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Join us for the 2021 WAMS Gala Winnipeg!

Date: Friday, November 5th, 2021
Formal Program: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CDT
Venue: Virtual

Join us for an afternoon to raise funds and awareness for MS research, while enjoying impactful speakers and connection. There will be meaningful networking opportunities with local business leaders, a silent auction, and more!

Your attendance at the WAMS Gala Winnipeg drives us towards a world free of MS.

Keynote: Risha Grant
Diversity Done Differently

Motivated by her passion to correct societal “isms” like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it’s Risha Grant’s personal mission to expose the value of diversity and inclusion, while shining a light on the economic impact it creates. From her race, gender, and lifestyle choices, to growing a small business and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity. It’s this range of experiences that has earned her an internationally renowned reputation as a diversity, inclusion, and bias expert.

Founder and CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm, she is also an edgy, educational, and motivational speaker and author. She covers the important topics of diversity, inclusion, and bias as NBC KJRH’s community correspondent and host of the Risha Talks series. Through her Tulsa World column, Risha Talks, and as a contributor to Black Enterprise Magazine, she has motivated and educated numerous corporations, associations, and universities. Through her interactive keynotes and deep-dive training sessions, Grant teaches and empowers attendees with diversity and inclusion tools to increase their bottom line and get rid of their BS.

In her book, That's BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures and the Power to Attract Diverse Markets and her corresponding “BS” video series, Grant has led audiences to new places of respect and understanding. These audiences have included Discover Card Financial Services, Samsung Electronics America, Wells Fargo, Boy Scouts of America, the US Airforce, NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, and University of Oklahoma.

Grant has been featured in Forbes, The Financial Times, Bloomberg Media, Engage Magazine, among many other print, television, and radio media outlets. She’s also been awarded numerous honors such as being named a 2019 Top 100 HR Influencer by Engagedly, a 2018 Inclusive Leadership Award Winner, and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017.

Impact Speaker: TBD
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Can’t make the event? Want to help? If you would like to make a donation to the MS Society as part of the WAMS event, click here. Tickets can also be purchased to donate back to the organization to allow for those living with and affected by MS to attend. Contact to connect with a staff member to make arrangements.