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Risha  Grant

Risha Grant

Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Corporate BS Finder, International Speaker, Author and Consultant, and CEO of Risha Grant LLC

In-Person Fee Range:
$20,001 - $30,000
Virtual Fee Range:
$20,000 - $30,000
Traveling from:
Oklahoma
Risha Grant

Risha Grant

Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Corporate BS Finder, International Speaker, Author and Consultant, and CEO of Risha Grant LLC

In-Person Fee Range:
$20,001 - $30,000
Virtual Fee Range:
$20,000 - $30,000
Traveling from:
Oklahoma

Why Book

  • Founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm
  • Has worked with governors, NBA teams, mayors, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, as well others to reduce bias and further the understanding of diversity & inclusion.

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.

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Programs

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 and 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

Risha Grant Reviews

“We just completed her session and it was the most well received of our 3 keynotes, in my opinion. She knocked it out the park. Or, to use a basketball reference, she was draining 3’s all speech long.
She did a fabulous job. I truly appreciated her story-telling and transparency. It allowed our team members to connect with her.”

— Signet Jewelers

We loved having Risha as our Keynote Speaker for our 2020 Professionals of Color Conference. This year came with a lot of challenges, but Risha and her team made going virtual smooth. Risha’s content challenged the cultural norms and we appreciated her openly speaking her truth and experiences.”

— Amway

“Nestle Purina’s Women Leaders Forum invited Risha Grant to lead a (virtual) presentation to our members in August 2020. Risha’s presentation, Authenticity is Everything, was a candid discussion on how to identify and get rid of our biases so that we can show up as our authentic selves. The feedback from this discussion was overwhelming! Our members appreciated the safe space for discussion, asked thought-provoking questions that Risha answered truthfully, and walked away with tools on how to examine and overcome their own biases. Risha has such a dynamic personality that was felt even through the virtual environment (although I bet seeing her in person is even better!) and a disarming manner that made it easy for us to engage with her. If you’re looking for an energetic, no BS speaker to engage your organization on some tough topics, hire Risha.”

— Nestle Purina Women Leaders Forum

“D&I is hard work because we humans are complicated. The bottom line is, when you need an extraordinary facilitator–who is clear-eyed, compassionate, and unafraid to work on implicit bias—call Risha. She steered the conversation to illustrate the unacknowledged, unaware white privilege that was underneath many of the exchanges among the participants, yet always created an environment of safety. Risha is uniquely equipped to lead your people forward into better territory where everybody wins.”

— Harvard University

“Risha Grant did an amazing job at our virtual leader offsite. She provided an entertaining, compelling and informative discussion on the power of Diversity and Inclusion. Risha left us with many tools and provocations in our own journey to be better stewards of Diversity and Inclusion. I highly recommend Risha as a speaker. Thanks to Risha for providing the highlight of our session!”

— ProConnect Group, Intuit, Inc.

“I want to say a HUGE thank you to our bureau team and to Risha Grant. Risha’s talk was so impactful and we have received tons of positive feedback from our team. Risha was warm, engaging, and honest with our group. She wasn’t afraid to address many of the challenging topics facing our nation’s businesses and our social groups when it comes to diversity, equity & inclusion. Risha was genuine and relatable to our fully distributed team across 41 states. I highly recommend booking Risha for a virtual keynote. She truly is such a gift and we are grateful for the opportunity to have her speak with our team.”

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