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Bina's keynotes and speaking engagements are powerful.  Audience members regularly share feedback on feeling seen, motivated, and more purposeful. 

"Changed my life. Thank you for your courageous and inspiring keynote." 

- Cleveland Neighborhood Progress attendee

"I feel seen. As a black woman - it's not easy out there. Thank you."

- CALPCC attendee

"You delivered challenging content with love and grace. Thanks for showing us how it can be done. That was a great way to kickoff our conference."  

- NonProfit Institute, University of San Diego

"Thank you for telling the truth, and inspiring me to be more courageous. I'm ready!" 

- Environment Funders Canada

"Thank you for bringing in Bina - this is just what we needed! She said the things we needed to hear - and she was funny!"

- United Way of Calgary attendee

"Everything I know about doing equity work I learned from Bina and her practice through Saathi. Her work is justice and liberation in praxis and heart."

- The Funders Network PLACES Fellow, Class of 2016

An experienced motivational speaker and facilitator, Bina M. Patel is one of most sought after DEI strategists and thought-leaders in the country – and with good reason! Bina gets her audiences to believe in what is possible through her wisdom and unshakable belief in saying the quiet part out loud, taking action, and finding your purpose. 


From philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate conferences to intimate team retreats and community gatherings, reach out to explore how a speaking engagement with your organization can spark deep conversation, connection, and action. 


Keynote Offerings

Comfort vs Progress 

Who are we designing for in our racial equity and inclusion work? Bina will challenge you to move beyond comfort and build a courageous and authentic movement for collective progress.


Radical Possibility

Can you shake off the constraints of what is allowed and envision the possibility? In this enlightening keynote, Bina offers a way to build towards a better future, together.


Liberating Personal Leadership

Beyond passion and the rules of what dominant culture says leadership looks like, we can grow into our own purposeful leadership practices. 


Custom Keynotes

Gathering a specific group of leaders? Tailored keynotes and talks are a great way to "meet the moment" and uplift your audience.  Reach out to Bina to collaborate on an engagement that is designed with your team top of mind.


Fireside Chats

Want a more intimate conversation with Bina? Invite staff, partners, and organization/network members to engage directly with Bina in a moderated conversation curated with your team to address the pressing issues we are facing at this moment. 

Bina has provided keynotes to large and small groups around the US and Canada, including:

  • Institute for Sustainable Communities 

  • California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC) 

  • New Chapter Coaching

  • Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

  • United Way of Calgary 

  • Environment Funders Canada 

  • The Circle on Philanthropy

  • The NonProfit Institute, University of San Diego

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