About bhasin consulting inc.

Building a More Diverse, Inclusive and Empowered World

Our core values permeate all of what we do: excellence, innovation, disruption, authenticity, professionalism.

At bci, we are committed to delivering cutting-edge diversity programming and consulting services that help to create more inclusive workplaces, where women and diverse professionals can thrive and rise to the leadership ranks by being who they are.

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Our Story

bci was founded in 2010 by Ritu Bhasin, after she had spent over ten years on Bay Street in the legal profession in Canada — first as a litigation lawyer and then as the director of legal talent at a preeminent Canadian law firm.

During her seven years in talent management, Ritu was actively involved in a range of initiatives, in both Canada and the US, to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in key talent management areas. All of this work gave her a front row seat to both the strengths and challenges that arise in creating more inclusive workplaces.

The catalyst for launching her consulting practice was the realization that she had been minimizing core aspects of her cultural identities in order to advance in her career in corporate Canada. In deciding to start a diversity consulting firm, Ritu wanted the freedom to bring more of her authentic self to her work, but also wanted to influence the discourse and pedagogy in the diversity and inclusion space. And hence, bci was born!

Since then, bci has become a global leader in providing diversity and inclusion programming across a range of areas, and we have now worked with hundreds of world-renowned global organizations across industries. Ritu and her team continue to focus on pushing the envelope to create change within organizations by providing practical, impactful and innovative programming.

Meet the bci Team

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Ritu Bhasin, LL.B. MBA, is the Founder and President of bci. Recognized globally for her diversity and leadership expertise, Ritu has received a number of awards and distinctions for her work. She has extensive experience in delivering programming, speaking, consulting and coaching across a range of talent management areas with a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion, anti-racism education and leadership development.

Our Associates and Partners

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Dr. Komal Bhasin

Senior DEI Consultant
Mental Health Expert-in-Residence

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Allen Hirsh

Strategist and Coach

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Joanna Kirke

Coach and Speaker

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Dr. Summer Allen

DEI and Leadership Coach

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Allen Hirsh

Strategist and Coach

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Joanna Kirke

Coach and Speaker

Our Operations Team

Alyse Runyan

Director of Operations

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Ashley Gerling

Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

Silvia Li

Client Relations Associate

Rita Kim

Rita Kim

Marketing Assistant

Natasha Douglas

Natasha Douglas

Operations & Administrative Assistant

Silvia Li

Client Relations Associate

Ritu’s relatable, energetic style and engaging honesty begs your attention, and her deep expertise guarantees learning and growth. She makes the audience feel smart and complicit in advancing the ball on diversity and inclusion efforts.

Shari Tivy

Former Chair, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)

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Ritu Bhasin, LL.B. MBA

Ritu is a diversity expert in unconscious bias, cultural competence, and authentic leadership. She is a certified cultural competence coach, a certified neuroscience strategies coach, and very shortly will complete a trauma therapist certification. Ritu has now presented to tens of thousands of people globally and has personally coached over a thousand leaders one-on-one.

Before founding bci, Ritu spent ten years in the legal profession – first practicing civil litigation, and then working on the senior management team of a preeminent Canadian law firm as their director of legal talent.

Ritu is a regular contributor in the media, appearing on CTV, CBC, NPR Forum and TVO. She previously hosted Work It Out, a diversity and leadership column on CBC Radio’s leading morning show Metro Morning. Ritu also served as instructor for three years in the Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Ritu’s personal experiences with adversity, and her desire to help others, have led her to work as a social activist for over twenty-five years, volunteering with dozens of organizations. Ritu is a trained instructor in several yoga and mindfulness disciplines. Her awards and distinctions include: recipient of the 2019 SABA Diversity Award, recipient of the 2016 Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce Female Professional of the Year Award, recipient of the City of Toronto’s 2014 William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations and recipient of Western University’s 2013 Young Alumni of the Year Award.

Ritu’s first bookThe Authenticity Principle: Resist Conformity, Embrace Differences, and Transform How You Live, Work, and Lead, was released in 2017.

Ritu lives in Toronto, Canada. When she is not working, you’ll find Ritu traveling around the world to eat, swim, hike, dance and chill.

To explore Ritu’s empowerment tools and resources for individuals, visit her personal empowerment blog.


  • MBA, Rotman School of Management (Executive Program), University of Toronto
  • LL.B. (With Distinction), University of Western Ontario
  • B.A. (With Distinction), University of Toronto

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Taught by Dr Komal Bhasin  |  Live via Zoom
Nov 3 , 2021 | 
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Racism is not a new issue.

In this moment of heightened stress, longstanding social inequities have been thrust into the spotlight. It is more important than ever for leaders, mentors, sponsors and team members to take action and step up as allies.

Get in touch to learn about our allyship and anti-racism training and how it can benefit the equity, diversity and inclusion efforts within your organization.