Inclusion Strategist & Speaker
"As a Singaporean, I witnessed the power of diversity early in my life. This concept was reinforced from living in five countries by the age of 23. Creating environments where diverse ideas take flight isn't just my work, it's a way of life."
Ruchika Tulshyan is an award-winning inclusion strategist and keynote speaker. Through her company, Candour, she advises companies on diversity & inclusion strategy and communications.
Ruchika writes regularly for Harvard Business Review and The Seattle Times. Her articles have appeared in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She is also the inaugural Distinguished Professional-in-Residence for Seattle University. Ruchika was on the founding team of women-run-and-funded website, The Establishment.
She holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia University. She is alumni of the Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STRATEGY
INFORMED BY A INTERSECTIONAL & DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH
I pride myself on taking an intersectional approach to all the work I do – a gender equity strategy would be unsustainable without considering how race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and ability plays into how we show up at work. I tie all decisions to metrics.
Do you have a typical industry or organization size you work with?
I’m industry-agnostic, although the majority of my clients have been in the high-tech industry, of all sizes. I’m more interested in working with teams that are deeply passionate about this, than brands trying to “check the box.”
It’s become incumbent upon leaders to stand in solidarity with employees of immigrant and other diverse communities. I help organizations craft compelling, effective messaging on complex issues. With my background in journalism and expertise in diversity and inclusion, I feel fortunate to be entrusted with this by my clients.
I advise global organizations on creating cultures that empower employees from diverse backgrounds to bring their best selves to work.
We live in challenging times where our differences are being elevated to drive us apart.
I’m known for leveraging my deep expertise in communications to create a common language around diversity and inclusion. As a speaker and writer, I make complex topics simple and succinct. I’m proud of taking an intersectional approach, informed by data and design-thinking.