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Randi Bryant            

Award-Winning Diversity & Inclusion Strategist and Consultant; Fosters Real Dialogue About Racial, Gender and Cultural Issues

Randi B. is a diversity and inclusion strategist who’s tired of helping corporations simply check the diversity and inclusion box. Instead, she’s focused on spearheading real change. As an author, speaker, and Sista-intendent of Inclusivity she’s cultivating conversations to tackle tough racial, gender, and cultural issues by equipping participants with the right tools and resources to foster real, open dialogue and to create spaces where everyone feels as if they belong.

She knows the power of communication can lead to inclusive environments where people feel comfortable being their complete, open, and authentic selves. Focusing on her mission to get people to open up and join the conversation (while also changing the world).

In her book, "Neversays™," Randi provides an easy-to-follow guide on 25 phrases you should never, ever say to keep your job and friends. The tenets of this book are based on the beliefs that people are good but uninformed and uncomfortable with difference. This book provides real, practical advice on how to navigate these difficult-to-talk-about topics.

Through her strategic planning, speeches, and one-on-one services Randi equips people with the right tools to engage in honest conversations about race, gender, sexuality, religion, cultural, and diversity issues.

Randi has a wealth of knowledge and experience navigating the tough dialogues that come with discussing diversity and inclusivity topics. She is the founder and president of an award-winning change management company that she led for 17 years. She is also the creator of the trademarked “Fingerprint to Blueprint” curriculum and a former director of training and instruction for two tech start-ups. Additionally, she has helped many government clients and Fortune 500 companies across seven countries and 41 states.

Speech Topics

Yes, You Have an Inclusion Problem

It’s naïve to think that people who have largely lived in homogenous communities and have gone to homogenous schools would be armed with the tools necessary to operate in a diverse workforce. This is particularly true where sociologic history and evolution have led us to feel most comfortable operating in silos of commonality. However, this type of isolation does not allow individuals or organizations to work most effectively. And while individuals may raise diversity concerns at home or in their social circles, they are less likely to air concerns at work. Accordingly, the facilitation of open and honest conversations is key.

Key Elements:

  • Seeing how we are all products of our experience.
  • Gaining a real understanding of the inclusion problem.
  • Identifying the tools to drive real progress on inclusion.

You Invited Them to the Party. Now you Need to Refine Your Playlist

Over the past twenty years many companies and organizations have invested substantially in diversifying the workforce. In many instances, these efforts have increased the number of women and minority employees at work. But recruiting diverse employees is of limited value if you are not able to retain them. The most critical factor in employee satisfaction and retention is to make employees feel both included and engaged. This program outlines the path from mere diversity to inclusion.

Key Elements:

  • Discussion of how feelings of safety and belonging govern human need.
  • Combatting the attrition that continues to be higher for women and minority employees because of a lack of inclusion.
  • How to ensure employees of all backgrounds, genders and races feel seen, heard and involved in your organization and its mission.

Aretha Franklin had it Right: The Key to Communication is RESPECT

Who knew that Aretha Franklin was giving us sage business advice when she crooned, “All I'm askin' for is a little respect”? Good communication abilities are consistently identified as one of the most important skills for employees and leaders to possess; and feeling respected is the most desired feeling that people want to have in communications. So how does one -- especially in this ever-changing, highly diverse, fast-paced, technology-centric world – communicate in a way that is effective and efficient, yet leaves all participants feeling respected? Quite frankly, it is a skill. One that must be learned and practiced. It differentiates leaders, grows companies, strengthens teams, and increases profits. In most instances when respect is deemed lacking, or offenses occur, it is not because of bad intentions but rather a lack of information. This session is designed to arm attendees with the considerations and tools necessary to avoid these unintended offenses in communications, particularly of those who are different from you.

Key Elements

  • The most important trait of good communication is conveying respect.
  • Practical tools to avoid inadvertently offending those whom are different from you.
  • Most people are not malicious or ill-intentioned, but rather just under-informed.
  • Good communication must be conscious and deliberate.

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