An invite only webinar for Global Heads of D&I to get an up-to-date overview of the current key D&I issues facing India, and the work that we are doing in tackling workplace inequality and social inclusion. It provides an opportunity for Global Heads of D&I to ask our India team directly any questions they may have regarding D&I in India.

Event Speakers

Kate Vernon

Director, Strategy and Marketing at Community Business

Kate Vernon is Director, Strategy and Marketing, based in UK, responsible for driving and overseeing strategic initiatives, research and special projects.  As member of the Executive Team, she works closely with Fern Ngai, as CEO, in defining the strategic direction of the organisation to ensure Community Business maintains its position as the leading not-for-profit advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia.

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. 

Rashmi Vikram

Senior Manager, India at Community Business

Rashmi is Senior Manager, based in Bangalore, India. She plays a leadership role in building Community Business’ India business and has overall responsibilities for the development and growth of the operations in India. 

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.