There is a lot of BS in the world!

Unprecedented times call for innovative solutions…

In-Person & Virtual Keynotes, Consulting or Online Courses…
I’ve got your DE&I needs covered!

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Many of the top companies and organizations in the world have engaged Risha for her Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion speaking and consulting.

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The solution in the face of change and challenge is to focus on people. Humankind is interconnected and we need to draw on that connection now, more than ever. 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.

See how Risha can connect your culture. Learn More.

Why you should book Risha

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 without placing blame, increasing judgement or encouraging guilt. The end result is an energized workforce focused on diverse teams and inclusive cultures that generate new ideas, team cohesion for better performance, and sales growth.

 

Connect the culture in your company by allowing Risha Grant to teach your leaders and employees to be Better Than Their BS!

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In-Person & Virtual Keynotes

In-Person, I deliver BS-free, evidence-based, DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion) keynote speaking sessions that keep audiences engaged through inspiring, fun, and disarming content.

Virtually, you schedule the time and send me the link to join your team! With top quality equipment, I will deliver an inspiring, fun and engaging keynote speech.

Get Rid of the BS &
Build an Inclusive Culture

Get Rid of the BS To
Attract Diverse Markets

Radical Acceptance:
Be Better Than Your BS

New Online Learning

2020 was a pivotal year for all of us. Like so many others, I transitioned to virtual speaking and consulting and while I wasn’t excited about the change, it offered a badass opportunity to connect with my audiences in an interactive way.

As such, we were able to gather data from 55,000 employees across the United States. That knowledge has been applied to this online course and provided to you.

Yes. You read that correctly! I built a course based upon the concerns, thoughts and questions from people just like you.

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8 Keys to Be Better Than Your BS

You get all of this knowledge in an easily digestible format of eight (8) modules. They include multiple lessons and are accompanied by downloadable worksheets and quizzes.

Learn with Risha Grant how creating a connected culture can overcome bias, increase company cohesion and supercharge productivity.

8 New Online Learning Modules from Risha Grant

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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)

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 Programming, Nestle Purina Women Leaders Forum

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

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.”

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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 andtransparency. It allowed our team members to connect with her.”

Reginald Johnson

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

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

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 theconversation 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

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

That’s BS!

How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures and the Power to Attract Diverse Markets

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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The 8 Keys To Be Better Than Your BS intensive workshop is a one of a kind training designed to transform you, your co-workers and your company for the better.

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Risha Grant
While most DE&I programs focus on what not to do, I focus on teaching you and your employees how to embrace DE&I. This program will teach you how to embrace a positive mindset that will ease the transition and set you up for success.

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Risha Grant
Risha Grant
❤️🖤💚Juneteenth is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, and it's a great time to honor those who have brought us this far.

But it's also important to keep in mind that there are still some things we need to work on. We've come a long way, but we still have a long road ahead of us.

If you're going to attend Juneteenth celebrations this year, make sure to avoid performative wokeness. Don't be the person who starts talking about how much they care about people of color just because it's Juneteenth—that's really not what the holiday is about, and if you do that, then you're missing out on what makes Juneteenth so special: remembering that we're all part of something bigger than ourselves and recognizing how much work needs to be done for true equality for all people.

With that being said, Happy Juneteenth everyone! ❤️🖤💚
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Risha Grant
Now, I think we all know that it can be a struggle to feel included in the workplace, so we have a few tips for making your office an inclusive space.

👩‍🏫👨🏻‍🏫👩🏼‍🏫👨🏽‍🏫👩🏾‍🏫👨🏿‍🏫First, make sure everyone knows what LGBTQIA+ means. If you have employees who aren't familiar with the term or don't understand why it's important, explain it to them. This will also open up a dialogue about how having a diverse workforce is beneficial for all involved parties.

🙋‍♀️🙋🏻🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏽🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏿Second, be sure to ask people how they identify their gender and sexuality before assuming anything about them based on their appearance or behavior. It's not only offensive but also inaccurate when others assume someone is heterosexual just because they're male or female, or that they're cisgender just because they look like one gender or another (when trans people exist).

👐👐🏻👐🏼👐🏽👐🏾👐🏿Thirdly, be welcoming of all genders and sexualities by using inclusive language in meetings and emails—for example, instead of starting the meeting with "Ok guys! Let's begin!" use gender-neutral language like " OK team! Let's begin!.
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Risha Grant
For a company looking to embrace DE&I, as we all know, there are two ways to approach this. One is the piecemeal way by taking on each of the isms and phobias separately. The other is holistic by addressing the root cause of why a person has biases in the first place. As I've said in my presentations, any training that doesn't address DE&I holistically will be akin to giving our co-workers an aspirin for a cancer diagnosis.

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Risha Grant
So I have good news! There are ways to overcome your discomfort around LGBTQIA+ colleagues AND make your workplace more inclusive for everyone involved. Try these tips:

1. Try to be as aware of your own biases as possible. If you've never worked with an openly gay man before, for example, ask yourself why that is. Is it because you've never had the opportunity? Or because you think they won't be able to do their job well? Do you avoid them? To get past your biases, start by assessing who makes you uncomfortable and why. 🧠

2. When meeting new people who identify as LGBTQIA+, try to avoid asking them personal questions about their sexuality or gender identity right away (unless they offer up the information themselves). 🤐

Instead, focus on getting to know them as individuals FIRST —what they do at work and how long they've been there will help break the ice much faster than talking about their sexual orientation or gender identity would! 🙂

3. If someone makes a joke related to LGBTQ+ culture or experiences (like "That's so gay!"), don't laugh at it—even if other people seem amused by it. Instead, challenge them by asking them to explain what they mean by their comments.🧐

These simple acts can make a big difference to your LGBTQIA+ colleagues.🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️