7 Dec 2020 | Flagship Event
2020 D&I in India Best Practice Conference
An opportunity to learn from and build on the successes of companies leading the way in developing D&I best practice in India
In conjunction with our prestigious 2020 D&I in India Best Practice Awards and ahead of the announcement of the winners at our Virtual Awards Ceremony, we present this Virtual Conference. Through a series of panel discussions, we’ll be inviting the finalists of the key award categories to share their nominated programmes and initiatives. This provides an unparalleled opportunity for business leaders and D&I professionals to gain valuable insights to what other companies are doing, learn why they have been selected as finalists and take best practice back to their own organisations.
|10:00 - 10:30am||
Opening Ceremony (Keynote Speaker: Hitesh Ramchandani)
|10:30 – 11:30am||
Breakout Session 1 & 2 (Disability Confidence & Employee Network)
|11:30 – 12:00pm||Break|
|12:00 - 1:00pm||
Breakout Session 3 & 4 (Advancement of Women & D&I Pioneering Initiative)
|1:00 - 2:00pm||Lunch|
|2:00 - 3:00pm||Breakout Session 5 & 6 (LGBT+ Inclusion & Promoting Social Inclusion)|
|3:00 - 3:30pm||Break|
|3:30 - 4:15pm||Workshop: Should Religion Be On Your Corporate D&I Agenda? (conducted by Kate Vernon and Dramanon)|
|4:15 - 4:30pm||Wrap up & Closing|
Breakout Session Speakers
The ticket cost is US$100 each.
Please contact Jiby Joyce for any questions about the event.
Dramanonmoreone of the top emerging theatre companies in India
Hitesh RamchandimoreParalympic Medal Winner | Global Motivational Speaker
Kate VernonmoreExecutive Director at Community Business
one of the top emerging theatre companies in India
Paralympic Medal Winner | Global Motivational Speaker
Hitesh is ambitious: “My dream is to inspire 50,000,000 people by just 1% to live a better than normal life!”
Executive Director at Community Business
A recognised authority on diversity and inclusion in Asia, Kate has authored extensive research and developed a variety of benchmarks and tools to help companies promote more inclusive workplaces in Asia - including Asia’s first LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index. A strong advocate of ‘adopting an Asian lens’ to the discussion of D&I, Kate is passionate about the need to better understand local market dynamics in order to develop an approach that resonates with key stakeholders.
Prior to Community Business, Kate worked for 12 years in the private sector, holding senior international marketing positions for global companies such as Reed Elsevier, Aspect Telecommunications, Cable & Wireless and PeopleSoft. Kate has always had a passion for Asia and holds a first class degree in Chinese Studies from Durham University. After spending 8 years in Hong Kong, she now lives with her family in England.