VYH Staff Appreciation Day 2019 Features Speaker, Risha Grant


Valley Youth House was pleased to welcome edgy, educational, motivational speaker, and author, Risha Grant, at VYH Staff Appreciation Day 2019.  Risha Grant is an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert. She covers these topics as NBC KJRH TV News 2 for You community correspondent and host of the JustUs series, through her Tulsa World column, Risha Talks, as a contributor to Black Enterprise Magazine, in her book, That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures and her corresponding “BS” Video Series. She has motivated and educated numerous corporations, associations and universities and lead them to a new place of respect and understanding. These audiences have included Samsung, 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.

Risha has been awarded numerous honors such as the 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 two years and been nominated for the Journal Record Woman of the Year award several times. She has been featured in Forbes, The Financial Times, Off Script, Bloomberg Media, Black Enterprise Magazine, 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.