenticity vs. Perfection

CTV News

Missed Opportunity to Address Systemic Racism

The Morning Show

Author Ritu Bhasin's new book, The Authenticity Principle

Latest Podcast and Radio Interviews

The Story Box

Living A Life of Authentic Inclusion

Dose of Leadership

Courageously Stand in Your Power Through Authenticity


Wealth, Health and Happiness: Authentic Living

As Told by Nomads

Interrupting Supremacy Culture

Microsoft WorkLab

41%: Experts Discuss the Top Workplace Trends of 2021

What She Said

Critical Race Theory 101, She's the Boss, Sleepless in Canada and Emotional CPR

Leading with Empathy and Allyship

What Allyship Looks & Feels Like

Microsoft WorkLab

36%: Embracing Authenticity in Hybrid Work

The Path & the Practice

DEI consulting, implicit bias, fitting in versus belonging, self-care, and the importance of authenticity

The Walrus Talks

Noticing Differences and Asking About Them

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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.