Guest Webinars

bhasin consulting inc.'s Webinars with Special Guests

Cutting-Edge Webinars with Leading Inclusion Experts

At bci, we are committed to providing the most current inclusion content and offering cutting-edge strategies to our clients. We are pleased to welcome leading professionals in the diversity, equity and inclusion space as special guests on our free monthly webinars. Watch the full webinars below.

The Racial Reckoning: Healing Racialized Trauma

with special guest Resmaa Menakem

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Anti-racism work has become a critical component of DEI, with many workplaces newly considering how racialized trauma manifests both in society and at work. It is essential that leaders commit to creating cultures rooted in racial equity, which means holding difficult conversations around racialized trauma, including its impact on people from across cultures and how to support healing in the face of experiencing it. In the spirit of advancing these long-overdue conversations, bci’s Founder and CEO, Ritu Bhasin was in conversation with a very special guest — Resmaa Menakem, author of the New York Times bestseller My Grandmother’s Hands and the new book The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation’s Upheaval and Racial Reckoning (April 2022) and a leading voice in today’s conversation on racialized trauma. Given Resmaa’s incredible work (and especially if you’re unfamiliar with it), this is a conversation you don’t want to miss! In this webinar, Ritu and Resmaa pulled no punches in exploring topics around the present racial reckoning, including the following:

  • How can white supremacy and racism live in our bodies as racialized trauma
  • What Somatic Abolitionism is and why it is key for healing our personal and collective racialized trauma, especially in the workplace
  • Strategies for creating an embodied antiracist culture in the workplace
  • Key takeaways and frameworks from Resmaa’s new book
Click here to learn more about Resmaa.

We Belong Here: Healing from Racial Micro-Inequities and Trauma in the Workplace

with special guest Minda Harts

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Nearly two years into the racial justice movement that was propelled in 2020, workplaces are continuing to grapple with how to create workplaces that are rooted in racial equity and to create spaces where professionals of color can heal from racialized trauma. In honor of Black History Month, bci’s President Ritu Bhasin was joined by special guest Minda Harts, an award-winning speaker and expert on building racially inclusive workplaces. Minda is the author of the new book Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace and the best-selling book The Memo, as well as the founder and CEO of The Memo LLC. In this webinar, Ritu leads an in-depth, no-holds-barred Q&A discussion with Minda where they talked about:

  • What happens in workplaces around racial micro-inequities and how to address this difficult predicament
  • The importance of psychological safety when addressing racialized inequities in the workplace
  • How to interrupt harmful patterns of “well intentions” as an ally
  • How to heal from experiences with racial micro-inequities and trauma
  • Key takeaways and frameworks from Minda’s new book
Click here to learn more about Minda.

A Deeper Dive into the Principles of Allyship

with special guest Melinda Briana Epler

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So much has been said about the importance of allyship — including in the workplace — over the last year. From fostering equity to cultivating an environment of authenticity and belonging, allyship really does unlock experiences of inclusion within workplaces.

This said, so many leaders and team members continue to express fear and difficulties in stepping into the role of ally. And so it warrants a deeper dive discussion into the principles of allyship.

For this exciting webinar, bci’s founder Ritu Bhasin is joined by special guest Melinda Briana Epler, an expert on allyship. Melinda is the author of the new book How to Be an Ally: Actions You Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace, her TED Talk on allyship has now been watched almost 3 million times, and she is the CEO of Change Catalyst, an organization committed to building inclusive innovation ecosystems. Join Ritu and Melinda for an in-depth, no-holds-barred Q&A discussion on allyship where they talk about:

  • Why leaders and team members experience challenges with stepping into the role of ally
  • The key pillars of allyship — what they are and how to make them happen
  • How to overcome the fear of being seen as a “savior” and interrupt the experiences of fragility
  • Issues around allyship that others may not be comfortable talking about – but they will!
  • Key takeaways from Melinda’s book


Click here to learn more about Melinda

Cultivating LGBTQ+ Inclusion — Identity and Self as Instruments for Change

with special guest M. Dru Levasseur

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What is it like to simultaneously be a trans person and a professional advocate for trans people?

In honor of June being Pride month, bci’s founder Ritu Bhasin was joined by special guest M. Dru Levasseur, an openly transgender attorney who is the National LGBT Bar Association’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and former Director of Lambda Legal’s Transgender Rights Project, to discuss the power and challenges of employing one’s own identity as a force for change. In this conversational webinar, Ritu asks Dru a range of questions related to inclusion, authenticity, self-identity and allyship to explore:

  • Interrupting transphobia through advocacy in this difficult moment
  • Issues of intersectionality including trans mental health and anti-racism in the LGBTQ+ communities
  • How to cultivate trans inclusion in the workplace through allyship

Click here to learn more about Dru

Fearing the Unknown — Interrupting Biases about Sikhism in the Workplace

with special guests Ramandeep K. Grewal, LL.B & Simran Jeet Singh, PhD

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In our efforts to build inclusive organizations, it’s important that we focus on better understanding the connection between race, ethnoculture and faith — especially as it relates to religions that face heightened bias and prejudice in the workplace.

bci’s founder Ritu Bhasin is joined by special guests Ramandeep K. Grewal and Dr. Simran Jeet Singh for a discussion about Sikhism, the world’s fifth largest religion. In this webinar, Ritu leads a Q&A dialogue with Raman and Simran exploring the following:

  • The key tenants of Sikhism
  • Why Sikhs experience biases in the workplace and how to address this
  • How to ask Sikh colleagues about their faith/culture
  • Pressing issues that impact the Sikh experience in the workplace, including the Sikh genocide and the current farmers protests
Click here to learn more about Ramandeep K. Grewal
Click here to learn more about Dr. Simran Jeet Singh

How to Talk to Your Kids About Anti-Black Racism

with special guest Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr

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With the rightful spotlight on anti-Black racism over the last year, one of the areas that we at bci have been receiving questions about is: as a white person, how do I talk to my kids about anti-Black racism?

From the anti-Black racism that led to the murders of George Floyd and countless others to the ways anti-Blackness shows up in the messaging children receive from their elders, teachers, peers and pop culture, it’s critical that parents hold conversations with their children to interrupt anti-Black racism.

In honor of Black History Month in 2021, we invited renowned anti-racism and education expert Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. to join bci’s founder, Ritu Bhasin, for a free webinar about navigating conversations about anti-Black racism with children. In this webinar, Ritu leads a Q&A dialogue with Dr. Moore in exploring:

  • How you as a white person can talk to your children about anti-Black racism
  • How parents, teachers, caregivers and mentors can take a skills-based approach to teaching children about anti-Black racism
  • Tools and strategies for holding impactful and child-friendly dialogues around race

Click here to learn more about Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.

How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race

2-part webinar with special guest Misha Glouberman

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In this moment where there is a rightful spotlight on anti-racism in the workplace, so many leaders and team members are interested in how to hold constructive and impactful conversations about race, racism and white supremacy — discussions that can often feel intimidating, uncomfortable and difficult.

We’ve heard you and want to help you to make this happen!

In this 2-part webinar, Ritu Bhasin, inclusion, authenticity and leadership expert, and Misha Glouberman, negotiation and communication expert, come together to discuss how to navigate difficult conversations about race, including:

  • How to recognize when you’re in a difficult conversation
  • Must does for holding constructive conversations about race
  • Tools for starting and maintaining a dialogue around race in the workplace
Click here to learn more about Misha.

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