“I’ll help you
Companies don’t have diversity problems.
They have people problems.
I solve your people problems.
Edgy, educational and motivational speaker, author Risha Grant is an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert. She covers these topics as NBC KJRH TV News 2 for You community correspondent and host of the JustUs series, through her Tulsa World column, Risha Talks, as a contributor to Black Enterprise Magazine, in her book, That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures and her corresponding “BS” Video Series. She has motivated and educated numerous corporations, associations and universities and lead them to a new place of respect and understanding. 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 and Roger Williams University, to name a few.
Risha has been awarded numerous honors such as the 2019 Top 100 HR Influencers, 2018 Inclusive Leadership Award, Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, One of Four to Watch by the Tulsa World, one of the Most Influential African Americans, and one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs by Engage Magazine. She has also won the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Top Inclusive Award three years and been nominated for the Journal Record Woman of the Year award several times. She has been featured in Forbes, The Financial Times, Off Script, Bloomberg Media, Black Enterprise, Engage Magazine, Radioactive Radio, Take the Lead Radio, The Dream Catcher podcast, Money for Life podcast, DJC Oregon Newspaper, The Kansas City Star, WUSA-TV, KVUE-TV, KTLU-TV, WURD Radio, among other local and national media.
Top 100 HR Influencer • Top 20 Inclusive Workplace Cultures • 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year – Women of Color Expo • YWCA Woman of Moxie • WNBA Tulsa Shock/Williams Women of Inspiration Honoree • Top Ten Entrepreneur • Top Four to Watch • 40 under 40 • State of Oklahoma Achievers Under 40 • Named Influential African American in Tulsa • State of Oklahoma Small Business Journalist of the Year • Small Business Journalist of the Year Region IV (OK, TX, LA, AR, NM) • Young Careerist of the Year
Am I the right speaker?
Dancing around a topic is not my forte. I like to wade right into your BS (and mine) to explain how bias is a roadblock to acceptance and inclusion. Please understand that I may not be a fit for every company and every company is not a fit for me. So, in the interest of getting rid of the BS, here’s a little information to save your time and ours.
I’m a perfect match if…
- You value honesty and “real” talk
- You are open to exploring how D&I can add value to your company
- You are open to listening to understand and not to reply
- You want personal & professional change
- You are seeking inclusion
- You want to be innovative and increase your bottom line
We will never make it if…
- Surface-level communication is what you want
- You are closed-minded
- You do not want real change
- You do not want inclusion
- You are looking to check a box
Of 321 large global enterprises—companies with at least $500 million in annual revenue—surveyed in a Forbes study in 2011, 85 percent agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation in the workplace.