Overview

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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) are at the core of an organization's culture. Having a diverse and inclusive culture will positively affect innovation and your organization's bottom line.

The world and our industry have never faced more change and opportunity than what we do today. Diverse and inclusive teams have been proven to be more effective, and able to create better economic and social outcomes.

Leaders need to know that they have to build accountability into their systems with regard to their managers taking responsibility for creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We often see the people at the very top saying all the right things relative to diversity, but their middle management, who really run the organization and create the experience of people who work there, don't understand and don't feel accountable for diversity and inclusion.

Diversity & Inclusion Definations

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Diversity Defination

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

Inclusion Defination

Inclusion is a state of being valued, respected and supported. It's about focusing on the needs of every individual and ensuring the right conditions are in place for each person to achieve his or her full potential. Inclusion should be reflected in an organization's culture, practices and relationships that are in place to support a diverse workforce.

Partner Countries

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Afghanistan

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belgium

Bhutan

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

Croatia

Cyprus

Denmark

Dominica

EastTimor

Egypt

Estonia

Ethiopia

Finland

France

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guyana

Hong Kong

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kuwait

Lebanon

Liberia

Libya

Macau

Malaysia

Maldives

Mauritius

Mexico

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Myanmar

Nepal

Netherlands

NewZealand

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Samoa

SanMarino

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Singapore

Slovakia

SouthAfrica

Spain

SriLanka

Sudan

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Tunisia

UAE

Uganda

UK

Ukraine

USA

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Czech Republic

Republic of Korea

Trinidad and Tobago

United Kingdom

Role Players

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Award Winners

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GLOBAL

  • Amit Anand, Chief Diversity Search Officer, Nastrac Group, London
  • Angie Marriot, Cross Cultural Diversity Consultant, Diversity Employment Solutions Ltd., England
  • Angela Workman-Stark, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business, Athabasca University, Canada
  • David Clarence Scott, Director - Diversity & Inclusion, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA
  • Elisabeth Kelan, Ph. D., Professor of Leadership & Director - Global Centre for Gender and Leadership, Cranfield University, UK
  • Dr. Fiona Bartels-Ellis OBE, Global Head - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, British Council, UK
  • Janet Pope, North America - Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Capgemini, France
  • Ken Barrett, Global Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors, USA
  • Manisha Dhakal, Deputy Director, Blue Diamond Society, Nepal
  • Marilyn Tam, President & CEO, Marilyn Tam & Company, USA
  • Michael Wheeler, President & Founder, GD&I Enterprises, USA
  • Mohammed Zafran, Community Liaison Officer, South and City College, United Kingdom
  • Vipul Sheth, Vice President - Corporate Quality, Medtronic, USA
  • Yasmin Purohit, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Robert Morris University, USA
  • NATIONAL

  • Aruna Subramanyan, Head - Learning & Development Diversity & Inclusion, Novartis
  • Avril Miranda Fernandes, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
  • Bhavna Singh, Director- Communications, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India
  • Deepa S., Head | Diversity & Inclusion APJ COE, Dell EMC
  • Gayathri Ramamurthy, HR Business Partner, Capgemini
  • Karthik Ekambaram, Vice President - D&I Consulting Services, FLEXI Careers India, An AVTAR Enterprise
  • Kaustubh Patil, Head, Medtronic India Development Center, Medtronic
  • Leni Mathews, Director & Mentor Coach, PCC, Emmpower
  • Madhu Srivastava, Head - Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion, Vedanta Resources Plc
  • Madhumitha Venkataraman, Diversity & Inclusion Evangelist/Consultant working with NGOs, Corporates and Consulting Organizations in space of Gender, Disability, LGBTIQA and Generational Diversity, Diversity Diaries, affiliated with Interweave, Inharmony, GiftAbled and Unfold
  • Manisha Balachandran, Lead - Talent Acquisition, Inclusion & Diversity and HR Compliances, Monsanto
  • Madhulika Kaul, Head – Diversity & Inclusion, Godrej Industries Ltd.
  • Mousumi Roy, Vice President & Head - Talent, Learning & Organisation Development, Bharti AXA Life
  • Monty Bhairali, VP - HR, Ogilvy & Mather India
  • Namrita Jhangiani, Partner, EgonZehnder International, Dhruv Lakra, Founder/CEO, Mirakle Couriers
  • Nandini Rao, Independent Consultant | Co-founder & Artistic Director - Yours Truly Theatre
  • Nimisha Jashnani, Principal Consultant - Disability Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity Centre (DEOC)
  • Nirmala Menon, Founder & CEO, Interweave Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
  • Padmini Misra, Global Head - Human Resource & Administration, Cox & Kings Limited
  • Pallav Patankar, Consultant, Independent
  • Pooja Shahani, Head - Global Leadership & Diversity, Goldman Sachs
  • Pritpal S. Kular, Vice President - Human Resources, General Motors India
  • Ramona Miranda, Executive Coach, Managing Director, Talent & Diversity experience, PotenciaMentis Global Consulting
  • Reena Ravi, Principal - CSR & Diversity, Infosys Ltd.
  • Reena Shaikh, Manager, Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited
  • Rhiju Bhowmick, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, DIAGEO
  • Ritika (Bedi) Lal, Manager - Diversity & Inclusion, Vodafone
  • Shaleen Rakesh, Executive Director, VSO India
  • Shubha Chacko, Executive Director, Solidarity Foundation
  • Simran Shaikh, Senior Programme Officer: Sexuality Gender and Rights, India HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • Soni Bhattacharya, Executive Coach (ICF) Founder & CEO, The Painted Sky
  • Prof. Subhash C Kundu, Former Director, Haryana School of Business & Chief-Warden of the University, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology
  • Suchitra Bhaskar, COE Head - Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Reliance Industries Limited
  • Sukhdeep Singh, Founder and Editor-in-chief, Gaylaxy Magazine
  • Sumit Kumar, Associate Director, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, KPMG India
  • Vijayanti Margassery, Senior Director - Human Resources ( Diversity ), Biocon Limited
  • Ranji David, Founder, Organizational Theatre India
  • Rashmi Vikram, Program Manager, Community Businesss
  • NGO's

  • Agewell Foundation
  • Narayan Seva Sansthan
  • Asha Jyothi Handicapped Welfare Society
  • Sahodari Foundation
  • India Cares Foundation
  • MBA Foundation (Mission: A Life With Self Esteem & Dignity For The Disabled)
  • Sightsavers
  • Parents of Down's Syndrome Association
  • Tamana
  • Samabhavana Society
  • The Akshaya Patra Foundation
  • Make A Difference
  • Teach For India
  • INDIVIDUAL

  • Howard Ross, Founder & Chief Learning Officer - Cook Ross Inc. Author - Everyday Bias & ReInventing Diversity
  • Nipun Kumar Malhotra, CEO, Nipman Foundation
  • Sarika Gupta Bhattacharyya, Co-Founder - Altavis & Biz Divas, Speaker on Gender issues & Women leadership Co Founder Altavis & Biz Divas
  • Anita S. Guha, Global Specialist Solutioning Leader, Learning, IBM India Limited
  • Mohammed Asif Iqbal, Manager - Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers Private limited
  • Jahangir Asgar Jani, Artist, Film Maker
  • Udayan Dhar, Manager - Diversity & Inclusion, Godrej Industries Ltd.
  • Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Transgender Rights Activist Actress, Dancer Author & Chairperson, Astitva Trust, (An organization for support & development of sexual minorities rights)
  • Pallav Patankar, Director - HIV Programs, Project Director - Pehchan
  • Sonal Giani, LGBT Activist & Advocacy Manager, The Humsafar Trust
  • Dr. Bindu S. Nair, Chief Consultant: People Strategy & Gender Diversity, Decision Theory
  • Kashish Kapoor, Director & General Manager - Diversity & Inclusion, Tata Communications Ltd.
  • Adam Abdullah, Director - Human Resources, Weir Minerals Malaysia
  • Jaya Virwani, Diversity and Inclusiveness Head, EY GDN India
  • Harlina Sodhi, Senior Executive Vice President - Head Culture and Capability, Human Resources, IDFC Bank Ltd.
  • Tony Tenicela, Global Leader and Managing Business Development Executive Workforce Diversity and LGBT Markets, IBM Corporation
  • Rashmi Vikram, Program Manager, Community Businesss
  • INDIVIDUAL

  • Pooja Shahani, Country Manager, India, Community Business
  • Jamie Cabrera Ferrer, Head - Consulting & Development, Community Business
  • Aparna Banerji, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Community Business, Speaker on Gender issues & Women leadership Co Founder Altavis & Biz Divas
  • K. S. Meenakshi, Head Centers of Excellence Mumbai, Director, Country Head - Human Resources - India, Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited
  • Grant M. Eldred, Head - Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Venue

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    Taj Lands End

    Band Stand, Bandra (West), Mumbai - 400 050. INDIA

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