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Keynote speaker Risha Grant is DIVERSITY PERSONIFIED; everything from her gender and race, to her lifestyle and business. She is also the owner of a Diversity Consulting firm, tackling economic issues on a day-to-day basis; as a speaker she will show audiences how their D&I issues are an opportunity to catalyze success.

The keynote speaker 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.

Her interest in societal isms 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, our speaker Risha Grant 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 DiversityConneX.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.

The national speaker Risha Grant 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.

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    Keynote by Speaker Risha Grant

    PERMISSION: GRANTED TO GET RID OF YOUR B.S

    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

     

    Keynote by Speaker Risha Grant

    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.

    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

     

    Keynote by Speaker Risha Grant

    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  

     

    Keynote by Speaker Risha Grant

    PERMISSION GRANTED…WE CUSTOMIZE YOUR PRESENTATION!

    Risha Grant can tailor her main topic to fit a number of sectors and themes, she will re-design it to fit your specific organisation, company or conference

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Risha was phenomenal. Word to best describe her: Authentic.

Christina Luconi

Rapid7
10.23.2017

Interview with Risha Grant

How did you begin your speaking career?
I met someone who was a national speaker and we became friends. I told her of my interest in also becoming a speaker. A short time later, an opportunity arose at a conference in which she was speaking. They were looking for someone to address Diversity & Inclusion in the outdoor industry. She recommended me and the rest is history.

How are your keynote presentations unique?
My keynotes are unique in that they are interactive. I never want to talk “at” my audience, the goal is to always engage thm. I believe more engagement creates a better experience.

Who or what inspires you most?
The opportunity to make a difference is what inspires me. In life, I think that there are certain people along life’s journey that will bring a message that is needed for another person to reach their goals, get out of a bad situation or see things differently. Speaking provides the means to make a difference in for others.

Do you have a favourite experience from your speaking career?
My favorite experience comes from looking out at the crowd and recognizing that I have connected with people in the audience. It is also speaking with attendees afterwards and knowing that something I said touched them or helped them to see a different perspective.

How much does humor factor into your keynotes and other speaking engagements?
Humor is very important. My subject matter – diversity, inclusion and bias are tough topics. I pride myself in creating an environment where we get comfortable discussing the uncomfortable and that involves laughing at things that people usually only feel comfortable doing with friends and family.

What’s your biggest advice to someone dealing with discrimination in their workplace? 

  • First, assess the situation and make sure that it is discrimination and that you are not being overly sensitive or complicit in those areas in which you feel discriminated.
  • Secondly, once you have done a self-check and are confident in your claim – report the issue to your human resource department. Make sure that you document every instance of the behavior you deem as discrimination.
  • Thirdly, be prepared to go the distance. Once you make claims of discrimination, it could take on many forms. Make sure you have the support you need and know that you are being courageous and helping to create a better work environment for all employees.
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