Karith Foster

Member, Advisory Council

Best known for her stand up comedy, TEDx talk, and television and radio appearances, Karith Foster is a Diversity Engagement Specialist with the Foster Russell Family Foundation. “If you can laugh at it you can get through it,”  is both Karith’s motto and the lesson she seeks to instill in others.

Her signature programs, Stereotyped 101,™ You Are E.N.O.U.G.H,™ The Humor Initiative,™ and Can We Speak Freely?™ are impacting lives at academic institutions, organizations and corporations across America. Karith founded the Foster Russell Family Foundation to inspire free speech, social change and empowerment, and to make a difference through education and mentorship at a time when humor, understanding, and respect are in short supply.

Karith is an alumna of Stephens College (Missouri) and Oxford University.

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