RISHA GRANT

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Risha Grant is diversity personified. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to being a young, small business owner and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity.  She is the founder & CEO of an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm.  She also created a highly successful online recruitment tool to connect diverse professionals with careers, internships, and non-profit and corporate board positions.

EQUITY

DIVERSITY

INCLUSION

As an international speaker, Risha 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. Through her interactive keynotes and deep-dive training sessions, Risha teaches and empowers attendees with D&I tools to increase their bottom line and permission to get rid of their BS.

Her interest in societalisms like racism,sexism,ageism,classism and plain old stupidism began when she was very young, instead of playing outside, she was inside “playing” school- or more accurately-learning  to count, read and write, just in case her darker skin tone cheated her out of an equal education. Risha would later learn how experiences like these would feed into her biases and with that realization,Risha planned to change the world, starting with the reddest state in the nation.

Today, Risha is the Founder & CEO of Risha  Grant LLC, an award­ winning  diversity consulting  and communications  firm. Their mission is to utilize diversity communication strategies, tactics and training  as a catalyst to create an inclusive culture in every company and community. Additionally, Risha created OiversityConneX.com, a highly successful online recruitment tool utilized by both small organizations and Fortune 500 companies to connect diverse professionals to their career opportunities, internships, and non-profit  and  corporate board positions.

As a national speaker, Risha  uses passion,knowledge and humor to empower attendees to increase their bottom line by giving them tools to get rid of their B.S. The engaging approach  of  her consulting and training  has helped governors, NBA teams, mayors.Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and companies to reduce bias and further the understanding of Diversity &  Inclusion.

PROGRAMS:

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 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

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 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.

Audience members 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 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