2020 D&I in India Best Practice Awards - Finalists

Focus Area | Tackling Workplace Inequality
Community Business is delighted to have received a great number of quality nominations from individuals, companies, and organisations for the eight categories under our 2020 D&I in India Best Practice Awards. The details of the finalists for each award are listed below.

The winners will be announced at our 2020 D&I in India Best Practice Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 8 December 2020. Ahead of the awards announcement, there will be a Virtual Conference showcasing the insights and learnings on the successes of companies leading the way in developing D&I best practice in India on Monday 7 December 2020.

Finalists are listed in alphabetical order by first name or organisation name.

Employee Network Award


  • AIG for India Women & Allies ERG
  • American Express for Women’s Interest Network (WIN)
  • Northern Trust for Northern Trust India Pride BRC
  • SAP Labs India for SAP Early Talent Ambassador Network

Advancement of Women Award sponsored by Northern Trust


  • Credit Suisse for The RISE Programme and Project Greenlight
  • Intel for Intel India Women Progression and Advancement
  • SAP Labs India for iLead@SAP

Disability Confidence Award sponsored by Credit Suisse


  • Accenture for Abilities Unleashed
  • Ernst & Young for Purple Champions
  • Sodexo for Ability is in Everyone

LGBT+ Inclusion Award


  • Goldman Sachs for Pride in Inclusion 2019
  • IBM for Proud to be an Ally
  • Salesforce for Queervāna: LGBT+ Health and Wellbeing
  • Walmart for Hiring & Enablement of Transgender Professionals

D&I Pioneering Initiative Award


  • Ernst & Young for GigNow
  • Northern Trust for SKY IS THE LIMIT
  • Wells Fargo for Veteran Inclusion –from battle fields to corporate corridors

Promoting Social Inclusion Award


  • Ernst & Young for EY Ripples - Student Mentoring Program
  • R.R. Donnelley for Digital Jobs in the Himalaya
  • SAP Labs India for Code Unnati

D&I Champion of Change Award sponsored by Intel


  • Natasha Pinto from Refinitiv  
  • Poonam Pouplard from Credit Suisse
  • Vieshaka L Dutta from Publicis Sapient
  • Vihaan Peethambar from Goldman Sachs

D&I Business Leader Award


  • Christina Ruggiero, Chairperson and CEO from Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages
  • Sheenam Ohrie, Vice President for Dell Digital Services Self-Service from Dell Technologies
  • Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP and Managing Director from SAP Labs India