• 09:30 - 10:00
    Registration & Networking
  • 10:00 - 10:05
    Welcome Address

    Rishi Kapoor, Head - Management Committee, India Diversity Forum

  • 10:05 - 10:25
    TOPIC: Gender Diversity in Corporate India: Where are we going wrong?

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ms Apurva Purohit, President, Jagran Prakashan Ltd

  • 10:25 - 11:25
    INAUGURAL PANEL DISCUSSION: DRIVING CHANGE AND BUILDING A SAFE WORKPLACE: Can Cultural Audit help in decreasing Unconscious Bias (MD & CEO Panel)

    Panelist:
    • Megha Tata, Managing Director, South Asia, Discovery Communications India
    • Harshbeena Zaveri, Managing Director and Vice Chairperson, NRB Bearings Limited
    • R.M.Vishakha, Managing Director & CEO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Ltd
    • Satish Rao, Chairman and Managing Director, Firmenich
    • MODERATOR: Ankit Bansal, Founder & CEO, Sapphire Human Solutions
  • 11:25 - 11:45
    FIRESIDE CHAT: Why are Diversity and Inclusion important in India Inc. in today's time?

    Panelist:
    • Animesh Kumar, President - HR & Transformation, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd
    • Dr Ritu Anand, Chief Leadership and Diversity Officer, Tata Consultancy Services

  • 11:45 – 12:00
    CASE STUDY: THE TECHNOLOGICAL TANGENT: Infusing Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion
    Rajeshwari Aradhyula, Chief People Officer, Fractal Analytics
  • 12:00 – 12:15
    ADVISORS' TAKE

    • Ritu Anand: Why is IDF so important in today’s time?
    • Sudha Ravi: Gender Diversity, the turning point, and IDF
    • Gautam Chainani: Cognitive Diversity, a game changer – IDF’s role
    • Harshbeena Zaveri: Including men in Gender Diversity and IDF
    • Anisha Motwani: IDF’s goals
    • Ankit Bansal: Promises IDF will keep
  • 12:15 - 13:15
    PANEL DISCUSSION 2: GENDER EQUALITY, PAY PARITY AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: Why are we lagging behind?
    Panelist:
    • Praveen Gupta, Vice President - HR, India & Southeast Asia, AECOM
    • Prasheel Pardhe, Vice President, Human Resources, Mindgate Solutions Pvt. Ltd
    • Sudha Ravi, CCO, Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Ltd.
    • Kanta Singh, Country Programme Manager, UN Women
    • Anjali Rao, HR Head & Sr. Director – Human Resources, Intel India
    • Anjali Chatterjee, Chief Human Resource , AirAsia
    • MODERATOR: Dr Ankita Singh, Sr. Vice President and Global Head, HR, CIGNEX Datamatics
  • 13:15 - 13:30
    SPECIAL ADDRESS: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND EMPLOYEE WELLNESS: The roads we must cross

    Indrajeet Sengupta, Executive Director and CHRO, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd

  • 13:30 - 13:45
    INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: A global roadmap of Diversity & Inclusion

    Ludger Felix Ramme, President, CEC European Managers

  • 13:45 - 14:00
    SPECIAL ADDRESS: New Staffing Strategies for a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

    Sandeep Batra, Chief Human Resource Officer and Head, Foundation Landmark Group India

  • 14:00 - 15:00
    PANEL DISCUSSION 3: BREAKING BARRIERS: Tools to manage a multi-generational workforce in the multigenerational ecosystem
    Panelist:
    • Samir Kukade, President Human Capital, Praj Industries
    • Dr Deepak Deshpande, CHRO & Sr VP, Netmagic Solutions (NTT Group)
    • Sunita Cherian, Chief Culture Officer & Senior Vice President, Corporate HR, Wipro Limited
    • Vinod Bidwaik, Vice President & CHRO (Cluster India, Middle East, Africa), Alfa Laval India Pvt
    • Amit Chincholikar, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata Consumer Products
    • Ekta Singh, CHRO, AGS Health
    • MODERATOR: Anisha Motwani, Founder- Director, STN Ventures, Independent Director on board of Welspun India and Abbott
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    PANEL DISCUSSION 4: CREATING ALLIES TO ALLAY FEARS: Engaging Men for Including and Empowering Women
    Panelist:
    • Nivedita Nanda, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Kaya Ltd (Kaya India, Kaya Middle East Business)
    • Dr. Tanaya Mishra, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Essar Constructions
    • Raga D’Silva: Co-Founder and Director, Speaking Minds, Author, LGBT and Diversity Speaker
    • Viekas Khokha: Head of Human Resources, Dhanuka Agritech Ltd
    • Rajorshi Ganguli, President and Global HR Head - HR, Alkem Laboratories
    • Amit K Sharma, CHRO, Volvo Group India; Hon. Vice President, National HRD Network, Bangalore
    • MODERATOR: Vidyottama Sharma, Editor-in-Chief, India Diversity Forum
  • 16:00 – 16:20
    FIRESIDE CHAT: LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: Removing stumbling blocks to enable Disability Inclusion
    • Meenu Bhambhani, Vice President, Head of Corporate Citizenship and Inclusion and Diversity, APAC, State Street
    • Prateek Khandelwal, Founder and Managing Director, RampMyCity Foundation | IBTB Pvt Ltd

  • 16:20 - 17:20
    PANEL DISCUSSION 5: COGNITIVE DIVERSITY: Overcoming confirmation bias and unconscious bias for a common goal
    Panelist:
    • Gautam Chainani, President – HR, Strategic Initiatives & Workforce, JSW
    • Rajendra Mehta, President & CHRO, Welspun India Ltd
    • Dr Swatee Sarangi, Global Head - Learning, Leadership & Organization Development at Dr.Reddy's Laboratories
    • Swati Datye, Head HR, Wholesale Banking and Support, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, Campus,RBL Bank
    • Anuradha Khosla, VP HR (Head D&I, Leadership Development and Employee Engagement), HCL Technologies
    • Anupama Sharma, Executive Director, Kotak Mahindra
    • MODERATOR: K N Murli, Sr Director - Human Resources and Alliances, NTT Ltd.
  • 17:30
    End of Conference