19 Nov 2020

DIAN India – This is Me in India Forum 3

DIAN India members are invited to join the third and final forum for the year to share updates on the This is Me programme and approaches to addressing mental health in the workplace in India.


In this third and final session for the year, DIAN India members will have the chance to share updates on the This is Me in India programme, review collective progress towards addressing mental health in the workplaces in India and look ahead to priorities and plans for 2021 mental health activities.

To inform the richness of sharing in this session, we invite all members who have been prioritising the mental health of their employees in the last 12-18 months to complete a short survey.



  • Update on This is Me in India Storytelling Programme
  • Impact Reporting
    • Tracking Progress on Mental Health
    • Assessing Impact on Changing Attitudes
    • Monitoring Employee Wellbeing
  • Looking Ahead to 2021 – Mental Health Priorities and Plan


This event is for DIAN India members only. Please contact Kapila Jaykumar to register.

Event Speakers

  • Kate Vernon

    Kate Vernon

    Executive Director at Community Business
  • Kapila Jaykumar

    Kapila Jaykumar

    Senior Programme Manager, India | Community Business

Executive Director at Community Business

Kate Vernon

Kate Vernon is Executive Director at Community Business. Since 2005, Kate has played an instrumental role in building Community Business as an organisation, driving its strategy forward and establishing its position as a leader in advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia.

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.

Senior Programme Manager, India | Community Business

Kapila Jaykumar

Kapila is Senior 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.