Episode 89: Risha Grant, Founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC

Diversity & Inclusion keynote speaker, founder, consultant, and author Risha Grant has been advocating for a more diverse and inclusive workplace for over 25 years—and now, she is witnessing changes in corporate America which indicate that the business community is starting to get the message.
In this interview with Jack Newton, Risha discusses some of the most important aspects of D&I practices companies need to think about and implement—including what law firm leaders and legal professionals can do.
The conversation between Jack and Risha touches on:
  • How D&I discussions have evolved since Risha first entered the space
  • The business benefits of fostering diverse and inclusive working environments
  • The best and worst ways Risha has seen companies handle D&I with their employees
  • Some of the main things companies and law firms must change
On Wednesday, August 19, Risha is leading a special virtual seminar with Clio, focusing on how law firms can address diversity, inclusion, and bias. You can register for the event, entitled Get Rid of the BS: How Bias Synapse is Holding Back Your Law Firmhere. (If you can’t make it on Wednesday, don’t worry—we’ll send a free recording to everyone who registers.)
Risha Grant is a top diversity and inclusion keynote speaker, Founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm, and author of That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures. Through her interactive keynotes and deep-dive training sessions, Risha teaches and empowers attendees with D&I tools to increase their bottom line.
Risha has motivated and educated numerous corporations, associations, and universities and led them to a new place 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, the U.S. Airforce, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, the University of Oklahoma, and Roger Williams University, to name a few.

Risha 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.

You can follow Risha on Twitter at @RishaGrant and visit her website at https://rishagrant.com/