Ruchika Tulshyan

CEO of  Candour , Author and Keynote Speaker
Core expertise:
  • Designing global, equitable and inclusive workplaces.

  • Media and communications.

  • Leadership traits for the future of work.


Ruchika has spoken on the "future of work" at multiple conferences and forums around the world. She is frequently invited to present to leaders on topics related to creating organizational cultures that design for diversity, invite inclusion and lead with equity.

She’s honored to have presented at a variety of venues including Deloitte, Microsoft, University of Washington, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau.


Ruchika Tulshyan is an award-winning inclusion strategist and keynote speaker. She is the CEO of Candour, a practice that advises global organizations on diversity & inclusion strategy and communications. She is also author of “The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace.”

An eminent journalist, Ruchika writes regularly for publications including Harvard Business Review, Forbes and The Seattle Times. She is also Distinguished Professional-in-Residence for the Communication Department at Seattle University.

In 2019, Ruchika was named to the Thinkers50 "On the Radar" list, a global community of influential management thinkers to watch. Originally from Singapore, Ruchika has lived and worked in multiple countries over three continents. She currently resides in Seattle, USA.


Ruchika worked closely with our team on a range of topics including diversity, equity, and inclusion, reducing bias in hiring, improved listening and communication, and overall team effectiveness.  As a featured speaker, she clearly explains why these topics are important, how biases can and do manifest in the workplace, and how to make progress, providing specific steps that individuals can understand, commit to, and accomplish.

- Philip Welkhoff, Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

She brought the house down. Her message, her cadence, her candor — hundreds of people in the room and we were all hanging on her every word. Just beautiful and masterful.

- Ben Reuler, Executive Director, Seattle Works

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