Ritu Bhasin

Author, Speaker, and President of Bhasin Consulting Inc.

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4.25pm – 4.40pm: Spotlight Session 2: Ritu Bhasin


“I’m excited to add my voice to celebrating culture in Canada, in particular for South Asian women, and putting a spotlight on the importance of authenticity!”


Ritu Bhasin, LL.B. MBA, is the President of Bhasin Consulting Inc., recognized globally for her inclusion and leadership expertise. Ritu has received a number of awards and distinctions for her work and has extensive experience in delivering programming, consulting, and coaching, across a range of people management areas, with a focus on leadership development, diversity & inclusion, and the advancement of women. Ritu works primarily with senior leadership teams, boards of directors, middle management, and emerging leader groups, including women and diverse professionals.

Ritu is known for her diversity and inclusion expertise in Cultural Competence and unconscious bias, and is certified to administer Cultural Competence assessment tools including the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (ICS). Ritu is also certified in neuroscience coaching strategies for leadership growth. Ritu has coached hundreds of professionals, and now coaches C-Suite leaders and other executives on building their Cultural Competence to be more inclusive.

Before founding bci, Ritu spent ten years in the legal profession; she first practiced civil litigation, and then spent seven years on the senior management team of a preeminent Canadian law firm as director of legal talent.

Through her work, Ritu is committed to disrupting the status quo to build a world in which each of us celebrates our own differences and the differences of others. She has delivered talks to thousands, inspiring leaders to be more inclusive, and encouraging those who have experienced oppression to be more empowered. Ritu has won numerous awards for her work, including the City of Toronto’s William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations. Ritu’s book, The Authenticity Principle, is available for pre-order at the end of August.


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