Catalyst India is thrilled to invite you to an innovative event focused on Diversity and Inclusion in India.

This full-day event will include engaging presentations and working sessions on gender inclusion, the importance of Diversity and Inclusion councils, organizational practices, and more. In addition, there will be experiential learning through the debut of our groundbreaking report on the strategies Indian companies are currently using to make change, and how they can take steps to sustain commitment and impact. 

Do not miss the opportunity to join Catalyst India for this incredible day of networking, learning and launching a Catalyst movement to build inclusive organizations in India where women and men can succeed!

Speakers will include a variety of experts from Catalyst, academia and industry. 


Welcome Remarks
Shachi Irde, Executive Director, Catalyst India

Catalyst Context Setting: Starting the Conversation
Deborah Gillis, President & CEO, Catalyst

Keynote Address
Sasha Sanyal, Senior Vice President & Global Leader, Corporate Strategy, Lean Six Sigma & Transitions, Genpact 

Experiential Learning Component
Aarti Shyamsunder, Director, Research, Catalyst India
Jessica Dolmer, Director, Global Events, Catalyst

Breaking Barriers, Creating Opportunities 
Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore​

From Building Awareness to Driving Change 
Deepali Bagati, Executive Director, United States, Catalyst
Priyanka Sudarshan, General Manager, Human Resources, Wipro

Role of Diversity & Inclusion Councils
Sangeeta P.Mahendran, Director, Global Capabilities & Shared Operations, Hewlett Packard
Nirmala Menon, Founder & CEO, Interweave Consulting
Sarika Naik, Director, Marketing, Dell International Services        
Shachi Irde, Executive Director, Catalyst India

How Inclusive is Your Culture?
Rishi Gour, Chief Operating Officer, Onsite Service Solutions, Sodexo India
Anita Kirpal, Director, YSC UK
Madhumitha Venkataraman, Associate Director, HR Business Parner, Snapdeal                                                                        
Aarti Shyamsunder, Director, Research, Catalyst India Director, Research, Catalyst India

Talent Management: Disrupt the Default
Saurabh Nigam, Vice President, Human Resources, Snapdeal

Championing Change Through Employee Networks (ERGs)      
Deepali Bagati, Executive Director, United States, Catalyst

Closing Remarks
Monica Lakhmana, Founder, Women's Leadership Network World Aarti Shyamsunder, Director, Research, Catalyst India

Networking Reception Special Celebrity Guest  
Leena Mogre, Leena Mogre Fitness


Catalyst Members INR5000 (plus taxes)

Non-Members INR10000 (plus taxes)

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Catalyst has secured an excellent preferred rate for our attendees at the Taj Lands End Mumbai. Please fill out this form and send it directly to: Sreelatha Nair at [email protected] or 91 22 66681234 (66681339 Direct)

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