Here's what attendees from the Domestic Security Alliance Council had to say:
Karith was AWESOME! A great real-world D&I presenter.
Best D&I Training I've ever had!
Outstanding instructor! This is the 1st instructor of diversity/INVERSITY that truly understands how to "read the audience" and teach with passion and TRUTH!
Best diversity talk I have seen. I did not feel like I was being judged for being me but was reminded to listen to others to help understand each other.
Karith was engaging and impactful. Found this session to be very interesting and insightful.
Excellent speaker with a fresh approach to D&I.
Appreciated the simplicity but impactful acronym CARE. Appreciated the vulnerability demonstrated and use of humor to convey points.
"Karith's presentation really delivered an approach to understanding diversity as INVERSITY. [She] was innovative and brought a fresh approach to a controversial topic in a way that everyone can appreciate."
"To say Karith’s presentation today was fantastic doesn’t do it justice. Hands down the best I’ve seen. Her ability to respect and honor the backgrounds of everyone in the room, and a message of assume no ill intent, make this tough topic approachable to even those who are skeptical of the topic. She found a calling, and is making a difference."
Apple Valley, Minnesota
"Karith's keynote address was the perfect mix of being engaging, educational, and inspiring. She presented an incredible amount of outstanding content, so the audience left informed and prepared to learn more. Karith's style invites people anywhere on their diversity awareness journey to challenge themselves to continue to learn and be better. Karith and the INVERSITY team were easy to work with and she shaped a message that was ideal for our event and audience."
"Karith Foster is a phenomenal speaker who shares real life experiences through comedy. Not only funny, but smart, down-to-earth, and inspirational, as she uses her voice for good in a real, raw, and honest way. Her discussion on INversity versus DIVersity was powerful and offers a fresh perspective on conversations around diversity."
Ivy Tech Community College
"Karith is undoubtedly one of the most inspirational speakers that I have ever encountered. She is a masterful storyteller with a profound message of unity and healing that inspires people to overcome their differences and embrace their common humanity in a world that is rife with conflict and animosity. She captivated the audience with a riveting dialogue on DEI, fostering a sense of belonging, humor, and empowerment for all.
"The traditional approach to diversity and inclusion is in trouble. INVERSITY brings a better approach that has a more significant impact. What is the value of INVERSITY? The top three answers that come to mind are 1. Better collaboration, 2. Enhanced awareness, and 3. Celebration of our uniqueness."
"Karith’s words touch your soul. This was our second consecutive year inviting Karith to participate in the Kern County SHRM Symposium. We have received a great deal of positive feedback and feel a true connection to her. Karith speaks from the heart and provides a new way to discuss DEI while remaining lighthearted and engaging."
KC SHRM Symposium Chair
Karith places our daily struggles with difference in the container of radical uniqueness where each and every part of our existence and identity is not only acknowledged, it is the ground for encountering difference in others. Building on her life’s story and experiences with delightful humor, Karith created a light and relaxed space in which hard truths about ourselves could be held without judgement. Students opened themselves to her in a profound way and received wise and loving advice in return. I intend to invite Karith back to my classes in the future and enthusiastically recommend her to other educational institutions.
Fidelis Consulting Corporation
Stanford University Human Resources
Institute on Political Journalism
United States Chamber of Commerce
Karith came to do a keynote speech during a workshop at Bristol Myers Squibb. This was a gathering of 50 Leaders in The Finance and Procurement Function discussing strategy and leadership development. We invited Karith to present the topic of Diversity and Inclusion in her very powerful, yet humorous style. As you know, Diversity and Inclusion can be a difficult topic in which to engage a large group in a manner that is both authentic, honest and impactful. Karith was successful in raising the level of discussion which has had true impact on our organization. I would highly recommend Karith for both other organizations at BMS and well as any other corporate, educational or non-profit group."
Bristol Myers Squibb
University of Minnesota Medical School
US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform
Stanford Graduate School of Business
She spoke from her heart and explained that the world around us is difficult, but keeping a positive mind shapes us to a new perspective.”
Kent State University
West Virginia University, Reed College of Media
Lennox International Inc.
Oberlin College is a historically progressive school that has a history of reacting quite negatively to anything that isn’t consistent with the beliefs of the student body. That being said, given the nature of our school and student body, it is usually the case that students attend our events with a negative predisposition and protest our speakers.
Karith impressed me the most with her ability to break down barriers and make people laugh and listen. At the beginning, nobody wanted to laugh, but they couldn’t help but love Karith after just a few minutes of hearing her speak. She successfully made the entire audience feel welcome and relaxed. Most importantly, Karith showed the audience how similar each and every one of us are despite our race, religion, political affiliation and so on and succeeded in creating a truly inclusive and exciting atmosphere. In doing this, she truly exceeded my expectations. Karith is a masterful speaker and presenter. If I had to give her presentation a rating, I would rate it a 10 out of 10."
Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians at Oberlin College