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.
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.
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.