Clients & Testimonials

Clients

Risha Grant has provided Speaking, Training and Consulting on Diversity and Inclusion with many companies and organizations over the years. Below are some of her past and present clients and their testimonials.

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Publications

Risha Grant has been featured in the following publications.

Testimonials

“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

She spoke to over 90 attendees for 10 different Samsung Companies across the USA and Canada. She was inspiring, funny and brutally honest. I really appreciated her ability to tell a story, willingness to share her personal experiences and insight. She was professional and personable.”

Michelle Manglal-Lan
Sr. Manager, Samsung, North America

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

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 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.”

Michael Giardina
Assistant Superintendent For HR, Minisink Valley Central School District

“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.”

Pat Hus
Senior Vice President — Bike Specialty

“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.”

Lauren Duensing
VP, Programs — National Interscholastic Cycling Association

“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!”

Stacy Riddler
Senior Education Manager — IAEE