Rana Hussain is an Inclusion & Belonging leader making important inroads into Australian sporting culture, media culture and the community at large. One of a handful of women of colour working in sports administration and media, Rana is a pioneer and a passionate advocate for social inclusion, cultivating belonging and reducing discrimination.
Rana’s driving passion is to foster a sense of belonging and connection, particularly for those who feel on the margins of society. This has led Rana to zero in on the spheres of sport, media and organisational culture. Rana is a skilled speaker and facilitator, regularly presenting Keynote speeches and facilitating education sessions and training for organisations.
Recognising that representation is core to driving inclusion and belonging, Rana has carved out a successful media career which sees her writing and broadcasting for various outlets including several years with the ABC. Rana is a talented writer, skilled presenter, commentator, MC and broadcaster. Rana brings humour, kindness and thoughtfulness to every conversation. She is entertaining and enlightening on a broad range of subjects from pop culture to sport to discrimination and human rights.
Rana has worked in sports administration for a number of years, developing culture, inclusion and promoting diversity. She now works as Sport Director for Champions of Change and as a consultant, advising on applied empathy, inclusion and diversity, belonging and organisational culture. She is a Board Member of the Victorian Women’s Trust and was a member of the Collingwood FC anti-racism expert group. She curated and produced the DoMore project and continues to consult for the Ben Simmons Family Foundation.
Authentic and inclusive leadership, critical thinking skills, creative content and the ability to bridge social divides makes Rana a valuable addition to any room.