3 Dec 2018
Asia Disability Country Brief for India - Launch Webinar
Join as we celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities with the launch of our latest publication – designed to inform your disability strategy in India.
To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Community Business is releasing a new publication, our Asia Disability Country Brief for India. Join this webinar as we share highlights, discuss your obligations as employers and invite leading companies to share their approach to disability in India.
Who Should Attend
HR and D&I professionals and business leaders, who have a regional role or global role that covers India, and anyone interested in exploring the disability landscape in India are strongly encouraged to join this webinar.
Highlights of Publication
Short presentation by Community Business – including reference to high-level findings of Disability section of 2018 D&I in India Best Practice Benchmark.
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016 & Obligations of Employers
A fireside chat with a local expert
Best Practice Sharing
2 leading companies to share their approach to disability in India:
- Sarv Saravanan from Dell as Lead Sponsor of the publication
- Jennifer Manchikanti from EY, finalist of Community Business’ 2018 Building Disability Confidence Award (one of the 2018 D&I in India Best Practice Awards)
Wrap Up and Close
We hope this will be the first in a series of Asia Disability Country Briefing Series. If your company is interested in sponsoring other markets in Asia, please contact Kate Vernon.
Kate VernonmoreExecutive Director, Community Business
Rashmi VikrammoreSenior Manager India, Community Business
Jennifer ManchikantimoreDiversity and Inclusiveness Practitioner, EY GDSJennifer Manchikanti has 15 years of corporate experience across various talent functions
Sarv SaravananmoreSenior Vice President & General Manager, Center Of Excellence, Dell EMCSarv is a technology industry leader with more than 25 years of experience in incubating and scaling businesses
Prateek KaulmoreFounder, GiftAbledPrateek is the founding director of GiftAbled, a leading social enterprise in the space of disability & inclusion
Executive Director, Community Business
As a leading member of Community Business since 2005, and the author of numerous pieces of research exploring Diversity and Inclusions issues in Asia, Kate has played an instrumental role in building Community Business as an organisation, and establishing and strengthening its position as a thought leader.
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 and Wireless, and PeopleSoft.
Graduated from Durham University, Kate holds a Bachelor degree (first class) of Arts in Chinese Studies.
Senior Manager India, Community Business
Apart from Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), Rashmi has extensive experience in various areas of Human Resources, ranging from leadership development, action learning, talent management, employee value proposition to developing a global mindset in the workplace.
Prior to joining Community Business, Rashmi had worked for a multi-national mass media and information company for over 9 years where she was responsible for the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy and agenda for its India Operation Centre.
Graduated from Symbiosis University in India, Rashmi holds a Master degree of Business Administration in Human Resources and Marketing. She is also keen on continuing her academic pursuit focusing her research on Social Innovation.
Diversity and Inclusiveness Practitioner, EY GDS
She was one of the founding members and currently part of the advisory team of a charity called U&I, established 7 years ago in Bangalore. She also started and co-leads ‘Soul Sisters’ a mentoring group for women in Bangalore.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Center Of Excellence, Dell EMC
Sarv’s role encompasses driving R&D, Product Development and Service Delivery for the global markets, accelerating local innovation through superior customer experience, open innovation with partners & customers and influencing revenue acceleration in high growth markets. He built large organisations in China, India and Egypt (~10,000 employees) that consistently were rewarded as one of the best places to work by Nasscom and Great Place to Work Institute. They are also known as model organizations for growing talent with world class technical and leadership development activities, Innovation and Diversity & Inclusion within Dell EMC and
outside in the industry with many awards. With such a solid foundation, Dell EMC saved over a $1 billion and continue to achieve faster time to market for new products and solutions through the scale of the COEs.
Sarv has a Masters in Computer Sciences. He is very passionate about community activities and contributes to the cause of under-privileged children’s education. Sarv strongly believes in the power of technology for accelerating sustainable socio-economic development and has created visible examples through his direct involvement and influence on the eco-system. A notable achievement is the Dell EMC’s public care digital platform (LifeCare) for population health management adopted by Ministry of Health, Govt of India.