Hiring is the first step of the journey of DE&I for an organisation. However, the question remains about whether focusing only on numbers fosters true inclusion or if there are better strategies to creating truly inclusive environment. This DIAN India meeting will do a deeper dive into understanding how current DE&I practices affect Gender and LGBT+ inclusion.
Conversations on gender inclusion have been around for decades, but a pyramidical structure still exists with fewer women in leadership roles. With LGBT+ diversity there has been growth within corporate structures since 2018, but there is a likelihood that inclusive practices could border on tokenism. The event will examine the current DE&I environment and share success stories of organisations and their best practices that helped them beyond tokenism in diversity and paved the path for equity and inclusion.
The Meeting includes:
Panel Discussion - Retention of Women in the Workforce
Speakers: Nafeesa Begum, Rashmi Anthony, Sandhya Vinay and Yatish Shivaprasad
Fireside Chat - 2018 to Now: Has the Needle Moved on LGBT+ Inclusion?
Speakers: Jiby Joyce and Priyankar Podder
Jiby JoyceRegional Director and APAC Head - Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Silicon Valley BankRead More
Priyankar PodderVice President, CitiRead More
Nafeesa BegumChief Diversity Officer, First American India Pvt. Ltd.Read More
Rashmi AnthonySenior Vice President, Learning and Development, Angel OneRead More
Sandhya VinayGlobal Talent Management, Robotics & Discrete Automation Business Area, ABB Ltd.Read More
Yatish ShivaprasadManaging Director & Head of CFT India and Romania, Societe GeneraleRead More
Regional Director and APAC Head - Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Silicon Valley Bank
His is an avid Diversity & Inclusion speaker and continues to share insights on the subjects at prestigious forums like NASSCOM, Out and Equal and Numerous other organisations and corporate conferences. In his personal life, Jiby champions for the rights of LGBTQ+ communities and uses his influence to lend visibility and platform to the voices from underprivileged sections of society.
Vice President, Citi
Chief Diversity Officer, First American India Pvt. Ltd.
As a person, she is someone who wears her heart on her sleeve and is outspoken about conveying her thoughts and opinions that come from an authentic space. She is characterized by her empathy and people-centricity as someone who aspires to develop stronger relationships with individuals from all walks of life. She thinks that developing relationships and gaining value from them will make her a better person.
Career Details: Currently, she is with First American India Pvt. Ltd. in the role of Chief Diversity Officer. She has been employed with Cognizant Technology Solutions, HCL Technologies, Hand in Hand, Voluntary Health Services (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Tamil Nadu Aids Initiative, and ICDS-UNICEF.
Education: PhD. Management Studies from Bharath University, MBA – Health Services Management from Anna University, MA – Sociology and BBA from Annamalai University.