HRMI 2022: Shereen Daniels, managing director, HR Rewired

An advocate for anti-racism in business, and managing director of anti-racism advisory firm HR Rewired, Daniels is a proactive champion for the need to focus on transformative change which removes structural barriers, not transactional change which 'fixes' people to overcome them.

On a global mission to unlock over one million conversations about race by 2025, her story has been featured in Forbes and she’s recognised as one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for 2020.

Daniels hosts the podcast Advancing Racial Equity 4.0, is the founder of Advancing Racial Equity conference, and vlogger to the tune of over 200+ videos and live broadcasts, giving advice and insights about the Black experience and what leaders and individuals can do differently to effect change.

Her international corporate HR leadership career spans over seventeen years, working within companies with turnovers ranging from £100 million to £2.2 billion; such as Caffe Nero, Greene King, Hobbs, Gala Coral, Carphone Warehouse, Orion Publishing Group and ArmorGroup (now part of G4S). 

Prior to founding HR rewired in 2019, Daniels embarked on an MP Leadership Scheme with the House of Commons and Operation Black Vote. As a trustee and director, she has occupied previous roles for Kent & Medway Economic Partnership Board, and is trustee to Endeavour Mat and Women’s Aid (Bexley).

In 2022 Daniels published her first book, The Anti–Racist Organization: Dismantling Systemic Racism in the Workplace.


Recommended reading:

Listen now: HR's role in responsible business

HR needs to think about equity, not equality

Racial equity: What to do when you fear saying the wrong thing



Having topped the HR Most Influential Thinkers list in 2021, Daniels was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022.