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MARCH 2022


An Intersectional Approach to Creating a
Culture of Belonging at Work

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"Inclusion is leadership."

Ruchika Tulshyan is an award-winning inclusion strategist who is deeply passionate about designing equitable workplaces. Through her company, Candour, she advises companies on diversity, equity & inclusion strategy and communications. Ruchika is known for her intersectional and data-driven approach. 


She is a keynote speaker who has addressed audiences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pixar, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. Congress and more. Inquire to book her here. 

Ruchika's book, "The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality in the Workplace" focuses on leadership strategies to advance women at work. Her second book "Inclusion on Purpose" will be published by MIT Press in March 2022 and is available for pre-order now.

Ruchika is known for leveraging her deep expertise in communications to create a common language around diversity, equity, inclusion and intersectionality.

Ruchika writes regularly for the New York Times and Harvard Business Review on workplace equity. A former journalist, she is now often quoted in media including The New York Times, NPR and Bloomberg

In 2019, Ruchika was named to the Thinkers50 "On the Radar" list. She was also named to a list of Most Influential D&I leaders in 2019 and 2020. 

A Singaporean foodie, Ruchika currently calls Seattle home. 



"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."

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Ruchika on Brene Brown's
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