Karith Foster is a Diversity Engagement Specialist whose signature programs are impacting lives at academic institutions, organisations and corporations across America in a time when humour, understanding, acceptance and respect are so desperately needed. For nearly two decades, Karith has taken her passion for entertaining and critical thinking nationwide - from the airwaves to organisations; from universities to corporations creating a seismic shift in mindsets and revolutionising the way we address issues of diversity and leadership.
As a speaker, humorist, TV & radio personality, author, entrepreneur, wife, and mother Karith's sense of duty, service, along with her riotous sense of humor, have made her a positive force of change. The words “no” and “impossible” are not in her vocabulary as evidenced by her career path, life challenges, chosen adventures and desire to help others. Karith leaves her audiences feeling engaged, connected, inspired and encouraged to commit to the journey of mutual respect, acceptance and a greater sense of belonging.
Karith is also the CEO & Founder of F.R.A.M.E the Foster Russell Alliance for Meaningful Expression a 501(c)3 non-profit, whose mission is to inspire free speech, inclusion, social change and empowerment through education and mentorship. She is a featured comedian in two hit documentary films “Can We Take a Joke?” and "No Safe Spaces" which have garnered accolades in The Washington Post and TIME Magazine, as has her TEDx Talk “The Art of Defying Stereotypes: Learning to be True to Your Voice” from TEDx LincolnSquare Risk Takers and Change Makers in New York City. Karith is an alumna of Stephens College (Missouri) and Oxford University. In 2020 she earned her certificate in "Fostering Inclusion and Diversity" from the Yale School of Management.
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