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Risha Grant

  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Employees/Workforce
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Tulsa, OK US

Motivated by her passion to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha’s personal mission to expose the value of Diversity & Inclusion while shining a light on the economic impact it creates. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to growing a small business and tackling economic issues,...

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Motivated by her passion to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha’s personal mission to expose the value of Diversity & Inclusion while shining a light on the economic impact it creates. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to growing a small business and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity.

Founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm, as well as an edgy, educational and motivational speaker, author Risha Grant is an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert. She covers these topics as NBC KJRH’s community correspondent and host of the Risha Talks series. Through her Tulsa World column, Risha Talks and as a contributor to Black Enterprise Magazine, she has motivated and educated numerous corporations, associations, and universities. In her book, That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures and the Power to Attract Diverse Markets and her corresponding “BS” Video Series, Risha has led audiences to new places of respect and understanding. These audiences have included Discover Card Financial Services, Samsung Electronics America, Cox Communications, Wells Fargo, USAA Diversified Financial Group, Boy Scouts of America, U.S. Airforce, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, University of Oklahoma and Roger Williams University, to name a few.

She has been featured in Forbes, The Financial Times, Off Script, Bloomberg Media, Black Enterprise, Engage Magazine, Radioactive Radio, Take the Lead Radio, The Dream Catcher podcast, Money for Life podcast, DJC Oregon Newspaper, The Kansas City Star, WUSA-TV, KVUE-TV, KTLU-TV, WURD Radio, among other local and national media. Risha has also been awarded numerous honors such as being named a 2019 Top 100 HR Influencer by Engagedly, a 2018 Inclusive Leadership Award Winner and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017.

Using passion, persistence and knowledge, she has worked with governors, NBA teams, mayors, CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies and other business and community leaders to reduce bias and further the understanding of Diversity & Inclusion. As an international speaker, Risha teaches and empowers attendees with D&I tools to increase their bottom line and permission to get rid of their BS.

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"Companies don't have diversity problems, they have people problems."

Speaker Programs

PERMISSION:GRANTED TO GET RID OF THE BS
COMPANIES DON'T HAVE DIVERSITY PROBLEMS...THEY HAVE PEOPLE PROBLEMS!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 ...more
COMPANIES DON'T HAVE DIVERSITY PROBLEMS...THEY HAVE PEOPLE PROBLEMS!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 authentically 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 easily understand the concept, without feeling bored or judged. Risha Grant teaches Diversity & Inclusion through the lens of humanity using terms like B.S. or Bias Synapse as a way to explain our brain's involvement in the processing and validation of bias. Attendees will leave this talk with: • An understanding of Diversity & 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 the "hot spots" of workplace diversity ...less
GET RID OF THE BS - Virtual Event
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- ...more
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 authentically 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 easily understand the concept, without feeling bored or judged. Risha Grant teaches Diversity & Inclusion through the lens of humanity using terms like BS or Bias Synapse as a way to explain our brain's involvement in the processing and validation of bias. Attendees will leave this talk with: An understanding of Diversity & 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 the "hot spots" of workplace diversity ...less
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 ...more
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   ...less
GET RID OF THE BS 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 ...more
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.Session 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 ...less
PERMISSION:GRANTED TO ATTRACT DIVERSE MARKETS
Companies need to know what to say and how to get diverse customers to buy their products and services.  Why? Because business sustainability, competitive advantage, a constantly changing economy and about $14 trillion in buying ...more
Companies need to know what to say and how to get diverse customers to buy their products and services.  Why? Because business sustainability, competitive advantage, a constantly changing economy and about $14 trillion in buying power. During this session, Risha will share with attendees the keys to effectively engaging various diverse groups and provide them with tips to create a diversity communications strategy for their company.   You 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 ...less
GET RID OF THE BS TO ATTRACT DIVERSE MARKETS
Companies need to know what to say and how to get diverse customers to buy their products and services. Why? Because business sustainability, competitive advantage, a constantly changing economy and about $14 trillion in buying ...more
Companies need to know what to say and how to get diverse customers to buy their products and services. Why? Because business sustainability, competitive advantage, a constantly changing economy and about $14 trillion in buying power. During this session, Risha will share with attendees the keys to effectively engaging various diverse groups and provide them with tips on how to create a diversity communications strategy for their company.Attendees will leave this session understanding how to: Create a successful diversity communications plan of action Communicate to diverse audiences Market to diverse groups vs. mainstream audiences ...less

Reviews

Risha Grant is a dynamic and very effective speaker. Her ability to demonstrate the value of Diversity & Inclusion, while providing individuals the opportunity to recognize and examine their own personal beliefs and behaviors, allows her message to truly resonate and live beyond her presentation.

- Columbia Sportswear Company

Risha's approach to diversity and expert advice impressed me to say the least. She is articulate, smart and provided a practical approach to improve diversity and easily applicable resources to achieve success.

- Deckers Outdoor Corporation

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.

- Samsung, North America

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