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!
From left to right: Joanna Kirke, Ritu Bhasin, Coralie D’Souza, Sarah Israel, and Alyse Runyan.
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!
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.
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.
Ritu is pleased to announce the launch of Reach! Weekend, an empowerment retreat for professional women in Toronto. Reach! Weekend is part of a new platform called Insayva (means “in service” – from Sanskrit) in partnership with Ritu’s sister, Komal Bhasin. Its mission is to equip women with strategies for propelling their personal and professional leadership, fulfillment and wellness by exploring goal-setting, self-reflection tools, yoga, mindfulness, and meditation techniques. For more information, please visit Insayva.
NALP Bulletin, November 2013 – “Names Matter, So Get Them Right!” – Ritu Bhasin discusses how to build more inclusive legal workplaces by addressing name mispronunciation. Read the article here.
Western University selects Ritu for the 2013 “Young Alumni Award”. Read about the award.