Ritu spoke to CBC’s Matt Galloway about winning the 2014 William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations from the City of Toronto, and her continuing work in the area of unconscious bias. Click here to listen (runtime 4:58).
RITU BHASIN WINS CITY OF TORONTO’S
WILLIAM P. HUBBARD AWARD FOR RACE RELATIONS
Toronto, Ontario – Ritu Bhasin, LL.B. MBA is the recipient of the City of Toronto’s 2014 William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations, for her continuing efforts to improve race relations in the city of Toronto.
“This is the reason that I chose to commit my life’s work to advocating for the voices of difference, for those of us who experience oppression because of our cultural identities,” said Ritu, who is the Founder and Principal ofbhasin consulting inc. “I want my actions to contribute to the collective experience of breaking down barriers for all. But more importantly, I want everyone who feels different or ‘less than’ because of their race, to feel elevated, empowered, and beautiful in their skin.”
The City of Toronto will present the 2014 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards in recognition of Human Rights Day on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014. These awards will be presented to seven recipients who have made a significant impact on the lives of Torontonians through their work to eliminate barriers to equality and discrimination.
The William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations was established in 1989 and is named in honour of one of Toronto’s first African-Canadian Councillors, William P. Hubbard, who was first elected in 1894. The City gives this Award to a person whose outstanding achievement and commitment has fostered a positive race relations environment in Toronto and has encouraged others to become actively involved in the elimination of racism and prejudice. All recipients must be residents of the city of Toronto.
Ritu thanks the City of Toronto for their continued support of her work.
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In the September 2014 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, Ritu discusses how to create a more inclusive law firm environment, including practical advice on how to increase your own Cultural Competence. Click here to read her article, “Cultural competence: an essential skill for success in an increasingly diverse profession.”
bci is delighted to be celebrating its 4th anniversary! Thank you to all our clients, friends, and stakeholders who have supported us since the start. We really appreciate it! And thanks to the wonderful bci team who got together to celebrate our anniversary this week. Here’s to many more anniversaries to come!
Ritu will be speaking at the Diversity & Flexibility Allliance’s 2014 Flex Success Institute in October 2014!
The Diversity & Flexibility Allliance’s 2014 Flex Success Institute will take place on October 23-24, 2014, in Washington D.C. We invite you to join Ritu for an interactive workshop that will include tools to broaden your personal leadership style, business acumen, and communication proficiency while connecting with other aspiring leaders in the legal profession. Click here to register now!
Ritu and Mivoko were featured on NPR Forum: “How Do You Say That? The Trouble With Pronouncing Names,” hosted by Michael Krasny
Earlier today, Ritu was part of an NPR Forum segment titled “How Do You Say That? The Trouble With Pronouncing Names.” Click here to listen to the segment on KQED online.
We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team: Joanna Kirke! Joanna brings years of experience to our team, in the areas of leadership, cultural competence, diversity, and the advancement of women. Please click here to learn more about Joanna!
Ritu recently delivered a session titled “Make an Impact – How to Capture, Communicate and Build Your Professional Brand” at the Advocates’ Society Commercial Women’s Breakfast in March 2014. Lindsay Scott of Paliare Roland LLP wrote a thoughtful review of the session for Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Please click here to read the full article.
“The Authenticity Principle” – an Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration event – November 4, 2013
On November 4th, 2013, Ritu led a Diversity Inclusion Workshop for the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, where she spoke about the Authenticity Principle. Please click here to watch the video.
The next diversity learning series workshop for directors of legal professionals and law firm diversity committee chairs will focus on “Cracking the Code — Taking the Next Step in Supporting Women and Diverse Associates.”
This is a breakfast workshop on February 25, 2014.
For more information and to register, please visit bci upcoming events.