Shachi Irde is the Executive Director of Catalyst India WRC, a leading not-for-profit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business. Prior to joining Catalyst, she served as the Head of Diversity at Infosys, where she helped develop and manage the organization’s D&I initiatives including the first leadership development program for women and D&I Councils. She also played an integral role in launching the organization’s ground-breaking employee resource group (ERG) for India-based LGBT employees. In addition, she conceptualized and delivered successful employee engagement programs focusing on communication, health and safety.
Shachi has also held HR leadership roles within Wipro –e-Peripherals Ltd. She is currently a member of the Advisory Council of D & I at NASSCOM. She is a frequent speaker and facilitator at D&I events in India and often quoted in the media. In addition to writing articles and blogs she has also co-authored a book chapter in the book Globalization of Professional Services published by Springer. A strong advocate for women’s empowerment, she works with voluntary organizations supporting under-privileged women in her spare time.