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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 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. She is working on her second book "Inclusion on Purpose" to be published by MIT Press, Spring 2022.

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


Ruchika writes regularly for Harvard Business Review. A former journalist, she is now often quoted in media including The New York Times, NPR and Bloomberg. She is also the inaugural Distinguished Professional-in-Residence for Seattle University.

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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