Ritu Bhasin, LL.B., MBA, President and Founder of bhasin consulting inc., is an award-winning speaker, author, and globally recognized expert in equity, diversity and inclusion, women’s advancement, and authentic leadership who has presented to tens of thousands of people all over the world.
For over 10 years, Ritu 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. Ritu 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, Ritu 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.
Ritu’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, Ritu 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, Ritu spent 10 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, who is also an avid yoga and mindfulness teacher and practitioner, lives in Toronto, Canada.