Risha Grant

Virtual Keynote Speaker

Diversity and Inclusion Speaker

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Motivated by her passion to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha's personal mission to expose the value of Diversity & Inclusion while shining a light on the economic impact it creates. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to growing a small business and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity.

On stage, Risha draws on her passion, knowledge, and humour to empower attendees to engage with diversity and inclusion in their workplace. Her approach has helped NBA teams, governors, mayors, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and community leaders to reduce bias and further their understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion in today’s modern world.

These audiences have included Discover Card Financial Services, Samsung Electronics America, Cox Communications, Wells Fargo, USAA Diversified Financial Group, Boy Scouts of America, U.S. Airforce, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, University of Oklahoma, among other local and national media.

Risha has also been awarded numerous honors such as being named a 2019 Top 100 HR Influencer by Engagedly, a 2018 Inclusive Leadership Award Winner and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. Through her virtual interactive keynotes and deep-dive training sessions, Risha teaches and empowers attendees with Diversity &Inclusion tools to increase their bottom line and permission to get rid of their BS.

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Virtual Keynote - Permission Granted to Get Rid of Your BS

Whether implicit or conscious, bias is the number one threat to humanity and any company’s success. If your company’s goal is to create cohesiveness within your organization, increase revenue, be innovative and/or elevate your reputation-the bias in your workforce and community is a roadblock. You know the problem. “Permission Granted” is your answer.

Throughout this session, Risha allows attendees to express their biases, while giving them easily applicable tools to get over them, however screwed up they may be. Although diversity can often be an uncomfortable topic, Risha’s approach helps attendees to understand the concept, without feeling bored or judged.

Attendees will leave this conversation with:

  • An understanding of Diversity & Inclusion
  • A thorough awareness of his/her biases
  • A realization of how his/her biases originated
  • A recognition of the symptoms and results of bias
  • Tools to address bias internally and externally
  • Tips to navigate bias in the workplace
 

Virtual Keynote - Permission Granted to Build an Inclusive Culture

Building an inclusive culture is imperative to business success. Learn the keys to creating a culture that welcomes all employees, boosts retention and productivity. During this talk, Risha shares applicable tips and strategies to take your company’s culture to the next level.

Seminar includes:

  • Keys to attract and retain top diverse talent
  • Strategies to showcase how an inclusive culture provides a competitive advantage
  • Stuff she thinks is important (that you should write down) as you establish your inclusive culture
 

Virtual Keynote - Permission Granted to Attract Diverse Markets

Companies need to know how to get diverse customers to buy their products and services. Why?

Because business sustainability, competitive advantage, a constantly changing economy and trillions in buying power. During this session, Risha will share with attendees the keys to effectively engage various diverse groups and provide them with tips to create a diversity communications strategy for their company.

Attendees will leave this seminar understanding how to:

  • Create a successful diversity communications plan of action
  • Communicate to diverse audiences
  • Market to diverse groups vs. mainstream audiences
 

Recent Publications by Risha Grant

Risha Grant Professional Speaker Book

That's BS: How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures and the Power to Attract Diverse Markets