Motivated by her passion to fight social issues such as racism, sexism, and classism, Risha Grant’s personal mission is to expose the value of diversity and inclusion and emphasize its impact on the economy. From her race, gender, and lifestyle choices to her experience growing a small business and tackling economic issues, every area of her life centers on diversity.
Founder and CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm, Grant is an educational motivational speaker, author, and 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.
Those audiences include 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.
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, including being named a 2019 Top 100 HR Influencer by Engagedly, a 2018 Inclusive Leadership Award winner, and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017.
Leveraging her knowledge, passion, and persistence, she has worked with governors, NBA teams, mayors, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and other leaders to reduce bias and further the understanding of diversity and inclusion.
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