Creating a culture of inclusion within workplaces is constantly developing and in today’s environment it also relates to how family structures have transformed and broadened. It becomes fundamental for organisations and professionals to understand various definitions of family structures and nuances of Rainbow Families. 

This India public workshop, sponsored by Wells Fargo will focus on demystifying concepts of family structures and hear lived experiences through the lens of Pride inclusion. It will also highlight how organisations can enable and support Rainbow Families in India.

We look forward to seeing you at this virtual workshop on the 26th of June!

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Event Speakers

Ketty Avashia

Vice President, Technology, Wells Fargo

Ketty Avashia is a Vice President, Technology at Wells Fargo, India. He identifies himself as a transgender man. He has 18+ years of experience mainly in BFSI domain. He is an advocate for Inclusion & Diversity and is passionate about having equity and equality in workplace to create safe spaces for marginalized communities. He plays an active role in LGBTQ+ community for professional awareness and sensitization. He is Co-Chair of Pride Connection Employee Resource Network. He believes Financial Education and awareness is most important gift we can share with next generations. Ketty has worked extensively in Agile & Matrix organization, believes technical upskill is a continuous process. Currently enthusiastic about learning Automation and Cloud technology use for optimization and improvement of BAU activities. During nonworking hours, he likes to read, play indoor games, binge watch something and listen to music.

Shilpi Rastogi

Member, Sweekar The Rainbow Parents

Sougata Basu

Business Head, E-commerce

I am Sougata Basu, I am a cis gendered gay man (pronouns: he/him/his). I am a Bengali boy born and brought up in Jamshedpur and settled in Bangalore for the last more than a decade. Professionally, I head one of the business units of a reputed e-commerce retailer.

On the personal front, I am partnered and we (Mayank and I) are together for the last 11 years. We are also fathers to two dog babies (a lab and an indie) and two human babies (born out of surrogacy before the surrogacy laws of the country changed). Last year, we also got ceremonially married in the presence of our parents, immediate families and friends. We live and love Bangalore with our four babies and our parents (both our parents live with us).
Our home is a very regular household of parents, babies, grandparents, house helps and is very very full of love!

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