There is a lot of BS in the world!

UNPRECEDENTED TIMES CALL FOR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS…

Virtual Keynotes, Live Webinars or Online Courses…
I’ve got you!

My edgy diversity and inclusion training, facilitates honest, authentic conversations about unconscious bias, inclusive cultures, and micro-aggressions. My goal is to lead my audience to a new place of respect, understanding, authenticity and inclusion. The end result is an energized workforce focused on diverse teams and inclusive cultures that generate new ideas, better performance, and sales growth.

For the first time ever – gain access to my Diversity and Inclusion training from the comfort of your home with exclusive access to my Get Rid of the BS Virtual Keynotes, Webinar Series and Online Courses.

 

Take this time of social distancing to unpack the BS in your organization, so that you can begin to build authentic relationships.

Virtual Keynotes

You schedule the time and send me the link to join your team virtually! With top quality equipment, I will deliver an inspiring, fun and engaging keynote speech. I’ll even throw in some stuff about managing D&I in a virtual world and the importance of inclusion during social distancing.

Get Rid of the BS

(Bias Synapse)

Get Rid of the BS

to Build Inclusive Cultures

Get Rid of the BS

to Attract Diverse Markets

Get Real by Getting Rid of the BS

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Webinar

Need a deeper dive? Try my webinar! Let me host a live webinar for your employees with fun, engaging and interactive activities.

Get Rid of the BS

(Bias Synapse)

Get Rid of the BS

to Build an Inclusive Culture

Microaggressions:

Negative Messages, Positive Changes

Along with LIVE Hosting, this webinar includes:
PDF Downloads
Course Terms
Key Messages
Reflection Questions

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The solution in the face of change and challenge is to focus on people. Humankind is interconnected. We can’t allow systemic racism, a global pandemic or politics to drive us further apart, but instead, see it as an opportunity to draw us closer together.

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Many organizations and companies have engaged Risha for her Diversity and Inclusion consulting and as a leadership speaker. View her full Client List.

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Her engaging storytelling talent and expertise in D&I will bring great value to any adult learner forum.”

Emily Lawson
Director of Education, American Staffing Association

Risha captivated the audience and challenged us as HR Professionals to look at what diversity and inclusion really means.”

Karlina Christensen and Shauneen Scott
Committee Chairs, Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA)

You were amazing and left me walking back to my desk feeling so great, spirit completely lifted and made me view things so differently…”

Direct Energy Attendee

She received a standing ovation and was the perfect speaker to wrap up our conference!”

Kristen Baker-Senior Project Manager
The Bridge Conference — The Direct Marketing Association of Washington

“Nestle Purina’s Women Leaders Forum invited Risha Grant to lead a (virtual) presentation to our members in August 2020. Risha’s presentation, Authenticity is Everything, was a candid discussion on how to identify and get rid of our biases so that we can show up as our authentic selves. The feedback from this discussion was overwhelming! Our members appreciated the safe space for discussion, asked thought-provoking questions that Risha answered truthfully, and walked away with tools on how to examine and overcome their own biases. Risha has such a dynamic personality that was felt even through the virtual environment (although I bet seeing her in person is even better!) and a disarming manner that made it easy for us to engage with her. If you’re looking for an energetic, no BS speaker to engage your organization on some tough topics, hire Risha.”

Leah Cleary
Director of Education and Programing, Nestle Purina Women Leaders Forum

“We loved having Risha as our Keynote Speaker for our 2020 Professionals of Color Conference. This year came with a lot of challenges, but Risha and her team made going virtual smooth. Risha’s content challenged the cultural norms and we appreciated her openly speaking her truth and experiences.”

Amway

“We just completed her session and it was the most well received of our 3 keynotes, in my opinion. She knocked it out the park. Or, to use a basketball reference, she was draining 3’s all speech long.

She did a fabulous job. I truly appreciated her story-telling and transparency. It allowed our team members to connect with her.”

Reginald Johnson
Chief Diversity Officer & SVP NA Field Human Resources, Signet Jewelers

“D&I is hard work because we humans are complicated. The bottom line is, when you need an extraordinary facilitator–who is clear-eyed, compassionate, and unafraid to work on implicit bias—call Risha. She steered the conversation to illustrate the unacknowledged, unaware white privilege that was underneath many of the exchanges among the participants, yet always created an environment of safety. Risha is uniquely equipped to lead your people forward into better territory where everybody wins.”

Tony Botti
Manager, Behavioral Health Service and Student Counseling and Mental Health Service,
Harvard University

That’s BS!

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Sexual harassment. Systemic Racism. Bias. They are the dire consequences of a dearth of diversity in the workforce. Diversity is not the issue, people are. Now this timely new book, That’s BS! explains how closing the race and gender gap makes businesses more competitive and prosperous. Read More.

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Risha Grant
Risha Grant
Do you believe that one person can make a difference?

I do.

One person in a circle of influence can empower a person who’s marginalized.

My mother initially had to process me being bisexual. She was detoxing from the harmful ideas she was raised to embrace, and understandably, she had to have her time to deal with it.

My sister was living at home when I came out.
“She’s still the same person, mom,” she would say, “She’s still Risha.”

Love won in my family.

Once I found the courage to allow my family and friends to show up, they did!

The same can apply to your organization’s perception of diversity and inclusion. Even if you feel like everyone is against you, just having the one person who respects, appreciates, and champions you unconditionally (like my sister) can be HUGE.

You can be a board member, a mid-level manager, or an employee; it doesn’t matter. You have the power to change the way you treat people at the workplace at any level.

My sister made all the difference in how I saw myself. She gave me a safe space to live my truth and be authentic.

How can YOU be that person in your organization to do the same?

#RishaTalks #inspiration #motivation #inclusivity #ThatsBS #Bias #Unbias #humanity #inclusion #equality #diversity #culture #community
Risha Grant
Risha Grant
Truth: you won’t be accepted for who you are until you start to show up as yourself.

Radical acceptance takes courage and it starts with giving someone the opportunity to accept the real you.
Risha Grant
Risha Grant
Before I became a speaker for DEI to C-Suite and board-level leaders, I made a little profit from two magazines - one focused on business with a diversity perspective, the other dealt directly with diversity issues.

During that time, I was creating authentic relationships, and those relationships were as good as money.

When it all crashed in 2016, I had to call people I owed. But you know what happened?

Many of them knew I'd be all right because of the relationships I had built with them. They'd say, "Take care of yourself. Don't let this be a stress for you. We know you'll bounce back."

I was able to do business on my name. I started again and right now is the result.

I encourage people to build solid relationships because they sustain you during the hardships. I could talk to my network authentically because they not only knew the real me, they believed in me.
If you have dreams, go out there and make them happen. It's not easy, but I believe every day, you must get up and do at least one thing that moves you closer to making those dreams a reality.

But as you're moving, build those vital relationships that will support you unconditionally.

This is not a sprint. It is a marathon. Appreciate the journey along the way.

#RishaTalks #inspiration #motivation #ThatsBS
Risha Grant
Risha Grant
Hard Lesson Learned: If you lose friends for being proud of who you are, they weren’t your friends to begin with.
Risha Grant
Risha Grant
In life and your career, even when you've tried your best and failed, it helps to know there are still people that are in your corner.

I blew my knee out in my junior year of high school, but I came back hard to become the best basketball player I could. I thought for sure I'd be All-State.
I wasn’t. It crushed me.

Shortly after, I ran into a coach from a competing high school.

"Risha, we hate that you didn't make All-State."
I was bummed. "Yeah. I guess with my injury, I just didn't get it."

He was surprised. "Honestly, the way it works is that you're chosen before you even get there. Your school just didn't turn in your paperwork."

Now, it was my turn to be surprised.

I found out one girl on my team made All-State, another honorable mention (both white). There was NO WAY I wouldn't have honorable mention, either.
I can't specifically say it had to do with race, but the fact that these other girls made it and I didn't gave me pause. It was a hard lesson for my young life.

My school didn't recognize my worth, but that coach did.

Even when an organization fails you because of your diversity, your community has the opportunity to step up and make you feel seen.

Does YOUR community SEE you?

#RishaTalks #ThatsBS #Unbias #racism #allyship
Risha Grant
Risha Grant
At work, in your life, or even on the street, be that person that shows up, practices kindness, and sees everyone for who they truly want to be.