Clients & Testimonials
For 25 years, Risha Grant has provided Speaking, Training, and Consulting services on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with many companies and organizations. Below are some of her past and present clients and their testimonials.
Risha captivated the audience and challenged us as HR professionals to look at what diversity and inclusion really means.”
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.”
HER ENGAGING STORYTELLING TALENT AND EXPERTISE IN D&I WILL BRING GREAT VALUE TO ANY ADULT LEARNER FORUM.”
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.”
YOU WERE AMAZING AND LEFT ME WALKING BACK TO MY DESK FEELING SO GREAT, SPIRIT COMPLETELY LIFTED AND MADE ME VIEW THINGS SO DIFFERENTLY…”
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.”
SHE RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION AND WAS THE PERFECT SPEAKER TO WRAP UP OUR CONFERENCE!”
Risha did a fabulous job reminding us that everyone needs “to be the change” in understanding diversity and inclusion in order to affect a long-term, organizational cultural change. She reminded us the starting point is for people to “unpack your boxes” and look at how they deal with bias. She provided us with a great introduction to a very important issue that requires our attention. I highly recommend her to any business or district looking to have someone who genuinely connects with her audience and knows how to read a community.”
We recently had Risha speak at our annual Women’s Leadership Forum and she was phenomenal! She kept attendees engaged, challenging others to confront their own biases while also sharing her own raw and personal experience and biases. She was authentic in every aspect of the word and a true pleasure to work with!”
Risha knocked it out of the park at our industry conference. She brought a ton of energy to the presentation and she got everyone in the room to come face to face with their own bias, which was amazing to watch. There wasn’t a person in the room staring at their phones. That told me she got their attention and they were really thinking about what she was saying. I highly recommend Risha and her message for any business or industry dealing with bias and needing more diversity.”
We recently had Risha Grant at our 2019 NICA Conference in Sun Valley; we brought Risha as part of our DEI initiative. That sounds like “checking a box.” Far from it. Risha exceeded our expectations and was remarkable, relevant and thought-provoking in her ability to move our initiative from concept to personal transformation with humor along the way. Risha’s warm and real approach touched our audience by connecting her experience, tools, insight, and inspiration into the hearts of our audience for an ultimate change, impact, and influence. Bravo to Risha.”