Sarah Hassaine is the Head of Inclusion and Diversity at the MedTech company ResMed. She has nine years of experience in the D&I space, starting at Amazon where she helped with recruiting and retaining women in Applied Sciences, and then at Qualcomm where she led their conference engagement, affinity group expansion, leadership support, and their inclusion building programs and initiatives for more than four years. At ResMed, Sarah is focused on building and implementing a global strategy, expanding their knowledge of D&I concepts, growing the impact of their affinity groups and working closely with leaders and stakeholders across the company.
Prior to finding her niche, Sarah worked as a government contractor with Deloitte, then in international development and government consulting around the world. She worked at InterNews supporting democracy development in the MENA region, and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, leading an organization for up-skilling and training ex-pat women. Sarah is very devoted to community empowerment and has done work in cross-cultural and intra-faith initiatives. At home in San Diego, she devotes her time to refugee assimilation efforts, as well as across the border in Mexico with orphanages through Corazon de Vida.
Sarah currently serves on three Boards – the Southwest chapter of Planned Parenthood, the Kim Center for Social Balance championing pay equity, and the North San Diego Business Chamber.
Sarah earned her Executive MBA from the Wharton Business School at UPenn in 2021, her MA in Policy from George Washington University, and her BA in International Affairs from UC San Diego. She is trilingual, fluent in both French and Arabic. Her strengths lie in strategy, change management, cultural growth and transformation, M&A , branding, PR, reporting, and community outreach.