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Risha Grant, speaker

Risha Grant

    • Diversity Done Differently
    • Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Corporate BS Finder, International Speaker, Author and Consultant, and CEO of Risha Grant LLC
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$20,000 - $30,000

Virtual Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

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Oklahoma

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Risha Grant Speaker Biography


Motivated by her passion to correct societal “isms” like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha Grant’s personal mission to expose the subtleties and values of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion while shining a light on the impacts they create.

Founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting, communications and speaking firm, as well as an edgy, educational and motivational speaker, author Risha Grant uses honest, humorous, and vulnerable storytelling to motivate audiences to embrace the inner tough work of Radical Acceptance while honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion without evoking feelings of judgement or assigning blame.

These audiences have included Google, Levi Strauss, Nestle Purina, Xerox, YouTube, Procter & Gamble, Discover Card Financial Services, Samsung Electronics America, U.S. Airforce, U.S. Navy, Intuit, and Harvard University, to name a few.

She’s been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR News, The Financial Times, Glamour magazine UK, Bloomberg Media, and Black Enterprise among others.

Risha has received numerous honors such as being named one of the Top 10 Most Powerful Women Leaders in HR by PeopleHum in 2021, 40 Top Women Keynote Speakers by Real Leaders, the NBA OKC Thunder Changemaker Award in 2020 among others.

Be Better Than Your BS
HOW RADICAL ACCEPTANCE EMPOWERS AUTHENTICITY AND CREATES A WORKPLACE CULTURE OF INCLUSION

DEI consultant and corporate speaker, Risha Grant, shares her practice of learning how to welcome and embrace people’s full humanity, without BS, full stop. What’s BS? It’s bullshit for sure, but more specifically it’s the powerful and often invisible belief systems we’ve been steeped in since birth—the judgment and bias we carry with us that impact our own lives and the many others we encounter every day. Risha teaches us about the inner work and the outer work we need to do to dismantle our “biasphere,” and change how we see ourselves and how we interact with others. The more people are willing to acknowledge and address the biases inherent in their belief systems, the more those biases will dissipate and the better our work environments will become.

Takeaways include how to:
• Recognize when your BS manifests as “isms” and phobias that follow you to work
• Cure scarcity mentality, a damaging byproduct of fear
• Validate other people’s experiences
• Become a real ally
• Engage in micro efforts that can effect change on a macro level
• Create an environment that fosters a sense of belonging for everybody; that is, “get in where you fit in”
• Abolish groupthink and create space for diverse ideas
• Design explicit feedback channels
• Generate truly inclusive policies that people can trust
• Spot and stop bullying (it doesn’t always look the way you think it does)
• Understand that equality isn’t equity; the difference leads to everyone getting what they need

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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