- Market to diverse groups vs. mainstream audiences
- Companies need to know what to say & how to get diverse customers to buy their products & services
- Create a diversity communications strategy
- Get Rid of the BS
- Diversity Done Differently
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.
Risha is an award winning speaker on the topic of diversity utilizing diversity communication strategies, tactics and training as a catalyst to create an inclusive culture in every company and community.
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 has helped governors, NBA teams, mayors, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and companies to reduce bias and further the understanding of Diversity & Inclusion.
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.
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:
PERMISSION::GRANTED TO BUILD AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE
PERMISSION::GRANTED TO INCREASE YOUR BOTTOM LINE
Companies need to know what to say and how to get diverse customers to buy their products and services.
Because business sustainability, competitive advantage, a constantly changing economy and about $14 trillion in buying power.
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 understanding how to:
• 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
Risha Grant is tenacious in her approach to define and explain diversity from her audience’s point of view.
She is the most engaging and interesting speaker with a style of her own that will provoke audiences into learning without being aware.
“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.”
“Risha provided an excellent presentation that had record attendance – with some of the highest evaluations ever. Risha’s presentation teed up a critical conversation for our membership, one that we plan on continuing.”
This entire process has been seamless, starting with our bureau agent introducing me to Risha, to Risha’s team assisting with the facilitation, to Risha’s incredible presentation. ”
“The Association was thrilled to have Risha Grant as a break-out presenter as she knocked it out of the park! Attendees shared that Risha was energetic and her content was thought provoking. Her engaging storytelling talent and expertise in D&I will bring great value to any adult learner forum. She prepared well for our audience and delivered and provoked as promised! ”
“Risha’s presentation was absolutely amazing and insightful. She captivated the audience and challenged us as HR Professionals to look at what diversity and inclusion really means. We truly appreciate her extraordinary and heartfelt impactful message. Keep up the great work!”
“Risha Grant will bring an energetic discussion of diversity that will make your organization think beyond the obvious. Risha’s superb storytelling abilities keep listeners’ attention from beginning to end.”
“Risha was wonderful today! She received a standing ovation and was the perfect speaker to wrap up our conference!”
“We recently had Risha Grant at our Conference; we brought Risha as part of our DEI initiative. That sounds like “checking a box.” Far from it. Risha exceeded our expectations and was remarkable, relevant and thought-provoking in her ability to move our initiative from concept to personal transformation with humor along the way. Risha’s warm and real approach touched our audience by connecting her experience, tools, insight, and inspiration into the hearts of our audience for an ultimate change, impact, and influence. Bravo to Risha.”
“Risha did a fabulous job reminding us that everyone needs “to be the change” in understanding diversity and inclusion in order to affect a long-term, organizational cultural change. She reminded us the starting point is for people is to “unpack your boxes” and look at how they deal with bias. She provided us with a great introduction to a very important issue that requires our attention. ”
“We recently had Risha speak at our annual Women’s Leadership Forum and she was phenomenal! She kept attendees engaged, challenging others to confront their own biases while also sharing her own raw and personal experience and biases. She was authentic in every aspect of the word and a true pleasure to work with!”
“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.”
“We had Risha Grant in for our International event and she was phenomenal. Risha absolutely crushed it, she is amazing, and had incredible impact. Thank you so much!!!”
“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.”
“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.”
“Risha Grant is tenacious in her approach to define and explain diversity from her audience’s point of view. She is the most engaging and interesting speaker with a style of her own that will provoke audiences into learning without being aware.”
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