Dr. Hadiya Roderique is a researcher, lecturer, speaker, broadcast commentator, and former Bay Street employment and human rights lawyer. An award-winning writer, she is a frequent contributor to newspapers, magazines and panels on issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion, with bylines in The Walrus, The National Post, The Report on Business, and Macleans amongst others. She is most well known for her viral piece “Black on Bay Street”, a cover story for the Globe and Mail, which outlined her experiences as a young Black woman working in a Bay Street firm. She holds a M.A. in Criminology and a law degree from the University of Toronto, and recently completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where her research focused on gender and parental bias in the professional workplace. In 2018, she was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyers’ Magazine, and in 2019, she received the Clarkson Laureateship for Public Service from Massey College. She is on the Board of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund.
Dr. Hadiya Roderique
Journalist, Lawyer & Diversity and Inclusion Advocate