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

Permission: Granted
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 over 20 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.

Permission: Granted
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 over 20 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.

Permission: Granted

To Get Rid of Your BS

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/or elevate your reputation-the bias in your workforce and community is a roadblock. You know the problem. Permission: Granted is your answer.

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To Build an Inclusive Culture

Building an inclusive culture is imperative to business success. Learn the keys to creating a culture that welcomes all employees, boosts retention and productivity. During this talk, Risha shares applicable tips and strategies to take your company’s culture to the next level.

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To Attract Diverse Markets

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

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

The Permission: Granted Program is tailored to fit a variety of topics and lengths. It can be customized as a virtual keynote speech or presented in person as a half-day or full day workshop to take an in-depth look at multiple topics.

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Get Rid of Your BS

Throughout this session, Risha 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 or judged.

Attendees will leave this keynote understanding:

  • An understanding of Diversity & 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
  • Tips to navigate bias in the workplace

 

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Build an Inclusive Culture

Attendees will leave this keynote understanding:

  • Keys to attract and retain top diverse talent
  • Strategies to showcase how an inclusive culture provides a competitive advantage
  • Stuff she thinks is important (that you should write down) as you establish your inclusive culture

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Attract Diverse Markets

Attendees will leave this keynote understanding:

  • Create a successful diversity communications plan of action
  • Communicate to diverse audiences
  • Market to diverse groups vs. mainstream audiences

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It’s time to get comfortable discussing the uncomfortable