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26 Jun 2019

The Power of Storytelling - an Introduction to 'This is Me' in India

Join us as we introduce the This is Me programme and explore the power of storytelling in opening up conversation on disability and mental health in India. Featuring Guest Speaker from Storywallahs

Description

Companies committed to reducing the stigma, opening up the conversation and creating more inclusive workplaces for those with a disability and mental health issues are invited to attend this ½ day programme. Referencing the widely acclaimed This is Me programme, we’ll be exploring the power of storytelling in driving culture change – demonstrating how this can be particularly effective when it comes to sensitive subjects such as disability and mental health.

We’re delighted to be joined by Story Teller and Story Coach, Ameen Haque, Founder of Storywallahs who will lead an experiential session and share top tips on telling stories with impact.

In addition, our corporate panel will share their experiences of running storytelling programmes and opening up the conversation on these important topics in the workplace.

Come along to find out how we are looking to promote This is Me in India and how your organisation can get involved. 

Programme

  • Introduction & Welcome
  • The Power of Storytelling: Guest Speaker Ameen Haque, Founder of Story Wallahs
  • Promoting This is Me in India: Community Business to share details of the programme and facilitate a corporate panel on experiences and impact of running This is Me in other markets
  • Getting Involved: As we share plans for the promotion of This is Me in India, discover how your company can get involved.

Registration for the event is free. 

Event Speakers

  • Ameen Haque

    Ameen Haque

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    Founder, Storywallahs
    Keynote
  • Chitra Shyam Sundar

    Chitra Shyam Sundar

    VP & Head D&I APAC, Barclays
    Panelist
  • Deepashree Basu

    Deepashree Basu

    Accenture Human Resources, India GU - Talent Strategist, Inclusion and Diversity Lead
    Panelist
  • Grama R Srinivasan

    Grama R Srinivasan

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    Director IT (Enterprise Application Delivery Segment), Intel IT India Site Head, Intel Technologies, Bangalore
    Panelist
  • Vivek Misra

    Vivek Misra

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    Group Manager, Applications and Infrastructure, Microsoft’s Customer Support and Services
    Panelist

Founder, Storywallahs

Ameen Haque

Story coach, Innovation consultant and Diversity champion, Ameen Haque is the founder of Storywallahs, a company that helps leaders and organisations leverage the power of stories. Storytelling is an essential skill, no matter what you do and Ameen helps you build that capability at your organisation. His approach to Innovation is focused on Culture, specifically fostering a culture of innovation. And as a diversity champion, he helps organisations build a culture of inclusiveness in the truest sense of that word. A Graduate Degree in Business Administration, Ameen has studied Advertising Media Planning at MICA. Formerly a Vice President at Ogilvy & Mather, Ameen has over 20 years of experience in advertising, theatre & consulting. These stints have exposed him to stories, human behaviour, team dynamics and strategy. He loves climbing hills and playing table tennis.

VP & Head D&I APAC, Barclays

Chitra Shyam Sundar

Accenture Human Resources, India GU - Talent Strategist, Inclusion and Diversity Lead

Deepashree Basu

Director IT (Enterprise Application Delivery Segment), Intel IT India Site Head, Intel Technologies, Bangalore

Grama R Srinivasan

4 years young at Intel, with close to 3 decades in the industry, leading the IT India team, Grama (‘gr’ as he is generally referred to by his friends and colleagues) is part of the Diversity and Inclusivity initiatives of Intel. He got an opportunity to start the Intel Diverse Abilities Network (IDAN) chapter for Intel India and with a strong team of passionate volunteers has made progress in this area. Believes strongly that change should first start from ‘within’ and there are no ‘set paths’ for making progress. Advocates that ‘strong Inclusivity is the bedrock for the success of Diversity’ and believes that ‘life is a celebration of happiness’.

Group Manager, Applications and Infrastructure, Microsoft’s Customer Support and Services

Vivek Misra

Vivek Misra is a Group Manager with the Applications and Infrastructure group in Microsoft’s Customer Support and Services group, responsible for leading teams that supports and enable Developers Worldwide. He has been with Microsoft India since in 2003 and has since then been involved in leading various teams. With over twenty years’ of strong experience spanning across multiple domains, Vivek has worked effectively with customers and allied businesses by promoting openness and sharing in relationships demonstrated competencies.
Vivek has been a great advocate for Diversity and Inclusion and has been closely involved with our D&I charter. He is the India lead for the disAbility ERG working with a group of passionate volunteers who are helping make Microsoft India an accessible and inclusive workplace for persons with disabilities. In the past, he has led the Springboard Program, which is a unique platform to help and empower women on a career break make a gradual transition back into the corporate workspace through a 6-month internship program. Diversity for Vivek is about creating an environment where every single employee feels comfortable to bring to work their true self. He firmly believes that diverse and inclusive environments allow people to give in their best and helps keep employees engaged and motivated.

In partnership with DIAN India 

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