Shachi Irde

Advisor to Catalyst, India

Shachi Irde is an Advisor to Catalyst, leading workshops and advisory sessions across a variety of topics relating to the advancement of women and inclusive workplaces in India, and is often quoted in the media. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of gender sensitivity, networking, sponsorship, engaging men, unconscious bias, inclusive leadership, diversity councils, and work-life effectiveness.

Before becoming an Advisor, Shachi served as Executive Director of Catalyst India WRC, during which she was instrumental in building Catalyst’s presence in India and assisted Supporter organisations in creating inclusive workplaces. Prior to joining Catalyst, Shachi was the Head of Diversity at Infosys, where she developed and managed the organization’s D&I initiatives including the first leadership development program for women and D&I Councils.