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BOMA Oakland/East Bay: Diversity & Inclusion: Getting Rid of the BS (Unconscious Bias)
October 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Start Date: 10/1/2020 11:00 AM PDT
End Date: 10/1/2020 12:00 PM PDT
Venue Name: Virtual Meeting Space
Organization Name: BOMA Oakland/East Bay
Phone: (510) 893-8780
Sponsor: Metcon-TI, Inc.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Get Rid of the 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. Speaker Risha Grant will give a “Permission: Granted” lecture on getting rid of our BS—bias synapses, that is.
Edgy, educational and motivational speaker, author Risha Grant is an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert. She covers these topics as NBC KJRH TV News 2 for You community correspondent and host of the JustUs series, through her Tulsa World column, Risha Talks, as a contributor to Black Enterprise Magazine, in her book, “That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures” and her corresponding “BS” Video Series. She has motivated and educated numerous corporations, associations and universities and lead them to a new place of respect and understanding. These audiences have included Discover Card Financial Services, Samsung Electronics America, Cox Communications, Wells Fargo, U.S. Airforce, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, and University of Oklahoma.
Grant has been awarded numerous honors such as the 2019 Top 100 HR Influencers, 2018 Inclusive Leadership Award, Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, One of Four to Watch by the Tulsa World, one of the Most Influential African Americans, and one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs by Engage Magazine. She has also won the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Top Inclusive Award three years and been nominated for the Journal Record Woman of the Year award several times.