Ritu is a Globally Recognized Diversity, Authenticity & Empowerment Speaker


Authenticity is the key to unlocking empowerment, creativity, innovation, and inclusion.

Ritu Bhasin brings a dynamic energy, an inspiring personal story, a wealth of knowledge, and numerous practical strategies for change to audiences around the globe.

Ritu covers the topics including diversity speaking, workshops, and other special engagements.


Here are a few of Ritu’s Keynote Topics…

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The Three Selves – A New Framework for Being Authentic in How You Live, Work, and Lead

In order to build more empowered, inclusive, and innovative environments, we often encourage our teams and leaders to bring their “whole selves” to work. We know that this is important,because research points to authenticity as a critical component of engagement and well being in the workplace. But how can we reconcile the message to “be yourself” with the simultaneous message to adhere to workplace culture? How can we bring more of our authentic selves, including our differences, to work without compromising our ability to succeed? In this fascinating presentation, Ritu introduces an innovative new framework called the Three Selves, which provides a methodology for choosing how and when to be your authentic self at work while achieving the success and belonging you need to feel engaged, purposeful, and empowered at work.


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Authentic Leadership–Unlocking the Power of Differences in Organizations

Organizations are more diverse than ever—but in a society that favors sameness and conformity, many workplaces still struggle to retain and advance diverse talent. How can we ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, and more, can experience belonging at work?

According to diversity consultant Ritu Bhasin, to be truly inclusive we need to focus on one key ingredient: authenticity. A commitment to authentic leadership unlocks inclusion, empowerment, and innovation, and enables everyone to contribute to their fullest. In this dynamic keynote, Bhasin reveals how authenticity is the practical antidote to exclusionary work cultures, and shares strategies for interrupting bias, embracing differences, and creating environments where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.


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The "How" of Inclusive Leadership Transforming Organizational Cultures Through Allyship

We’re hearing more than ever before about the critical importance of inclusion—in workplaces and in society at large. As leaders, many of us want to do better at creating inclusive cultures and supporting diverse team members, but often we simply don’t know how to make this happen.

According to leadership expert Ritu Bhasin, through effective allyship, leaders can better interrupt bias, work across cultural differences, and create environments that are authentic, empowering, and innovative. In this compelling and practical keynote, Bhasin gives leaders the “how” for making diversity work, including the tools, skills, and language they need to boldly move forward into the role of ally.



Rise Through the Authenticity Principle

As we work to build more empowered, inclusive, and innovative workplaces, we need to explore the impact of bias on those who have continuously received negative messaging about their cultural differences. We know from research that experiences of bias cause women and diverse professionals to disproportionately conform and mask aspects of their identities in the workplace– but how can we address this? In this illuminating and inspiring presentation, Ritu uncovers how the practice of authenticity can elevate women and diverse professionals to live, work, and lead in a more empowered way. Specifically, she will reveal how to identify and interrupt your own internalized bias and self-limiting beliefs and behaviors, embrace and leverage your cultural differences, and consistently choose to be more authentic in your interactions.



Disrupting Bias— Overcoming Our Discomfort with Differences

The critical first step to building more diverse and inclusive environments is to identify and interrupt biases—both conscious and unconscious. When we know how to interrupt and address biases, our workplaces are more inclusive, and our teams are happier, more engaged, and more successful.

In this illuminating keynote, Ritu Bhasin explores the three ways that bias prevents organizations and team members from thriving: dishing out bias, receiving bias, and internalizing bias. Touching on the latest neuroscience, leadership, mindfulness, and self-empowerment research, Bhasin reveals strategies for interrupting bias to create more inclusive and innovative organizations.


bci’s Breaking Barriers Series: Ritu defines Allyship

Ritu at Leadercast Women 2018: The Role Authenticity Plays in Leadership