Nurturing Diverse Views and Arriving at Better Results
On March 15, Catalyst held a roundtable, ‘Driving Culture Change through Inclusive Leadership,’ hosted by DuPont India at their offices in Gurgaon. The discussion highlighted data points based on global research studies exemplifying how diversity and inclusion can play an important role in empowering organizations to create healthy work environments. Leaders commented on the fact that it is an eye-opener that furthering the inclusion journey has become a business imperative and that D&I are becoming embedded as core values of many organizations.
Recruitment Strategies to Build an Inclusive Organization
In a spirited roundtable discussion Joanne Sullivan, Corporate Vice President, Regulatory Outsourcing Services and Country Leader, Roopa Basrur, Senior Director, and Kalyan Chakravarthy, Senior Director, Human Resources of PAREXEL International spoke with Catalyst's Regional Director of India, Anuja Kumar about the competitive advantages of diversity in recruitment on November 10. The conversation touched on the Maternity Benefit Act, work-life flexibility, engagement of male hiring managers and more.
Role Models: You Can't Be What You Can't See
On July 12, Catalyst India and Pitney Bowes held a roundtable discussion on the importance of role models at different stages of a professional's career and the difficulties that can emerge when there aren't any role models to help a professional develop and advance. Speakers Ruchi Bhalla, Director and Head of Human Resources, Pitney Bowes, and Anuja Kumar, Regional Director, Catalyst India, lead discussions on the issues surrounding women who lack female role models in top positions as well as men who have plenty of potential role models but find that many men in top positions don't champion gender equality and challenge the status quo. The group then discussed solutions to the lack of role models of both genders.
Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion: Gender-Balanced Teams and Their Impact
Diversity and inclusion practitioners and human resources professionals interested in building an organisational business case for D&I came together with Catalyst India at DuPont for a roundtable discussion on July 4. DuPont's Pallavi Tyagi, Asia Pacific Talent Acquisition and Organization Vibrancy Leader, and Anuja Kumar, Regional Director, Catalyst India WRC, discussed the impact of gender-balanced teams and how organisations can leverage talent to lead to improved performance and to better reflect the marketplace.
About Catalyst India WRC
Founded in 2011, Catalyst India WRC is a community composed of 80 leading corporations and professional firms committed to accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion in corporate India. With insights from its highly regarded research, solution-based tools, convening events, global staff and Supporters, and the Catalyst India Advisory Board, Catalyst India works to build a robust pipeline of current and future leaders in India Inc.