Theme: Corporates and Women Professionals - dealing with the Maternity Phase back

It’s a fact of life that at some point, one of the women employees will share this news with her manager that she is expecting a baby. Training line managers to be sensitive and understanding towards their women colleagues during times of pregnancy helps in building an inclusive and engaging work environment. The decision to return to work after having a baby is a complex one and research tells us that over 60% of women are unsure about the decision to stay or leave. A good relationship between an employee and her line manager is essential for the successful reintegration of the employee following maternity leave. How the organisation supports them through the process can help them remain engaged, and research has shown that the line manager relationship is the most significant factor in retaining maternity returners.

Who should attend:

  • Corporate Leaders & Managers
  • Human Resources Leaders & Heads of Talent
  • Diversity & Inclusion Managers
  • Women’s Leadership Program Managers
  • Women Professionals




9:00 am - 10:00 am


10:00 am – 10:15 am

Welcome Address

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Opening Keynote Address: Maternity Phase back – beyond the mandates

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Panel Discussion: Antenatal Care – How the Corporate world softens up for support

11:45 am – 12:00 noon


12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Panel with doctors and corporate managers on Health and Safety – Blues and Pink                      

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Case Studies: Best Practices in keeping in touch during the maternity break

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Workshop: Emotional Intelligence

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Panel Discussion: ‘Work’ing the balance

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Keynote: Rebuilding the ladder – What Gender Inclusivity really means.


Dr. Saundarya Rajesh,

Founder-President, AVTAR Group

Nnaumrata Arora Singh,

Certified Professional Coach

Nisha Chandran,

Senior Manager, Training and Development, AVTAR Group

Avantika Susan Nigam,

Associate Director - Compensation & Benefits for AMENA, PepsiCo

Nivruti Rai,

Vice President, Data Center Group, Country Head, Intel India

Usha Pillai,

Chief Consultant, AVTAR Group

Anju Rakesh,

Senior Manager, Research and Analytics, AVTAR Group

Dr. Ramapriya,


Prof. Vasanthi,

IIM Bangalore

Anusha Sayee,

Inclusion & Diversity Head, Mondelez India

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