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12 Nov 2019

The Power of Storytelling - Introducing 'This is Me' in India

'This is Me' in India Roadshow

An initiative of DIAN India

Description

Leveraging experience from other markets, most notably the UK, Community Business is partnering with its leading DIAN India network to promote the highly successful and widely acclaimed This is Me programme in India. This focuses on the sharing of stories and lived experiences as a way to challenge the stigma and open up conversations about disability and mental health in the workplace.

Why Attend & Key Takeaways

  • Highlight the power of storytelling as a way to open up conversation about disability and mental health
  • Introduce and promote This is Me programme to companies in India
  • Share corporate experiences of This is Me/Storytelling programmes

Call to Action

  • Encourage companies to run a This is Me programme in their own organisations and invite them to register interest

 

Event Speakers

  • Chitra Shyamsundar

    Chitra Shyamsundar

    VP & Head D&I APAC, Barclays
  • Sameena Mahmood

    Sameena Mahmood

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    Assistant Vice President - Operations and CSR Champion, RRD
  • Deepa N

    Deepa N

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    Group Manager – Finance, BNY Mellon

VP & Head D&I APAC, Barclays

Chitra Shyamsundar

Assistant Vice President - Operations and CSR Champion, RRD

Sameena Mahmood

Sameena is responsible for Commercial Print and Call Center operations at RRD Global Outsourcing Solutions. She is based out of Chennai and heads Reach, RRD's Corporate Social Responsibility program. Sameena leads all outreach activities focused on education, sports and reducing inequality. She also works with teams globally to ensure Reach initiatives are conceptualized and executed to meet the organization’s goal of making a difference.

She has a proven track record of effortlessly juggling multiple responsibilities and has a keen interest in stories that make an impact. She has close to 20 years of work experience in core operations, HR and Learning & Development.

Group Manager – Finance, BNY Mellon

Deepa N

Deepa is a Group Manager – Finance in BNY Mellon Delivery Centre, Chennai. She has rich experience in Finance Sector – records to reports, sourcing to payments, taxation, accounts including project management forming her unique capability. With over 20+yrs in this industry she is a Chartered Accountant by academic qualification.
At BNY Mellon, Deepa is a Vice President and Group Manager for Close and consolidation process. As part of this responsibility, she assists the global finance team in month-end close process ensuring adherence to regulations and providing governance over existing controls.
Prior to BNY Mellon, she took care of finance roles transitions in IBM GPS.
Deepa co-chairs HEART ERG (Helping Each Ability by Respecting and Teaching (HEART)
for BNY Mellon India operations. At personal front, she is a mother of 8 year old child and interested in gardening during her free time.

Venue Host

With thanks to our Venue Host: