“I’m not going to bore you with complex methodology, terminology or academia. D&I is simple and so are my concepts.”

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Get Rid of the BS Speaker Series

After years of conversations and consultations, research and interviews regarding diversity & inclusion — I’ve learned that companies don’t have diversity problems; they have people problems. For too long, diversity has been blamed for loss of productivity, discrimination and a litany of other workplace faux pas, but diversity has never been the issue. It can’t be — people and their BS are the problem.

I solve people problems, NOT diversity problems!

What I have also gleaned from 25 years in business is that these so-called “diversity” issues come from a term I’ve coined called Bias Synapse, easily remembered as BS. You know the problem. Getting rid of the BS is the answer.

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Get Rid of the BS & Build an Inclusive Culture

Whether implicit or conscious, bias is the number one threat to humanity and any company’s success.

If your company’s goal is to create cohesiveness within your organization, increase revenue, be innovative and elevate your reputation-the bias in your workforce and community is a roadblock. You know the problem. Getting Rid of the BS is your answer.

Get Rid of the BS to Attract Diverse Markets

Companies need to know how to get diverse customers to buy their products and services. Why?

Because of business sustainability, competitive advantage, a constantly changing economy and trillions in buying power. During this session, D&I Speaker Risha Grant will share with attendees the keys to effectively engage various diverse groups and provide them with tips to increase their bottom line.

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Radical Acceptance: Be Better Than Your BS

Empower Authenticity, Confront Bias and Create a Culture of Inclusion through Radical Acceptance.

This speech will help audiences and individuals to understand Radical Acceptance and how their BiaSphere, Belief Systems, and BS stop them from welcoming and embracing all of humanity, including their own. Our BS shapes how we feel about ourselves, how we perceive the world, and how we interact with others. Radical acceptance teaches that through authenticity we can connect with others on a deeper level, and create a culture of acceptance and belonging. Mental health and psychological safety are more important now than ever before in the workplace, and companies who create an environment where everyone is allowed to be themselves without fear of rejection, are at the cutting edge of what it means to be an innovative and profitable place to work.

Start planning your custom Get Rid of the BS program.

The Get Rid of the BS program is tailored to fit a variety of topics and lengths. It can be customized as an in-person or virtual keynote speech or workshop. BS Expert and Keynote Speaker, Risha Grant will lead you through an in-depth look at unconscious bias, diversity, equity, and inclusion among other topics.

Attendee Learning Outcomes

Get Rid of the BS & Build an Inclusive Culture

Throughout this session, Diversity & Inclusion speaker Risha Grant allows attendees to express their biases, while giving them easily applicable tools to get over them, however screwed up they may be. Although diversity can often be an uncomfortable topic, Risha’s approach helps attendees to understand the concept, without feeling bored, judged or blamed.

 

Attendees will leave this keynote understanding:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • A thorough awareness of biases
  • A realization of how biases originated
  • A recognition of the symptoms and results of bias
  • Tools to address bias internally and externally
  • Benefits of Building a Culture of Inclusion
  • The stuff she thinks is important (that you should write down) as you establish your inclusive culture

Get Rid of the BS to Attract Diverse Markets

Biases are always working against you in business. During this session, Risha will teach attendees to examine their own decision-making processes and identify ways to minimize biases in order to attract diverse markets and increase sales. With a majority of diverse communities holding $14 trillion in disposable income, Risha makes the case for how profitability and diversity can coexist. This session will review the benefits of advertising and marketing to diverse communities in order to attract them to your company’s products and services.

Attendees will leave this keynote understanding:

  • How unconscious bias keeps companies from recruiting diverse candidates
  • How to reach diverse candidates through unconventional methods
  • Marketing ideas for recruiting diverse candidates
  • The buying power of diverse groups

Radical Acceptance: Be Better Than Your BS

Risha’s honest, memorable and practical presentation on Radical Acceptance: Be Better Than Your BiaSphere, Belief Systems, and BS blends together stories from her life experiences as a bisexual black woman, former division one athlete, and small business owner to teach audiences how their diversity can become their superpower! Learn how your own behaviors can be shaped by your own BiaSphere, which includes all of the subconscious beliefs, thoughts, feelings and emotions you have about yourself and the rest of the world around you. Radical Acceptance: Be Better Than Your BS will provide your audience members with the awareness and education to help them become better leaders, employees, colleagues, and people.

Attendees will leave this keynote understanding:

  • The power of authenticity to shift company culture
  • How to use diversity as a competitive advantage
  • The psychological need for belonging
  • How our BiaSphere has shaped our view of the world

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