Ritu Bhasin

2020 Speaker
Ritu Bhasin

RITU BHASIN is president of bhasin consulting inc., and an award-winning speaker, author, and globally recognized expert in diversity and inclusion, women’s advancement, and authentic leadership. Since 2010, she has delivered leadership training, coaching, and advisory services across sectors, working with top organizations and senior leadership teams around the world to develop inclusive cultures. Bhasin is known for her expertise in cultural competence, unconscious bias, and neuroscience strategies, and has coached hundreds of professionals, leaders, and executives to be more inclusive. A passionate advocate for authenticity, inclusion, and empowerment, she has won numerous awards for her work, including the 2019 SABA Diversity Award and the City of Toronto’s William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations in 2014. Bhasin’s Amazon-bestselling book, The Authenticity Principle: Resist Conformity, Embrace Differences, and Transform How You Live, Work, and Lead, was released in the fall of 2017. In the same year, she also co-authored a ground-breaking research study, called Sponsor Effect: Canada, with the Center for Talent Innovation, which examines the experiences that people of colour, Indigenous peoples, and women have with advocacy and sponsorship in the workplace. Before founding bci, Bhasin spent ten years in the legal profession, first as a civil litigator and then as the director of legal talent for a preeminent Canadian law firm. @ritu_bhasin

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