Free Webinars

Thought-Provoking Free Webinars on Cutting-Edge DEI Topics

At bci, we recognize the importance of offering free content in order to spread messages of equity, diversity and inclusion to the widest possible audience. 

Focusing on a different inclusion area each month, our hour-long free webinars tackle some of the most challenging and sensitive inclusion topics — from effective allyship in the fight against racism to supporting your team’s mental health during a crisis. Our webinars address complex and difficult subjects head-on and offer opportunities for nuanced and thoughtful discussion.

Join us at our next free Webinar!

Lift! Sponsorship That’s Rooted in Inclusion and Not Conformity

We know from extensive research that sponsorship is critical for supporting the advancement of professionals from equity-seeking backgrounds. The challenge is that, in providing their support, leaders often inadvertently coach for conformity to a dominant cultural normative instead of providing advocacy that’s rooted in equity and inclusion. In this webinar, Ritu Bhasin, DEI, leadership, and belonging expert, will share strategies for equipping leaders with the skills needed to build inclusive sponsorship relationships and to empower team members without pushing conformity. 

Relying on findings from her work in co-authoring the ground-breaking research report “Sponsor Effect: Canada”, Ritu will discuss the following topics:

  • What sponsorship is and how it differs from mentorship
  • The link between belonging and inclusive sponsorship and why revealing cultural differences is critical in a sponsor/protégé relationship
  • The key leadership responsibilities in offering support across cultural differences, including the must-do behaviors of an inclusive sponsor
  • How to provide advocacy that’s rooted in equity and inclusion, and not conformity


Wednesday, November 30, 2022; 4:00PM ET




Interrupting the Barriers to Embracing Religious Inclusion in the Workplace — with DEI Expert Dr. Simran Jeet Singh

In our efforts to build inclusive organizations, we must push the envelope with embracing religious inclusion in the workplace, including understanding the intersection between race/ethnoculture and faith — especially for professionals who belong to religions that face heightened bias.

We’re pleased to announce that for bci’s December free webinar, our CEO Ritu Bhasin will be joined by special guest Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, a distinguished DEI speaker, thought leader and advisor, with a particular focus on religious inclusion. Simran is also the Executive Director for the Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program and the author of a few books, including his new release “The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life”. Ritu will lead an in-depth Q&A discussion with Simran, where they’ll talk about:

  • Why workplaces often don’t support religious inclusion
    The nuanced nature of the intersection between race/ethnoculture and faith
  • Why faith can be a source of empowerment for career growth and advancement
  • How to be more inclusive in workplace interactions as it relates to faith
  • How to stand in your power when you experience workplace prejudice based on your faith, especially as a BIPOC professional
  • Key takeaways and frameworks from Simran’s new book

Everyone is welcome – please spread the word and encourage people from across all faiths and beliefs to join us, especially BIPOC professionals. If you have questions for Simran, please send them to us through the registration form below or by emailing

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022; 12:00PM ET

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