Hadiya Roderique is a writer, cultural critic, speaker, researcher, lawyer and consultant. Her work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Vice, Macleans, The Toronto Star, The National Post, and more. She is the winner of the National Magazine Award for Best Short Feature for her piece Black in the Ivory, and is best known for her piece Black on Bay Street, a cover story for the Globe and Mail that outlined her experiences as a young, Black woman working in a large Bay Street law firm. An ex-McKinsey consultant, Hadiya's consulting work focuses on workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion. Hadiya is currently an assistant professor of journalism in the Department of Arts, Media, and Culture at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She has a J.D., M.A. (Criminology), and Ph.D in Organizational Behaviour from the University of Toronto.
Hadiya is represented by Samantha Haywood and Leonicka Valcius at Transatlantic Agency (writing) and by Speakers' Spotlight (speaking).