Ritu Bhasin

Ritu Bhasin, President, bhasin consulting inc.

The Three Selves: A New Framework for Being Authentic in How You Live, Work, and Lead

In order to build more empowered, inclusive, and innovative environments, we often encourage our teams and leaders to bring their “whole selves” to work. We know that this is important, because research points to authenticity as a critical component of engagement and well-being in the workplace. But how can we reconcile the message to “be yourself” with the simultaneous message to adhere to workplace culture? How can we bring more of our authentic selves, including our differences, to work, without compromising our ability to succeed?

In this fascinating keynote, Bhasin introduces an innovative new framework called the Three Selves, which provides a methodology for choosing how and when to be your authentic self at work while achieving the success and belonging you need to feel engaged, purposeful, and empowered at work.

About Ritu Bhasin

Successful companies know that authenticity is everything. As a leadership and inclusion consultant, Ritu Bhasin gets this. She works to build cultural competence and accountability in the workplace—and shows how productivity, engagement, and satisfaction are natural byproducts of people bringing their authentic selves to work. As president of leadership and inclusion firm bhasin consulting inc., she coaches C-suite leaders, executives, and diverse professionals on leveraging their differences for success. As a global speaker, she challenges others to take ownership of their roles in addressing racism and discrimination—and is a passionate champion of authentic leadership as a path to empowerment and success.

After years of this work, Bhasin discovered an undeniable relationship between inclusion and authenticity, which is the focus of her newly released book, The Authenticity Principle. It also includes insights from Bhasin’s work as a yoga and mindfulness instructor—a practice she credits for being a key pillar of building personal and professional joy.

Bhasin has received numerous awards for her commitment to social change, including the IndoCanadian Chamber of Commerce Female Professional of the Year Award, the City of Toronto William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations, and Western University’s Young Alumni Award.

Before founding bhasin consulting inc., Bhasin was a practicing lawyer and the director of legal talent at a preeminent Canadian law firm. She earned an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and an LL.B. (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario, and she has served as an instructor in the Executive Program at the Rotman School of Management.