Marisa Afzali

Marisa Afzali

D&I Talent Consultant

Company: Progressive
Role: Session Presenter Session: Reaching a Remote Workforce: Creating D&I Engagement Anytime, Anywhere

As Progressive’s Diversity and Inclusion Talent Consultant for Progressive Insurance, Marisa Afzali facilitates the execution of enterprise strategies to leverage, advance and integrate D&I across an organization of over 31,000 people; and provides consultation for nine ERGs, executive sponsors, five D&I Councils, and senior leaders. Marisa previously served on Progressive’s Network of Empowered Women’s ERG board, bringing women’s leadership development to a large remote employee audience through engagement, networking, online content, and video/multimedia.

Prior to joining Progressive in 2007, Marisa held roles in HR management and consulting in the education and health care fields where she founded and co-chaired a university’s first diversity council; and developed workshops related to hiring practices, employee relations, and diversity and inclusion. She’s served on the board of the Washington State Association for Multicultural Education and the City of Bellevue, Washington’s “Conversations on Race and Culture” steering team, as well as been featured in DiversityInc, and CAREERS and the disABLED magazines. Marisa holds a Master’s degree in HR Management and SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications.