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
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.
- 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.
Ameen HaqueFounder, StorywallahsKeynote
Chitra Shyam SundarVP & Head D&I APAC, BarclaysPanelist
Deepashree BasuAccenture Human Resources, India GU - Talent Strategist, Inclusion and Diversity LeadPanelist
Grama R SrinivasanDirector IT (Enterprise Application Delivery Segment), Intel IT India Site Head, Intel Technologies, BangalorePanelist
Vivek MisraGroup Manager, Applications and Infrastructure, Microsoft’s Customer Support and ServicesPanelist
Chitra Shyam Sundar
VP & Head D&I APAC, Barclays
Accenture Human Resources, India GU - Talent Strategist, Inclusion and Diversity Lead
Grama R Srinivasan
Director IT (Enterprise Application Delivery Segment), Intel IT India Site Head, Intel Technologies, Bangalore
Group Manager, Applications and Infrastructure, Microsoft’s Customer Support and Services
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