Ritu In The Media

Discover more of Ritu Bhasin's thought leadership contributions in over 200 features across the press, TV, podcasts, radio, articles, and more.

Article & Blog Features

TLNT | Has HR been getting ‘authenticity’ all wrong? (Part 2)

Rotman Magazine | Is there a right way to ‘belong’?

Western Law’s Alumni Magazine | 10 Questions with Ritu Bhasin

Wise Brain | The Magic and Power of Core Wisdom

Speaker’s Spotlight Blog | How to Intentionally Design Events that Foster a Sense of Belonging 

Chief | Why Does Innovative Thinking Stop When It Comes to DEI?

Destination Toronto | 6 DEI Advocates to Add to Your Keynote Speaker Wish List

Triple Pundit | There is No Singular Solution for DEI Cuts: So, Now What?

Thrive Global | We’ve Got This: Unlocking the Beauty of Belonging

CNBC Make It | Passed over for another business opportunity? It may be because of your accent 

SUCCESS Magazine | Top of Mind Feature

Gladys Magazine | Top 100 Success Stories to Inspire You!

GoBankingRates | Why Has the Gender Wage Gap Remained Stagnant for Two Decades?

Real Leaders | Voices inspiring change. The world’s top 50 keynote speakers

Speakers Spotlight News | Why Authentic Leadership is Key to Talent Retention in a Post-Pandemic Workplace

SEEMA Magazine | Embrace Your Authenticity

Fast Company | It’s 2023 and lawmakers are somehow still focused on dress codes for women

Forbes | 4 Ways Workplace Leaders Can Create A Culture Of Connection In 2023

Fast Company | This is why we need to end dress codes for work

TLNT | Don’t think Zoom solves appearance-based bias 

Ex Bulletin | Ritu Bhasin thinks corporate dress codes are bad for DEI 

Employee Benefit News | This CEO believes company dress codes are bad for DEI

The Washington Post | The new rules of workwear – as decided by our readers

Chief Magazine | It’s Time to Ditch the Dress Code at Work

Triple Pundit | Successful DEI Implementation Requires Deconstructing Biases and Promoting Authenticity

Thought Economics | A Conversation with Ritu Bhasin on The Authenticity Principle: How We can Resist Conformity, Embrace Differences, and Transform our Lives

Redfin Blog | The Keys to a Peaceful Apartment: 24 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

Authority Magazine | Beating Burnout: Dr Komal Bhasin On The 5 Things You Should Do If You Are Experiencing Work Burnout

Authority Magazine | Power Women: Author Ritu Bhasin On How To Successfully Navigate Work, Love and Life As A Powerful Woman

Law.com | Canadian Diversity and Inclusion Consultant BecomesTarget of Hate Mail After FoxNews Segment

World Economic Forum | Work can be better post-COVID-19. Here’s what employers need to know

Chief in Brief | Does Authentic Leadership Have Boundaries? One Inclusivity Advocate Says Yes

The Globe and Mail | If you’re a racialized woman, everything you’ve heard about salary negotiation is wrong

Medium | How to Run a Great Webinar: What I Learned from Doing 150+ Webinars in 9 Months

Thrive Global | 12 Things I’ve Learned from a Year of Spending Almost Every Day Inside My Home

Lexology / Baker McKenzie The Employer Report | The Future is Diverse – Harnessing the Power of Inclusion (Video)

KPMG Blog | Opening the gates through Allyship: Author and speaker Ritu Bhasin discuss building real workplace inclusion with Allyship

Pretty Progressive | 32 Best Books on Empowering Yourself that Everyone Should Read

JD Supra | The Import of Authentic Leadership – Especially In Times of Crisis

Pink Attitude Newsletter | Black Lives Matter: 5 Things You Can Do to Be a Better Ally

The Social | Why it’s important to invest money in yourself

Kinfolk | The New Democrats

HuffPost Blog | People of Colour Aren’t Getting the Support We Need to Thrive

Kobo Blog | How to be your most authentic self with Ritu Bhasin

Thrive Global | 6 Things I Learned in My Sleepless Year

Precedent | The hidden costs of conformity

Toronto Star | To our inner Hadiya resisting workplace conformity, carry on. Just don’t keep calm

HuffPost | Want to Disrupt Racism? Change Your Everyday Behaviour

Globe & Mail | Black on Bay Street: Hadiya Roderique had it all. But still could not fit in.

Ms. JD Blog | How Ritu Bhasin Seeks to Create an Empowered & Inclusive World

Globe & Mail | Empowering women in the workplace by excluding men

HR Gazette, Authenticity | It’s More Than a Leadership Buzzword

Brock University Anti-Racism Task Force | Five Questions with Ritu Bhasin

Fast Company | Here’s What Companies Lose by Skimping on Mental Wellness Programs

Television Appearances

PIX11 New York | How to overcome bullying as an adult

Daily Blast Live | Author & Inclusion Expert Ritu Bhasin on New Book & Dealing With Bullying as Both Children & Adults

Access Hollywood | The Beauty of Belonging

PIX11 New York | BIPOC Mental Health

CNBC Power Lunch | In a post-affirmative action era, DEI quotas that encourage workplace equity are under threat

Good Day Chicago | 3 ways to harness the power of belonging 

WUSA9 (DC) – Great Day Washington | Tips to practice self love and overcome our painful pasts 

Global TV – The Morning Show | Ritu Bhasin’s new book unlocks the beauty of belonging 

WFAA-TV (Dallas) | Claim Belonging For Yourself

The Social | The ultimate guide to finding joy and belonging 

PIX11 New York | Journey to Find Belonging

PIX11 New York | Diversity In The Corporate World

ChedHER | Tips for Living More Authentically

Tamron Hall Show | Why People Are Drawn to Authenticity vs. Perfection

The Social | Why it’s important to invest money in yourself

CTV News Toronto | Missed Opportunity to Address Systemic Racism

The Morning Show | The Value of Being Authentic

The Social | How to become our most authentic selves

CTV News Straight Talk | Top Gear’ host Clarkson ditched by BBC

CTV News Straight Talk | Meet a Muslim Campaign

CTV News Straight Talk | Ontario Sex Ed Protest/Life After Politics

CTV News Straight Talk | Surrogate Twins Stuck in Mexico/Michelle Obama Headscarf Controversy

CBC Toronto | Taking on white privilege

Podcast & Radio Interviews

Passion Love Pursuit Podcast | The Beauty of Being Authentically YOU: Reclaiming Your Belonging, Authenticity, And Worthiness With Ritu Bhasin

Liberty Road Podcast | Why Belonging Matters: Expert Ritu Bhasin

Better Me Podcast | Finding Your Sense of Belonging (with guest Ritu Bhasin)

Plucking Up with Liz Forkin Bohanno | Ritu Bhasin on Learning to Be Confident with Cultural Identity

Close the Chapter | How to Live a More Authentic Life and Break Free of Performing with Ritu Bhasin

HR Superstars Podcast | Embracing Authenticity and Creating a Culture of Belonging with Ritu Bhasin

Real Leaders Podcast | Real Leaders Keynote Speakers 2023: World’s Top 50 in 2023 Keynote Speaker List

Aww Shift Podcast | How to Unlock The Beauty of Belonging with Ritu Bhasin

Sundays With Verna | The beauty of belonging with best-selling author Ritu Bhasin

The Mel Robbins Podcast | You Are a Badass: Unlock Your Most Authentic Self in 4 Proven Steps

Sirius XM Thea-retically Speaking | In Conversation with Thea Harper

Sirius XM Mornings | In Conversation with Zerlina Maxwell

What She Said! | From Holy Heathen to TikTok Fame: Evolution, Culture & Authenticity Revealed 

CBC Radio – Fresh Air | Ritu Bhasin on why she’s not afraid to speak out any more

Leading With Empathy & Allyship | Unlocking The Beauty Of Belonging With Ritu Bhasin

KOBO In Conversation Podcast | Ritu Bhasin on the good, the bad, and belonging 

In The Details Podcast | The Path to Belonging with Ritu Bhasin

Motivational Mondays Podcast | Resetting Your Life (Feat. Ritu Bhasin)

#SecureTheSeat | Episode 12 June, 2023

Finding Direction Podcast | How to Live More Authentically with Ritu Bhasin

Take 2 Podcast | Ritu Bhasin – Finding Belonging in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Storybox Podcast | Living A Life of Authentic Inclusion 

Dose of Leadership (BriteVibe) | Courageously Stand in Your Power Through Authenticity

Sirius XM Canada Now | with Jeff Sammut

Diversified LLC | Wealth, Health and Happiness: Authentic Living

As Told by Nomads | Interrupting Supremacy Culture with Ritu Bhasin 

Microsoft WorkLab | 41%: Experts Discuss the Top Workplace Trends of 2021

What She Said! With Candace Sampson | Navigating a Cyber-mob Attack with Ritu Bhasin

Leading With Empathy & Allyship (Change Catalyst) | What Allyship Looks & Feels Like

Work Lab Podcast (Microsoft) | 36%: Embracing Authenticity in Hybrid Work

Work Lab Live (Microsoft) | Creating a hybrid work culture that includes everyone

Leading With Empathy & Allyship (Change Catalyst) | Behind The Scenes With Melinda Briana Epler & Ritu Bhasin

The Path & the Practice | Ritu Bhasin talks DEI consulting, implicit bias, fitting in versus belonging, self-care, and the importance of authenticity

Foley & Lardner LLP | Podcast Episode 61: Ritu Bhasin

What She Said! With Candace Sampson | Critical Race Theory 101, She’s the Boss, Sleepless in Canada and Emotional CPR

FutureWorks – Baker McKenzie | Resilience, Recovery & Renewal: A Podcast Series

Anokhi Lifestyle IGTV | Anokhi Uncensored – Interview with Raj Girn

Authentic Parenting | How to Unlock Your Authentic Self with Ritu Bhasin

The Self Worth Edit | Uncover Your Authentic Self with D&I Expert Ritu Bhasin

Sundays with Verna | Anti-Blackness in South Asian Communities

The Conversation Piece (The Walrus Talks) | E18: Ritu Bhasin

Leading With Empathy & Allyship (Change Catalyst) | Leading Through Fear, Bias & Othering

In Conversation with Amin Dhillon | Life Coach Ritu Bhasin on How to Become Successful & Happy

The Stuart Knight Show | A Powerful Conversation with Best-Selling Author & World Renowned Speaker Ritu Bhasin

Race, Health & Happiness | Ritu Bhasin discusses authenticity, belonging, and growing up between cultures

WXXI News (NPR) | The key to personal empowerment and a more inclusive world? Be your unique self

CBC Metro Morning | The TTC had an opportunity to right a wrong and failed

The Every Lawyer | Raising the Bar on Inclusion

Disruptive Conversations | Is authenticity a principle of being disruptive? A Disruptive Conversation with Ritu Bhasin

Legal Management Talk Podcast | Minimization versus Authenticity with Ritu Bhasin

NPR Forum | How Do You Say That? The Trouble With Pronouncing Names

CBC Metro Morning | Finding a New Job

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Dr. Komal Bhasin, MSW, MHSc, DocSocSci

Komal is bci’s Senior DEI Consultant and Mental Health Expert-in-Residence and an accomplished DEI facilitator, coach, and strategist. Komal has over 20 years of experience in providing strategic and advisory guidance and program development across a range of sectors, with a particular concentration in mental health and racial inclusion. Komal is also the founder of Insayva Inc., a social enterprise focused on providing accessible DEI and health equity support to charities and non-profit organizations.

Komal has extensive experience in creating and delivering programming in a range of DEI areas, including unconscious bias, cultural competence, mental health inclusion, psychological safety, and allyship. She is passionate about driving transformational change in workplaces and has worked closely with bci clients — corporations, professional services firms, health care providers, and educational institutions — to embed cultures of DEI within their organizations.

Komal has provided one-on-one inclusion coaching to hundreds of senior leaders and brings a unique approach that is informed by her background as a therapist. She is able to expertly handle sensitive conversations and situations and works with leaders to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advance racial/ethnocultural, gender, and mental health-related equity across teams and organizations. Komal also offers a performance coaching program designed specifically for BIPOC leaders. This program aims to help BIPOC leaders harness their place, position, and identity to thrive in the workplace and beyond. Komal is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

As bci’s Mental Health Expert-in-Residence, Komal offers tremendous expertise around workplace mental health. As a doctoral trained mental health clinician, certified health executive, and registered social worker, Komal has assisted organizations looking to advance employee mental health inclusion and well-being through offering programming on inclusive dialogue, anti-stigma, burnout prevention, psychological safety, resilience, and self-care. Komal is committed to advancing mental health and wellness across the life course; she currently serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and previously served on the board of Children’s Mental Health Ontario and the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

When Komal is not working, you’ll find her painting, cooking or snuggling with her cat.