India

D&I Logues Event Update

On September 9, Catalyst India hosted an innovative event, D&I Logues, focused on topics related to the challenges of diversity and inclusion in India. This full-day event held in Mumbai featured engaging presentations and working sessions on gender inclusion, the importance of Diversity and Inclusion councils, organizational practices, and more. We also announced IndiaLogues, a task force composed of key member companies in India with the twin intentions of creating sustained and meaningful impact and forming a community of influential leaders in the region. With this event and task force, we look forward to increasing momentum for building inclusive organizations in India where women and men can succeed! 

Membership Growth

Catalyst India WRC is growing by leaps and bounds. In 2014, we welcomed 16 new corporate members, including large Indian conglomerate Tata Sons Limited and other leading Indian corporations such as ICICI Bank and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., who have signed on locally, joining established members such as Colgate-Palmolive Company, Fluor Corporation, Pitney Bowes Inc., and Wipro Ltd. Also, two Indian leaders were appointed to the Catalyst Board of Directors: TK Kurien, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Wipro Limited, and Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank Limited.

Recap: Catalyst India WRC Presents Diversity and Inclusion Councils

The Diversity and Inclusion Councils, hosted by Catalyst India WRC, was attended by members of the HR & business teams from Genpact, Texas Instruments, GE Healthcare, Dr. Reddy’s, VMWare, and Cognizant. The discussion was led by Shachi Irde, Executive Director, Catalyst India WRC. Some of the topics discussed included the competitive advantage of D&I, Catalyst’s change model, the need for and role of D&I Councils, and the necessity for these councils to be accountable. Other topics that were addressed during the event were millennials in the workforce and how their needs, values, and perceived rewards are different from previous generations, talent management, LGBT rights, and the importance of men being advocates for women in the workplace. View the full retrospective.

Upcoming Catalyst India Events

May 25, 2016: Webinar: Building Alliances, Increasing Impact: Employee Groups and Organizational Change

May 30, 2016: Catalyst India Roundtable: Strategies to Retain Top Talent

June 29, 2016: Webinar: Maximizing Mentoring and Securing Sponsorship

July 11, 2016: Catalyst India Roundtable: Work Life Integration

August 10, 2016: Webinar: D&I Logues Preview

Catalyst India In The News

IBM announces graduation of cross-industry women’s leadership programme. July 17, 2015, The Hindu Business Line.

Pay gap disclosure will ensure earning parity in India. July 19, 2015, Business Standard.

5 Ways To Be A (S)Hero In A Male-Dominated Workplace. July 23, 2015, The Huffington Post India, by Surabhi Paliwal.

About Catalyst India WRC

Founded in 2011, Catalyst India WRC is a membership community composed of 80 leading corporations and professional firms committed to building inclusive workplaces that expand opportunities for women and business in corporate India. With insights from its highly regarded research, solution-based tools, convening events, global staff and members, and the Catalyst India Advisory Board, Catalyst India works with its members to build a robust pipeline of current and future leaders in India Inc.