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Kira Banks

Psychologist, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

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Kira Banks Biography

Dr. Kira Hudson Banks has been working to support individuals and groups to understand themselves, others, and systems of oppression for over 20 years. Her teaching, research, and community involvement are rooted in the values of Black Psychology, which uplifts the interconnectedness and resilience of people and rejects an individual and deficit approach.

Banks enjoys facilitating difficult dialogues and has been described as making complex and controversial topics accessible and intergroup interactions more understandable. She has done so in schools, communities, institutions of higher education, and corporations. Banks served as a racial equity consultant for the Ferguson Commission and continued as the Racial Equity Catalyst for Forward Through Ferguson. Her thinking and writing have helped frame racial equity in the St. Louis region.

Banks is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University, an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program, and she co-founded the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at the university. Her research examines the experience of discrimination, its impact on mental health, and intergroup relations. Her courses have ranged from Abnormal Psychology to the Psychology of Racism. Banks has published over two dozen articles in peer-reviewed outlets, including the American Psychologist, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Journal of Black Psychology, and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. She has also contributed to The Harvard Business Review and popular media outlets such as Huffington Post and The Atlantic.

Banks has developed a YouTube Channel to translate psychological concepts for laypeople. She believes strongly that research should be useful and can inform our every day lives. What initially started as a series on the channel and is now a podcast hosted by Banks is "Raising Equity," which explores what it looks like to intentionally raise children with an equity mindset with the knowledge and understanding of systemic inequities and to equip them to create an equitable society rather than accept the status quo.

Banks is also co-principal of The Mouse and the Elephant, which develops customized curricula to meet organizations’ long-term needs. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and her MA and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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  • How do I book Kira Banks to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kira Banks for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kira Banks, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kira Banks or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kira Banks

    Speaking fees for Kira Banks, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kira Banks are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kira Banks, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kira Banks speak about?

  • Where does Kira Banks travel from?

    Kira Banks generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kira Banks’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kira Banks for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kira Banks for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kira Banks or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Psychologist, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

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Kira Banks Biography

Dr. Kira Hudson Banks has been working to support individuals and groups to understand themselves, others, and systems of oppression for over 20 years. Her teaching, research, and community involvement are rooted in the values of Black Psychology, which uplifts the interconnectedness and resilience of people and rejects an individual and deficit approach.

Banks enjoys facilitating difficult dialogues and has been described as making complex and controversial topics accessible and intergroup interactions more understandable. She has done so in schools, communities, institutions of higher education, and corporations. Banks served as a racial equity consultant for the Ferguson Commission and continued as the Racial Equity Catalyst for Forward Through Ferguson. Her thinking and writing have helped frame racial equity in the St. Louis region.

Banks is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University, an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program, and she co-founded the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at the university. Her research examines the experience of discrimination, its impact on mental health, and intergroup relations. Her courses have ranged from Abnormal Psychology to the Psychology of Racism. Banks has published over two dozen articles in peer-reviewed outlets, including the American Psychologist, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Journal of Black Psychology, and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. She has also contributed to The Harvard Business Review and popular media outlets such as Huffington Post and The Atlantic.

Banks has developed a YouTube Channel to translate psychological concepts for laypeople. She believes strongly that research should be useful and can inform our every day lives. What initially started as a series on the channel and is now a podcast hosted by Banks is "Raising Equity," which explores what it looks like to intentionally raise children with an equity mindset with the knowledge and understanding of systemic inequities and to equip them to create an equitable society rather than accept the status quo.

Banks is also co-principal of The Mouse and the Elephant, which develops customized curricula to meet organizations’ long-term needs. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and her MA and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Kira Banks Videos

  • Is your company really fighting racism or just talking about it?
    Is your company really fighting racism or just talking about it? Richard D. Harvey and I co-authored a piece in the Harvard Business Review this week...
  • Applying the lessons of #MeToo to #BlackLivesMatter | Kira Banks
    While the #MeToo movement continues to call out sexual predators for past abuses and hold them accountable for assault and harassment, psychology...
  • Dr. Kira Hudson Banks discusses The Psychology of Race
    This video focuses on how an individual may think about race, racial identity or ethnicity based upon conditioning and experiences.

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FAQs on booking Kira Banks

  • How do I book Kira Banks to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kira Banks for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kira Banks, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kira Banks or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kira Banks

    Speaking fees for Kira Banks, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kira Banks are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kira Banks, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kira Banks speak about?

  • Where does Kira Banks travel from?

    Kira Banks generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kira Banks’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kira Banks for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kira Banks for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kira Banks or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Kira Banks is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kira Banks for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Kira Banks generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ellen McGirt, Katrina Jones, Netta Jenkins, Carin Taylor and Nikki Giovanni. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kira Banks for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kira Banks Speaker Videos

  • Is your company really fighting racism or just talking about it?
    Is your company really fighting racism or just talking about it? Richard D. Harvey and I co-authored a piece in the Harvard Business Review this week...
    Applying the lessons of #MeToo to #BlackLivesMatter | Kira Banks
    While the #MeToo movement continues to call out sexual predators for past abuses and hold them accountable for assault and harassment, psychology professor Dr. Kira Banks asks us to pause, reflect on...
  • Dr. Kira Hudson Banks discusses The Psychology of Race
    This video focuses on how an individual may think about race, racial identity or ethnicity based upon conditioning and experiences.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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