The Coalition has postponed the Spring PLDIC Members Meeting. More info.
Save the Date for the Spring PLDIC Members Meeting!
April 16, 2020
K&L Gates, 210 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
At the meeting, the Coalition will kick off a year-long series of programs and events entitled “Towards a Culture of Inclusion.”
Ritu Bhasin, a people strategist and inclusion specialist, will present As a Leader, How You Can Interrupt Bias in the Workplace. A dynamic and engaging speaker. Ritu practiced law for 10 years before becoming the director of legal talent at one of Canada’s preeminent law firms. The Coalition encourages anyone interested in the program — which will be both interactive and inspiring — to participate. Managing partners, general counsels to attend, leaders, and emerging leaders from member organizations are especially encouraged to attend.
Ritu will also present a luncheon program (also postponed) from 12-2 p.m., open to all attorneys in the Pittsburgh legal community (both PLDIC members and nonmembers). The Internalization of Racial Bias — What Happens in the Workplace will be aimed at diverse lawyers, as well as at leaders who want a greater understanding of how diverse lawyers experience working in a predominantly majority work environment.
About the speaker:
Ritu Bhasin, President of bhasin consulting inc., is an award- winning speaker, author, and globally recognized expert in diversity and inclusion, women’s advancement, and authentic leadership.
Since 2010, Ritu has delivered leadership training, coaching, and advisory services across sectors, working with top organizations and senior leadership teams around the world to develop inclusive cultures. Ritu is known for her expertise in cultural competence, unconscious bias, and neuroscience strategies, and has coached hundreds of professionals, leaders, and executives to be more inclusive. A passionate advocate for authenticity, inclusion, and empowerment, Ritu has won numerous awards for her work, including the 2019 SABA Diversity Award and the City of Toronto’s William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations in 2014.
Ritu’s Amazon-bestselling book, The Authenticity Principle: Resist Conformity, Embrace Differences, and Transform How You Live, Work, and Lead, was released in the fall of 2017. In the same year, Ritu also co-authored a ground-breaking research study, called Sponsor Effect: Canada, with the Center for Talent Innovation, which examines the experiences that people of colour, Indigenous peoples, and women have with advocacy and sponsorship in the workplace.
Before founding bci, Ritu spent 10 years in the legal profession, first as a civil litigator and then as the director of legal talent for a preeminent Canadian law firm.
Ritu, who is also an avid yoga and mindfulness teacher and practitioner, lives in Toronto, Canada, but travels all over the world to eat, swim, hike, dance, and work.
To learn more about Ritu, visit http://www.ritubhasin.com. Follow Ritu on social media @ritu_bhasin.