bci in action

see bhasin consulting inc. at work …

Ritu leads a Diversity Inclusion Workshop for the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, where she speaks about the Authenticity Principle – Watch here

• Ritu discusses the necessity and benefits of board diversity at DiverseCity On Board’s “The Power of Leadership” Event, March 20, 2013 – Watch here

• Ritu leads a training session on diversity and inclusion in recruitment at Torys law firm –  Read more here

• Ritu discusses key diversity and inclusion principles on Toronto FM 89.5′s CIUT “Beyond the Headlines” radio show – Listen here (start at 25 minutes into the broadcast).

• Ritu discusses the importance of Cultural Intelligence in leadership development and building team relationships with NextGen Leaders – Watch Video

• Ritu hosts a discussion with Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Law Society of Upper Canada – LSUC, June 14, 2012 – Read more here; Dr. Ebadi, Treasurer Pawlitza & Ritu Photo; Ritu interviews Dr. Ebadi Photo

• “Exploring Intercultural Conflict Styles” – OPUS 8th Annual Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Large Law Firms presented by Verna Myers Consulting Group, New York City USA, May 10, 2012 – Verna Myers and OPUS Faculty Photo; Ritu Bhasin, Dr. Hammer and Breakout Groups Photo

CBC Radio Episodes, including Work It Out, on Toronto’s Metro Morning Show

• Finding a Job – Taking a Strategic Approach – Wednesday, January 2, 2013 – Listen here

• Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara Shooting – The Sikh-Canadian perspective on the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting, its impact on the Sikh community, and the importance of addressing hatred in society – Tuesday, August 7, 2012 – Listen here

• Career Limiting Cursing – How swearing in the workplace can have an impact on your career advancement – Monday, July 30, 2012 – Listen here

• Lying on Your Resume – Why lying or embellishing on your resume is not a good idea – Monday, May 14, 2012 – Listen here

• Inclusive Workplaces – How to move from diversity to inclusion in workplaces – Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – Listen here

• New Year’s Resolutions – The power of goal setting for the new year and how to turn new year’s resolutions into reality – Monday, December 30, 2011 – Listen here

• Workload Stress – Exploring the issue of workload stress and employee dissatisfaction – Monday, November 21, 2011 – Listen here

• Working Remotely – The increasing shift towards working remotely – Monday, September 5, 2011

• Women Returning to Work – The challenges women face when returning to work after extended absences – Monday, August 22, 2011

• Ramadan at Work – How to be supportive of co-workers/employees who are observing Ramadan – Monday, August 8, 2011

• Meeting Angst – Why work meetings go awry and how to hold productive meetings – Monday, July 25, 2011

• Bad Bosses – Dealing with poor leaders and the importance of developing strong management skills – Monday, July 11, 2011

• Shorts and Flip Flops – Exploring professional workplace attire during the summer – Monday, June 27, 2011

bhasin consulting inc. in the media…

• LAWPRO Magazine, September 2014 – “Cultural competence: an essential skill for success in an increasingly diverse profession” – Ritu Bhasin discusses how to create a more inclusive law firm environment, including practical advice on how to increase your own Cultural Competence – LAWPRO Magazine

• NPR Forum, May 2014 – “How Do You Say That? The Trouble With Pronouncing Names” – Ritu Bhasin discusses the issues surrounding name mispronunciation – NPR Forum

• NALP Bulletin, November 2013 – “Names Matter, So Get Them Right!” – Ritu Bhasin discusses how to build more inclusive legal workplaces by addressing name mispronunciation – NALP

• Maytree Conversations, June 24, 2013 – “What’s in a name? Possibly your future prosperity” – Ritu Bhasin discusses the importance of name pronunciation, and the Mivoko app – Maytree Foundation

• Desi News, July 2013 – “Names People Play” – Ritu Bhasin and Mivoko app profile – Desi News

• Globe and Mail, January 25, 2013 – “An Optimistic View of Board Diversity – Ritu Bhasin comments – Globe and Mail

• U of T Magazine, January 15, 2013 – “Hello, My Name is . . . ” – Ritu Bhasin and Mivoko app profile – U of T Magazine

• BizTV – January 2013 – “Leveraging Cultural Intelligence with Ritu Bhasin” – Watch the BizTV clip

• Maytree Foundation Conversations, November 6, 2012 – Ritu named as one of “Five Canadian Diversity Thought Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter” – Maytree article. Follow Ritu on Twitter here: @Ritu_Bhasin

• Women Of Influence, November 2012 – Ritu named a “2012 Canadian Diversity Champion” – Diversity Champion

• Globe and Mail, August 8, 2012 – “Sikhs Have Been Living in Fear of Hate Crimes” – Ritu Bhasin commentary – The Globe and Mail

• Canadian Lawyer InHouse, September 2011 – “Leading Diversity In-House” – Canadian Lawyer InHouse

• CBC Radio, World News, August 31, 2011 – Reflections on the Conference Board of Canada’s report on women in leadership

• Bulletin, University of Toronto, May 2011 – “Diversity draws EMBA student” – The Bulletin

• CBC Radio, The Great Northwest Show, November 18, 2010 – Work-life integration issues

• CBC Radio, Metro Morning, November 9, 2010 – How employers can address work-related stress among employees

• The Gazette, Law Society of Upper Canada, Summer/Fall 2010 – Changing face of the legal profession – The Gazette

 

bhasin consulting inc. speaking engagements…

• “Cracking the Code – Taking the Next Step in Supporting Women and Diverse Lawyers” – MCCA Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference – Washington D.C., July 24, 2014 — MCCA

• “Who Has Your Back? The Power of Sponsorship” – Urban Financial Services Coalition Toronto Chapter (UFSC) – Toronto, June 26, 2014 — UFSC

• AFP Fundraising Day 2014 Plenary – Toronto, May 28, 2014 — Association of Fundraising Professionals

• “Improving Your Business Development Skills” – Justicia Symposium 2014, Toronto, May 28, 2014 — Justicia

• “Who Has Your Back? Building Political Support and Savvy at Work” – Senior Women in Technology, Toronto, May 27, 2014 — SWIT

• Sikh Fundraising Gala benefiting the Markham Stouffville Hospital, Toronto, May 9, 2014

• “Make an Impact – How to Capture, Communicate and Build Your Professional Brand” – Advocates’ Society Commercial Women’s Breakfast, Toronto, March 28, 2014 — Advocates’ Society

• “Thawing the Frozen Middle: Holding Partners Accountable” – Diversity & Flexibility Alliance 2014 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 18, 2014 — Diversity & Flexibility Alliance

• “Charting a Career Path” – Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2014, Young Lawyers Division, Toronto, February 7, 2014 — Ontario Bar Association

• “Pushing the PD Envelope with Adaptive Leadership” – Professional Development Consortium Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C., December 11, 2013 — Professional Development Consortium

• “Moving Beyond ‘Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands’ — Leveraging Cultural Competence as a Key Leadership Skill in our Diverse & Global Legal World” – NALP 2013 Professional Development Institute, Washington DC, December 13, 2013 — NALP

• “Challenges & Best Practices in Recruiting & Diversity” – NALP Canadian Diversity Summit, Toronto, December 5, 2013 — NALP Canada

• “Reach to Climb! Self-Empowered Leadership Through a Cultural Lens” – Urban Financial Services Coalition, Toronto, September 26, 2013 — UFSC

• “Reach to Climb – The Importance of Empowered Self-Leadership in your Return to Bay Street” – Women in Capital Markets’ Return to Bay Street Conference, Toronto, June 25, 2013 – WCM

• “Strategic Approaches to Career Leadership for Women Returning to Work” – North Toronto MOMs Speaker Series, Toronto, May 28, 2013 – MOMs

• “Cracking the 2% – What Firms and Individuals Can Do To Better Support Women of Color’s Career and Business Development” – OPUS IX: 9th Annual Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Large Law Firms, Washington DC, May 8, 2013 – OPUS

• ”Moving from Mentorship to Sponsorship: The Next Evolution of Supporting Students and Associates” – NALP’s Turning the Tide: Annual Education Conference and Resource Center Exhibition, Tampa, April 26, 2013 – NALP

• “The Power of Leadership” – a DiverseCity onBoard event, Toronto, March 20, 2013 – Maytree Foundation

• “The Power of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) in Developing Business and Team Relationships” – DRI’s Women in Law Conference, Miami, March 15, 2013 – DRI

• ”What Does Culture Have to Do with It? Applying a Culture Awareness Lens to Your Leadership and Professional Success” – Urban Financial Services Coalition, Toronto, February 6, 2013 – UFSC

• ”Developing Your Understanding of Inclusion to Enhance Your Fundraising Ability” – South Asian Philanthropy Conference, Association of Fundraising Professionals of Canada, Toronto, January 25, 2013 – South Asian Philanthropy Conference information

• ”Cultural Competency in Global Law Firms – How to Add Value and Drive Business Results” – Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals, Washington D.C., November 15, 2012 – ALFDP

• “Marketing Legal Services Across Cultural Differences” – DuPont Legal Network, Toronto, September 28, 2012

• “Interviewing in a Diverse World: Effective Interviewing across Cultural Differences” – Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Professionals, Chicago USA, July 10, 2012 – CALPA

• “Tribute to Nobel Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi” – Host/Interviewer, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, June 14, 2012 – LSUC event

• “Speed Mentoring for Young Women Lawyers” – Young Women in Law, Toronto Canada, June 13, 2012 – Women Lawyers

• “Exploring Intercultural Conflict Styles” – OPUS 8th Annual Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Large Law Firms presented by Verna Myers Consulting Group, New York City USA, May 10, 2012 – OPUS 8 Conference

• “What Lurks Beneath the Surface – Identifying, Acknowledging, and Combating Implicit Bias” and “Enhancing Your Leadership Effectiveness Through Developing Heightened Intercultural Fluency” – 2012 NALP Annual Conference, Austin USA, April 2012 – NALP conference

• “Impactful Business Development – How to Capture, Communicate and Build Your Professional Brand” – Women’s Law Association of Ontario, Toronto, February 21, 2012 – WLAO workshop

• “Exploring the Many Layers of Cultural Diversity in Canada – Moving Forward in Understanding the Scope of Diversity” – International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals webinar, February 15, 2012 – ISDIP webinar

• “New Perspectives in Leadership” – 15th Annual JD/MBA Conference, York University, Toronto, February 3, 2012

• “Working Together: Diversity and Inclusion in Today’s Workplace” – Catalyst Learning Group webinar, December 8, 2011 – Catalyst Learning Group webinar

• “Increasing Intercultural Competence: Maximizing a Diverse Workforce” – Maytree Foundation and Hireimmigrants webinar, November 30, 2011 – Maytree webinar

• “Building your Team through Effective Feedback and Mentoring” – Canadian Bar Association, November 24, 2011 – CBA Session

• “Diversity Delivers – The Importance of Diversity in Child Welfare Work”– Keynote Address, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Annual General Meeting, Toronto Canada, June 16, 2011

• “Strategies for Retention and Advancement of Diverse Talent” – A Call to Action Canada, Third Annual Conference, Toronto Canada, May 2011 – A Call to Action

• “You’re a Lawyer – Now What? 5th Annual Alternative Careers for Women in Law Program” – Women’s Law Association of Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto Canada, May 2011 – WLAO

• “The Power of Emotional Intelligence in Personal Leadership Development” – Straight A’s Club, Toronto Canada, May 2011

• “The Next Step in Inclusiveness – Exploring Religious and Cultural Diversity” – 2011 NALP Annual Conference, Palm Springs USA, April 29, 2011

• “Diversity in Corporate Canada” – Panel Discussion Moderator, Urban Financial Services Coalition, Toronto Canada, April 2011

• Learning sessions for clients, lawyers and staff on the importance of diversity in the legal profession – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto Canada, March and April 2011 – Blakes

• “Leveraging Emotional Intelligence in Developing Your Leadership Skills and Managing Your Team” – Project Management Institute, Toronto Canada, March 2011 – PMI

• “Developing Relationships Through Networking Opportunities” – Business Edge Program, Women In Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto Canada, March 2011

• “Civic Leadership Workshop – Building a Foundation for Your Leadership Development” – Emerging Leaders Network, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, Toronto Canada, January 2011

• “Developing Relationships Through Networking Opportunities” – Facilitator for the 2011 DiverseCity Fellows Program, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, Toronto Canada, January 2011

• “Using the Holiday Season to Enhance Your Leadership” – Maytree Foundation Leadership Breakfast, Toronto Canada, December 2010
• “Get to Know Your Career Options” – Women in Transition Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto Canada, October 2010

• “Be in the Driver’s Seat for your Career Development” – Keynote Speaker at the Women’s Caucus Lunch, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Conference, Toronto Canada, October 2010