Sarah Morgan is a practicing HR executive with nearly 20 years’ experience in the light industrial and
retail industries. She is currently the Chief Excellence Officer of BuzzARooney LLC , where she provides
consulting and coaching surrounding inclusive & equitable organizational culture, and practical,
people-centric leadership. Sarah still also serves as an active HR practitioner as the Group Director of
Human Resources for a national retail services organization headquartered in Raleigh NC.
Sarah has a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies with a focus on Organizational Communication
and Leadership from the University of Richmond as well as a Master’s Degree in Human Resources
In 2011, Sarah began blogging under the pen name “Buzz Rooney,” a spin on her childhood nickname.
She made the decision to retire the nickname and cartoon avatar in 2013 and she began to write and
speak under her real name. Her blog, The Buzz on HR , is now 9 years old and has over 10,000 readers
each month. Sarah has also amassed more than 25,000 followers across her social media platforms and
over 5000 subscribers to her monthly newsletter, 8 on the 8th .
In 2017, Sarah created the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge, a 28-day writing challenge about the unique
hurdles faced by African-Americans and Women in the workplace. The challenge has continued as a
hashtag movement that keeps driving conversation and sharing about diversity, inclusion, equity, fairness
and belonging in our workplace and world. In 2019, Sarah added #BlackPodsMatter to her hashtag
movement arsenal to expand the conversation to include the growing area of podcasting.
Also in 2019, Sarah launched her podcast, Leading in Color , where she provides advice and interviews
experts about cultivating intentional, positive workplace experiences and environments thru the lens of
diversity, equity, fairness and inclusion.
Sarah now keynotes conferences and has been featured in major publications, including the CUE Labor
Relations Conference, SHRM, Forge by Medium, and Black Enterprise Magazine.
Sarah has been named to HR Executive Magazine’s Top 100 HR Influencers,Clear Company’s 50
Unstoppable Women in HR Tech, and the XpertHR UK List of Top Global HR Voices. The Buzz on HR
has been named to the Proven’s Best HR Blogs, BambooHR’s Top HR Blogs, PayScale’s 25 Must-Read
HR Blogs, and Wonolo’s 50 Best Blogs for HR Pros for consecutive years.
When not working, Sarah is a wife and mom with a blended family of 5 children living outside Durham NC.
She enjoys mindlessly binging reality television, spending time with friends and family, reading, eating