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7 Feb 2019

D&I in India Best Practice Benchmark Report - Launch Event

Community Business launches its first D&I in India Best Practice Benchmark Report

Description

Many businesses in India now recognise the critical link between diverse and inclusive workplaces and increased business performance. But how do companies track and measure progress? What does best practice look like? And how do companies map out the way forward? These are some of the questions that were being posed by the practitioners of our leading diversity and inclusion network in India, DIAN India - and that Community Business’ D&I in India Best Practice Benchmark seeks to answer.

Benchmark Exercise

In 2018, 34 companies took part in a collective Benchmark Exercise.  We have consolidated the findings to compile a D&I in India Best Practice Benchmark Report – providing valuable insights into how leading companies in India are performing. Attend this launch event where we will share the key findings, our observations and recommendations for the way forward.  We will also invite a panel of executives to share corporate perspectives, reflecting on collective and individual performance and discussing the value of benchmarking to drive continued progress on D&I.

Who Should Attend

This event is for all companies looking to assess their performance on D&I in India and drive continued progress moving forward.  All registered attendees will receive a complimentary soft copy of the report.

Programme Details

Event Speakers

  • Ankkit Srivastav

    Ankkit Srivastav

    Akamai Technologies
    Panelist
  • Deepa Narasimhan

    Deepa Narasimhan

    DELL
    Panelist
  • Jennifer Manchikanti

    Jennifer Manchikanti

    EY
    Panelist
  • Mellener Anne Coelho

    Mellener Anne Coelho

    Northern Trust
    Panelist
  • Surabhi Prakash

    Surabhi Prakash

    Lalit Hotel, Bangalore
    Panelist
  • Rashmi Vikram

    Rashmi Vikram

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    Senior Manager, India, Community Business
  • Kapila Jaykumar

    Kapila Jaykumar

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    Programme Manager, India, Community Business
  • Jiby Joyce

    Jiby Joyce

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    Programme Manager, India, Community Business

Akamai Technologies

Ankkit Srivastav

DELL

Deepa Narasimhan

EY

Jennifer Manchikanti

Northern Trust

Mellener Anne Coelho

Lalit Hotel, Bangalore

Surabhi Prakash

Senior Manager, India, Community Business

Rashmi Vikram

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.

Programme Manager, India, Community Business

Kapila Jaykumar

Kapila is Programme Manager, based in Bangalore, India.  She is responsible for driving strategies and projects of Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network for India (DIAN India), nurturing members relationship as well as designing and delivering consultancy and training to companies in India.

KapiIa has more than 10 years of professional experience in sales and marketing, branding and corporate communications.  She worked at some of the biggest multinational and local mass media and information companies, responsible for marketing and promotional materials, liaison with public relations and advertising agencies and so on. 

She has also taught Business Management and Commerce at an Undergraduate college in India, which she values as an extremely gratifying experience.

Graduated from Pondicherry University of India, Kapila holds a Master degree in Marketing.  She is fluent in English and Hindi.

Programme Manager, India, Community Business

Jiby Joyce

Jiby is Programme Manager, based in Bangalore, India.  He is responsible for driving strategies and projects for Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network in India (DIAN India), DIAN India Deliverables, project planning for Community Business India Conference, as well as supporting training and consulting for companies in India.

Prior to joining Community Business, Jiby worked on innovative strategies to promote accountability and awareness related to diversity and inclusion, driving cultural interventions focused on behaviour and leading organisational change to reach a more diverse and inclusive audience. Throughout his career, he has led various initiatives that resulted in the overall growth of the diversity and inclusion practices.

Graduated from Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management University, India, Jiby holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology. Born and raised in Northern India, Jiby’s roots are from the South. He is fluent in English and also Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil.

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