Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director
Marisa Afzali is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director for Progressive Insurance, where she develops and implements enterprise strategies to leverage, advance, and integrate DEI across the organization, and create a culture where all people feel welcomed, valued and respected.
Since joining Progressive in 2007, Marisa has held positions in HR, talent management and DEI. Prior to Progressive, she worked in HR management and consulting in the education and health care fields, founded a University’s first diversity council and inclusion efforts, and initiated D&I educational initiatives. Marisa has more than 20 years of experience in diversity and inclusion, talent management, recruiting, leadership development and employee engagement. She has been featured in DiversityInc and CAREERS and the disABLED magazines, and has been a presenter at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Best Practices conferences. Marisa holds a Master’s degree in HR Management and SHRM-SCP certification.