Nafisa Shafiq

Nafisa Shafiq

A CommsHero veteran, Nafisa has hosted sessions during CommsHero Week, been a guest on Comms Room 101 and the You’re My CommsHero podcast. She’s helped organise the CommsHero Ramadan fast, presented an award at last year’s CommsHero Awards, and is now continuing her work with the CommsHero family by joining this year’s ambassadors and judges’ line-up.

With a decade and a half of experience, Nafisa has worked in comms roles across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. She’s worked for the likes of Edelman, with clients like Unilever and Aviva, before moving over to the public sector and then into higher education. She now works in housing at Yorkshire Housing and is on a mission to improve her colleagues’ experiences by delivering personalised comms to colleagues wherever they may be.

Nafisa is the Vice-Chair of CIPR Inside, a network of over 950 internal communicators, where she’s helped organise and deliver regular online learning opportunities so members can get the most out of their membership and continue their professional development. She’s worked tirelessly this year with the other committee volunteers on the Inside Summit – a virtual day of learning with over 25 speakers and 250 attendees.

Nafisa’s go-getter attitude has seen her get Chartered with CIPR, complete the CIPR PR Diploma, graduate from Socially Mobile and complete Ella Minty’s Power & Influence course, all in the past few years. Her commitment to her own development, and to the industry, hasn’t gone unrecognised – she was recently awarded Fellow status by the CIPR.

Nafisa’s done all this while raising young kids, she’s got two under 10, and taking on caring responsibilities for others in her family. She’ll still never bat an eyelid when it comes to recognising and supporting others… Nafisa is always willing to help others don a cape, get up and fly!