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About Candour



Candour advises companies on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy and communications. We are data-driven and consider the intersection of race, gender and other identities in all the work we do. We are best known for our presentations on the topics of DEI and implicit bias, but we also work with select partners on developing sustainable inclusion strategy. Our clients range from the world's largest philanthropic foundation to an academic institution with 300 students. We are industry-agnostic but are fortunate to work with organizations fully committed to prioritizing DEI.

A selection of our services include:



  • Delivering highly customized keynote speeches, interactive workshops, and presentations about diversity, equity and inclusion. Research-based and intersectional – with a focus on communicating strategic and personal actions to overcome unconscious biases.

  • Gathering and leveraging data to inform business strategies – from diversity in recruitment to employee engagement and inclusion.

  • Building a thought-leadership platform for executive leaders.

  • Designing strategies for company leaders to accurately communicate Diversity & Inclusion strategies to employees, C-Suite, board, and media.

  • Enabling lasting change in behaviors and practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion.







“An expert on diversity who is making ever bigger waves with her research and actions.”


– Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2019

Ruchika Tulshyan is the author of "The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace" and the founder and CEO of Candour, an inclusion strategy practice. She partners with global organizations to create work cultures that foster innovation, diversity and belonging. 

A former business journalist, Ruchika is now a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review. She shines a light on lesser-covered aspects of workplace culture, such as the specific challenges professional women of color face, office housework, the experience of immigrant women in American workplaces, and how to reduce personal bias. She has presented at top private, nonprofit and government institutions, including testifying as an expert witness at the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Ruchika is also the inaugural Distinguished Professional-in-Residence for the Seattle University. 


She was named to Thinkers50 Radar, an international ranking of emerging influential management thinkers. Ruchika has lived and worked on four continents.


"..this book provides a tool box filled with tools to fix gender inequality in the workplace. We learn not just why this is a win-win for companies, economies, governments as well as women and their families but also how to bring about the changes that are required to realize the diversity advantage."

- Melanne Verveer

Former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues

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