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Ritu Bhasin is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author, and the founder and CEO of bhasin consulting inc. (bci), a preeminent global diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and leadership consulting firm.

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Ritu is globally renowned for being a high-energy, and dynamic speaker who leaves audiences with practical strategies for living, working, and leading in a more meaningful way.

She has presented to hundreds of thousands of people globally on cutting-edge topics including: inclusive leadership, unlocking belonging, cultural competence, unconscious bias, authentic leadership, allyship, gender inclusion, and more.

Ritu is the author of two bestselling books, the award-winning We’ve Got This: Unlocking the Beauty of Belonging (2023) and The Authenticity Principle: Resist Conformity, Embrace Differences, and Transform How You Live, Work, and Lead (2017). Learn more about her leadership and DEI work here.

A Few of Ritu's KeynoteTopics

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Leaders, We’ve Got This! Unlocking Belonging in Organizations

Many team members feel constant pressure to mask and curate who they are at work — to perform as someone they’re not rather than be who they are. And it strikes at their ability to belong. This inspiring and practical keynote discusses the key pillars for unlocking belonging in your organization as a leader, by cultivating inclusion, psychological safety, and trust.

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Authentic Leadership: Creating Cultures of Engagement

Organizational cultures that cultivate authenticity help to unlock experiences of engagement, belonging, innovation, trust, and psychological safety for all team members. In fact, it’s in environments where leaders embrace authentic leadership that team members feel like they can bring their whole selves to work and contribute to their fullest. This empowering keynote delves into what authentic leadership is and how leaders can leverage it to foster cultures of engagement.


Cultivating Belonging, Empathy & Psychological Safety in the Workplace

To create a more engaging workplace environment for all team members, we want to build more meaningful relationships and facilitate constructive conversations – experiences that require us to cultivate empathy, belonging, and psychological safety. This keynote is targeted at equipping leaders and team members with the tools to make this happen, including a deep dive into key principles for relationship-building that are rooted in inclusion and empathy.


The “How” of Inclusive Leadership: Transforming Organizational Cultures

More than ever, we’re hearing about the critical importance of creating inclusive workplaces, where everyone can experience belonging and contribute to their fullest. But how do we make this happen? This practical keynote digs deep into the key pillars of inclusive leadership and focuses on equipping attendees with concrete tools for cultivating inclusion in team interactions.


We’ve Got This: Unlocking the Beauty of BELONGING

Many of us struggle to experience belonging because of the negative messages that come our way about our identities. But it doesn’t have to be this way! There are concrete practices and strategies we can use to embrace who we are, stand in our power, use our voice, and experience belonging. This empowering and practical keynote uncovers how to make this happen by highlighting leading research, inclusion, and leadership tools.

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Rise Through The Authenticity Principle: Live, Work & Lead More Authentically

We know from research that experiencing bias and judgment causes professionals to conform and mask aspects of their identities, striking at their ability to be who they are. Given this, how can we step into our power to bring our authentic selves to work? This practical keynote showcases the Three Selves Framework™ as the key for living, working, and leading in a more authentic way – all to unlock belonging.

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Staying Grounded While Leading Through Challenging Times

In today’s turbulent world, you may find it very challenging to inspire, manage, and lead your teams in ways that result in high morale, empowerment, and performance. And this is happening at a time when leaders are being called upon to be more adaptive, empathetic, and inclusive than ever before. This keynote explores three essential leadership “must dos” for managing during difficult times.

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A Spotlight on How to Deliver Meaningful Feedback

Meaningful feedback is essential for unlocking career advancement and creating high-performing organizational cultures – because it helps team members to feel valued, empowered, engaged, and included. But it can be challenging to deliver! This session digs deep into equipping leaders with concrete tools to offer impactful and inclusive feedback, by offering inclusive behavioral adaptations rather than pushing conformity.

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