Risha Grant

Diversity Done Differently

Risha Grant is diversity personified. From her race, gender, and lifestyle choices, to being a small business owner and tackling economic issues, every area of Risha’s life intersects diversity. The founder and CEO of an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm, Risha’s mission is to show how diversity communication strategies, tactics, and training can create an inclusive culture in every company and community and, as a result, increase the bottom line.

On stage, Risha draws on her passion, knowledge, and humour to empower attendees to engage with diversity and inclusion in their workplace. Her approach has helped NBA teams, governors, mayors, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and community leaders to reduce bias and further their understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion in today’s modern world.

Risha’s interest in societal “isms” like racism, sexism, ageism, and classism began when she was very young — instead of playing outside, she was inside “playing” school, learning to count, read, and write, just in case her darker skin tone cheated her out of an equal education. She would later learn how experiences like these would feed into her “BS” and with that realization, Risha planned to change the world.

In addition to her consulting firm, Risha created DiversityConneX.com, a highly successful online recruitment tool to connect diverse professionals to career opportunities, internships, and non-profit and corporate board positions.


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.

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 conversation with:

  • An understanding of Diversity & Inclusion
  • A thorough awareness of his/her biases
  • A realization of how his/her 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

Permission Granted 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.

Seminar includes:

  • 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

Permission Granted 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 create a diversity communications strategy for their company.

Attendees will leave this seminar understanding how to:

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

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.

Throughout this virtual presentation, Risha Grant allows attendees to express their biases, while giving them easily applicable tools to get over them. Although diversity can often be an uncomfortable topic, Grant’s approach helps attendees to understand the concept without feeling bored or judged.

Audiences will learn:

  • A greater understanding of diversity and inclusion.
  • A thorough awareness of their biases.
  • A realization of how their 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.

Permission Granted 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, and boosts retention and productivity. In this virtual presentation, Risha Grant shares applicable tips and strategies to take your company’s culture to the next level.

Audiences will learn:

  • The key to attracting and retaining top diverse talent.
  • Strategies to showcase how an inclusive culture provides a competitive advantage.
  • Important insights to keep in mind as you establish your inclusive culture.

Permission Granted to Attract Diverse Markets

Companies need to know how to get diverse customers to buy their products and services. Why? Business sustainability, competitive advantage, a constantly changing economy, and trillions in buying power.

During this virtual presentation, Risha Grant will share the key to effectively engaging diverse groups, and provide tips to create a powerful diversity communications strategy for their company.

Audiences will learn:

  • How to create a successful diversity communications plan of action.
  • How to communicate to diverse audiences.
  • How to market to diverse groups vs. mainstream audiences.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Building Diverse and Inclusive Organizations

Take this time of social distancing to unpack the BS (bias synapse) in your organization, so that you can begin to build authentic relationships.

Risha Grant hosts a fun, engaging, and interactive live webinar for your employees that includes three modules of training to help assess the cultural and organizational barriers blocking your employees and business from authentic change. This includes:

  • Get Rid of the BS (Bias Synapse)
  • Get Rid of the BS to Build an Inclusive Culture
  • Micro-Aggressions: Negative Messages, Positive Changes

Through this three-step process, participants will be able to identify, own, and confront their bias while learning to build an inclusive culture and understand the micro-aggressions that keep us irritated and frustrated with each other.

Along with live hosting, this webinar includes:

  • PDF downloads.
  • Course terms.
  • Key messages.
  • Reflection questions.

This virtual workshop runs 60-75 minutes.