Risha Grant

  • Tulsa, OK
  • Range USD On Request

Tagline: Diversity Speaker

Talent Highlights

  • Biases are always working against you in business.
  • During this session, Risha will teach attendees to examine their own decision-making processes and identify ways to minimize biases in order to attract diverse markets and increase sales.
  • This session will review the benefits of advertising and marketing to diverse communities in order to attract them to your company’s products and services.

Keynote Topics

Throughout this session, Diversity & Inclusion speaker Risha Grant 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, judged or blamed.

Attendees will leave this keynote understanding:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • A thorough awareness of biases
  • A realization of how biases originated
  • A recognition of the symptoms and results of bias
  • Tools to address bias internally and externally
  • Benefits of Building a Culture of Inclusion
  • The stuff she thinks is important (that you should write down) as you establish your inclusive culture
     

Biases are always working against you in business. During this session, Risha will teach attendees to examine their own decision-making processes and identify ways to minimize biases in order to attract diverse markets and increase sales.

With a majority of diverse communities holding $14 trillion in disposable income, Risha makes the case for how profitability and diversity can coexist.

This session will review the benefits of advertising and marketing to diverse communities in order to attract them to your company’s products and services.

Attendees will leave this keynote understanding:

  • How unconscious bias keeps companies from recruiting diverse candidates
  • How to reach diverse candidates through unconventional methods
  • Marketing ideas for recruiting diverse candidates
  • The buying power of diverse groups

After years of conversations and consultations, research and interviews regarding diversity & inclusion, Risha Grant has learnt that companies don’t have diversity problems; they have people problems. For too long, diversity has been blamed for loss of productivity, discrimination and a litany of other workplace faux pas, but diversity has never been the issue. It can’t […]

After years of conversations and consultations, research and interviews regarding diversity & inclusion, Risha Grant has learnt that companies don’t have diversity problems; they have people problems. For too long, diversity has been blamed for loss of productivity, discrimination and a litany of other workplace faux pas, but diversity has never been the issue. It can’t be — people and their BS are the problem.

I solve people problems, NOT diversity problems!

What I have also gleaned from 25 years in business is that these so-called “diversity” issues come from a term I’ve coined called Bias Synapse, easily remembered as BS. You know the problem. Getting rid of the BS is the answer.

Motivated by her passion to correct societal “isms” like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha Grant’s personal mission to expose the subtleties and values of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion while shining a light on the impacts they create.

Risha Grant | Diversity Speaker

Founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting, communications and speaking firm, as well as an edgy, educational and motivational speaker, author Risha Grant uses honest, humorous, and vulnerable storytelling to motivate audiences to embrace the inner tough work of Radical Acceptance while honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion without evoking feelings of judgement or assigning blame.

These audiences have included Google, Levi Strauss, Nestle Purina, Xerox, YouTube, Procter & Gamble, Discover Card Financial Services, Samsung Electronics America, U.S. Airforce, U.S. Navy, Intuit, and Harvard University, to name a few.

She’s been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR News, The Financial Times, Glamour magazine UK, Bloomberg Media, and Black Enterprise among others.

Risha has received numerous honors such as being named one of the Top 10 Most Powerful Women Leaders in HR by PeopleHum in 2021, 40 Top Women Keynote Speakers by Real Leaders, the NBA OKC Thunder Changemaker Award in 2020 among others.

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