Sponsored by the jewelry industry’s leading organizations, this two-part online educational program will help you to recognize and confront ingrained cultural biases that create profound community damage and break down cohesion in the workplace.
Risha Grant, a renowned expert on diversity and inclusion with a “no-holds-barred” style, will tackle hard but necessary questions about how to address social unrest and racial injustice. She’ll also offer practical advice for how to confront and get past biases to create more respectful, diverse, and inclusive communities.
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Motivated by her passion to correct societalisms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha’s personal mission to expose the value of Diversity & Inclusion while shining a light on the economic impact it creates. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to growing a small business and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity.
Founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm, as well as an edgy, educational and motivational speaker, author Risha Grant is an 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. These audiences have included 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, to name a few.
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 such as being named a 2019 Top 100 HR Influencer by Engagedly, a 2018 Inclusive Leadership Award Winner and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017.
Through her interactive keynotes and deep-dive training sessions, Risha teaches and empowers attendees with D&I tools to increase their bottom line and permission to get rid of their BS.
Listen to first-person accounts of bias and racism in the retail setting (from both consumers and employees), and learn how each encounter could have been avoided. The panel will be led by Reggie Johnson, Chief Diversity Officer/Senior VP at Signet Jewelers and a director for the Black in Jewelry Coalition. During this discussion, Reggie will speak with Kecia Caffie, Jeffery Bolling, Malyia McNaughton and Karen Smith.
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Both sessions are FREE OF CHARGE. Replays will be available through July.
Chief Diversity Officer & SVP, North America Field Human Resources. Reggie began his career with the Signet Jewelers in 2017 as Vice President, Associate General Counsel with responsibilities for Litigation, Employment, Risk & Safety, Loss Prevention and Physical Security. In 2018, he was promoted to his current role, where he is responsible for the Company’s diversity and inclusion agenda, strategy and initiatives, which includes oversight of the Company’s Business Resource Groups and Mentorship Program. He is also responsible for North America stores human resources support, training and development, employee relations and HR Compliance.
Reggie holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law. Reggie has over 20 years of legal and employment counseling and litigation experience, including 9 years of retail experience providing support in all areas of human resources, including compliance, policy drafting and employee benefits. Prior to joining Signet, Reggie worked at Dollar Tree Stores, Family Dollar Stores and Tyson Foods.