While every organization wants to be inclusive, how many actually succeed in creating an organic, nuturing environment of Inclusion that is appreciated by all the employees? We know the answer to that question, don't we? In our quest for creating sustainable workplaces most of us have invested in the journey of inclusion. But unless we break away from the usual practices and policies, go beyond the age-old mindsets which grip us from within, we are not going to go far in this journey. It is time we looked within ourselves, our policies, our practices, our beliefs of rights and wrongs - it is time we innovate to include.
The Working Mother and Avtar Best Practices of the 100 Best Conference, or the Best of the Best Conference in short, is India's most looked forward to event in the D&I Calendar. And this year, we are innovating to include too! Apart from the strand of Gender that we are best known for, this year will see the inclusion of other strands of diversity - LGBTQ+, People with Disablities, Generation.
Senior Business Leaders
Dr. Saundarya Rajesh will throw light on the four years of The Working Mother and Avtar Best Companies for Women in India Study – the treasure trove of data, the tremendous progress made by the Companies and what implications it could have on India Inc. in the coming decade.
Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Founder – President, Avtar
Keynote Address: Innovation as the key to Inclusion in the workplace
Innovation is about breakthroughs, finding new, effective ways to solve existing problems. Through this Keynote address, the speaker will answer some crucial questions on how organizations should break the age-old thought processes and look to move into new territories of action which will enable inclusion.
Erika Brown, Global D&I Lead, Goldman Sachs
CEO Panel: Leading Innovation – How Leadership enables breakthroughs for Inclusion
A panel of eminent CEOs will discuss about the blind spots that prevail in organizations while deliberating and executing the inclusion agenda, drawing on their own experiences of how they recognized these blind spots and how it led to innovative practices that have made their organizations more inclusive.
Special Address: Best Practices on Inclusion from around the Globe
A presentation of key insights on the next practices and trends in D&I.
Subha Barry, President, Working Mother Media
Awards Segment 1
Most Inclusive Companies Index – Champions of Inclusion Award
The winners of the Champions of Inclusion in the inaugural edition of the Working Mother and Avtar Most Inclusive Companies in India shall be honoured and celebrated in making their workplaces inclusive for all.
Male Ally Legacy Award
The winners and the choice of jury for the Male Ally Legacy Award will be presented.
Puthri Award for Excellence in CSR
Thiru K Pandiarajan, Minister for Tamil official Language & Tamil Culture will present the Puthri Award for Excellence in CSR to companies for their exemplary contributions towards increasing Women’s Workforce participation.
BOB EXCLUSIVES – Case Study: Innovative Best Practices towards Inclusion
The Leaders from the 2019 Best Companies for Women and Most Inclusive Companies, will share impactful stories from their transformational journey of D&I in their organisations in the Innovative Best Practices Session covering Gender, Generation, PwD, LGBTQ+
Breakout Session – 1
Getting to Equal
Sailaja Bhagavatula, Managing Director, Accenture
Changing Paradigm for Women in Sales
Dr. Gunjan Kaul Singh, Head of Ethics and Compliance, Eli Lilly
From Farm to Table - Women in Manufacturing
Priyanka Virwani, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Nestlé India
Breakout Session – 2
Wipro’s journey in building an Inclusive culture
Sunita Cherian, Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Global I&D Head – Wipro
Best Practices on People with Disabilities
Michelle Nebbs, Head of Human Resources, Bengaluru Service Centre, ANZ
PwC’s Diversity Inclusion Index
Svetha Verma, Senior director- Diversity & Inclusion and Human Capital - India and Global PwC
Breakout Session – 3
Building Leadership through Inclusion
Vikas Gupta – Director- Global Head of Risk Change Business Delivery Centres, Credit Suisse
Springboard - Making a Difference - The Story of Gender Inclusivity @ JSW
Ajanta Chatterjee, Vice President – HR, JSW Group
Approach to Co-opting Men as Allies: Encouraging Conversations on Inclusion & Diversity and the role Men can play
Mahesh Moorthy, Vice President (Engineering), Qualcomm - Qualcomm
Breakout Session – 4
Fireside chat – Brazing the Storm: Why Gender matters in tackling Climate change
This session explores how women and girls play critical role in the fight against climate change. How can we collectively work towards taking successful action on climate change by engaging women as stakeholders, planners and active participants?
Breakout Session – 5
Talks - My identity – my world
This session will feature iconic speakers who have defied odds to create a path for themselvesin the way they express their own identity, while also shaping the narrative for the world around them.
Breakout Session – 6
Workshop on Inclusion and Belonging
An interactive Workshop where participants can develop increased awareness towards the concept of“Belonging”, understand its business case and focus on how to create a culture of Belonging back at their workplaces. This Workshop will be facilitated using online polling tool, self-reflection exercise and peer learning.
Awards Segment 2:
Best Companies for Women - Top 10 and 100 Best
The fourth annual awards for Working Mother and Avtar Best Companies for Women in India will be given away as we recognize the stellar companies that have made it to this prestigious list of 2019.
Inclusion as a tool for Business Continuity Management
Organisations around the world, across sectors have been victims of all sorts of disruptions. Business continuity management (BCM) capabilities enable organisations to restore their businesses to normal operations following an unanticipated disaster or business interruption. This session will explore how a diverse and inclusive workforce can become powerful agents of change in developing effective business continuity management capabilities.
The Importance of Inclusion in the world today
Mr. Karthik Ekambaram, Senior Vice President, Avtar
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President, Working Mother Media
VP - Human Resources, Shell India
Chief Diversity Officer, Goldman Sachs
SVP & President, Target in India
Stand Up Comic
Head - Global Technology Solutions, Société Générale Global Solution Centre (SG GSC)
Senior Fellow, Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies
Talent & Culture Head, ANZ Support Services India Pvt Ltd
Vice President (Engineering), Qualcomm
Journalist, #MeToo Campaigner
Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Global I&D Head, Wipro
Director, Deloitte India
Director, Credit Suisse
Director - Human Resources & Global Business Services, IBM India
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly India
Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture
Managing Director, Accenture
D&I and Ethics Leader, EY GDS
Assistant Director – D&I, EY GDS
Founder & President, Avtar
Vice President HR, JSW Group
Partner & Head of Audit, BSR & Co
Head – Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Nestlé South Asia
Co-Chief Executive Officer, BGSC India
Senior director - Diversity & Inclusion and Human Capital, PwC India and Global
Associate VP & Function Head - Talent Processes and Diversity & Inclusion, Zensar Technologies
Avtar & British Deputy High Commission Chennai - Inspiring Second Career Woman Award 2019
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