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Working Mother, the celebrated gender-parity champion in the United States and AVTAR, the pioneers of Diversity & Inclusion in India, are proud to bring you the second edition of –

The Best Practices of the 100 Best Conference

Taking the next step towards achieving the ideal Gender Balance at our workplaces, this One-Day conference will look into the best practices of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India and create a platform for sharing the innovations in the field of Diversity & Inclusion.

Here are some of the key highlights –

  • The Conference will recognize and showcase the best practices of the top 100 Companies in India for Women, innovations and up-to-date trends on Gender Diversity and Advancement of Women.
  • The go-to experts from various industries and across continents will discuss, narrate and divulge some of the Best practices in the field.
  • The Conference will focus on issues surrounding the workforce, marketplace and culture.
  • Diversity practitioners from around the world will share successful strategies and tactics for sustaining D&I initiatives throughout their business units.
  • The Conference will also celebrate the winners of the third edition of the 2018 Working Mother and AVTAR Best Companies for women in India – the 100 Best and Top 10 companies.

Audience Profile

Senior Business Leaders, HR Heads, Managers, Diversity Practitioners and Women Professionals

Speakers Profile

Thought leaders, Women Icons, Successful CEOs and CXOs, Diversity Practitioners

 

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Engendering Inclusion in Learning Organisations

Agenda

8.00am to 9.00am

Registration

9.00am to 9.30am

Inaugral Address:

  • Engendering Inclusion in Learning Organisations

    Ms. Subha Barry, President, Working Mother Media 

    Launch of the Book - The 99 Day Diversity Challenge authored by Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Founder – President, AVTAR Group 
 
9.30am to 10.30am

Panel Discussion: CEO Panel: Being Inclusive in the age of AI

The development and application of AI based technologies hold tremendous promise for the world. Unless AI based technologies are built from the start with inclusion in mind, biases will certainly happen since it will reflect the prejudices and biases of its creators. In addition, a lack of diversity in the design, development and decision-making stages of products and services will make them less likely to appeal to the end customer.

  • Mr. Arindam Banerrji - EVP & MD, Enterprise Global Services, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Ms. Gwen M. Ryan - Global Operations Leader for the Global Delivery Services, EY
  • Ms. Mansi Tripathy, Country Manager, Shell Lubricants
  • Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Founder - President, AVTAR Group.


10.30am to 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am to 11:45am

Breakout Session – 1
BOB Exclusive – Innovative Best Practices
From the instigating light-bulb moments of ideation to the impact created at culmination, the transformational journey of best practices in their organisations, would be traced by thought-leaders helming this session.

  •  Ms. Dhanya Rajeswaran, Director - Human Resources, India GU Talent Strategist, HR Lead - Digital, Consulting and Corporate Functions, Accenture
  • Mr. Ravi Ramchandran, Head of Sales, Nestle India

Breakout Session – 2

BOB Exclusive – Innovative Best Practices

From the instigating light-bulb moments of ideation to the impact created at culmination, the transformational journey of best practices in their organisations, would be traced by thought-leaders helming this session.

  • Ms. Amita Kasbekar, Inclusion Leader, Deloitte US India Offices
  • Mr. Chaitanya Sreenivas, Vice President - HR and HR Head for IBM India / South Asia
12.00am to 1.30pm

Awards Luncheon: Working Mother and AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India

- Top 10 Best Companies Awards

Celebrating the TOP 10 Best Companies of the Working Mother and AVTAR best companies listing

1.45pm to 2.30pm

Breakout Session 3

The Devil’s Advocate” - Solutions for creating a gender inclusive workplace

using the Pre-mortem technique

The Pre-Mortem is a tool used to identify all the risks and pitfalls in the journey towards a goal.

By getting creative and imaginative in forecasting impending doom, participants end up

discovering the most effective and assured success factors that lead to implementable solutions in their

own workplaces.

Ms. Usha Pillai, Chief Consultant, AVTAR Group

Breakout Session 4

Storytelling Workshop on the theme of

Gender Inclusion in the Workplace

Storytelling is a great way to connect people and ideas. Storytelling has a powerful place in driving

Inclusion as it can enhance our social intelligence by helping us see and understand varying perspectives.

This session on Storytelling will deliberate on how it can be used as a powerful tool for having meaningful

dialogue in organizations.

Dr. Eric Miller, Director, World Storytelling Institute 

 

Breakout Session 5

Talking through the Lens: Role of Media in Gender Inclusion

Media promotes social values and is a dominant influence in distinguishing and depicting the roles of men

and women in today’s world. All forms of media communicate certain stereotypical image of the sexes, many of which perpetuate unrealistic, impractical and limiting perceptions. This session will look at how media can take certain concrete steps and become a significant agent of change in promoting gender inclusion.  

  • Ms Sonia Bhatnagar, Sr Vice President & Executive Creative Director, ADK Fortune, a JWT Company
  • Ms. Vasanthi Hariprakash, Journalist, Political Commentator, Founder – Pickle Jar
  • Mr. G. Dhananjayan, National Award Winner writer, film producer and founder of BOFTA Film Institute
  • Mr. Srinivasan. R, Editor, The Hindu Business Line
2.45 PM to 3.30 PM

Breakout Session – 3 (Continues)

“The Devil’s Advocate” - Solutions for creating a gender inclusive workplace using the Pre-mortem technique

Breakout Session – 6

Men as Allies

Being a Male Ally is all about building and contributing towards an inclusive culture within an organization. This session is designed to elicit focused dialogues on how men can be effective advocates for change and how organisation can inspire more male allies.

  • Mr. Derek Nazareth, Managing Director, Head of Global Operations and Country Head, AXA XL India
  • Ms. Madhur Tatwawadi, VP & Head HR – Credit Suisse Business Analytics
  • Mr. Manoj Saxena, Country Division Head (CDH) Pharmaceuticals, South Asia, Bayer
  • Mr. Kannan Hariharan, Co-Founder and Chairman, CEO Vietnam Company Ltd
  

Breakout Session – 7

The Inclusion Cascade – Mindsets, Skillsets and Toolkits

Ingraining inclusion across the organization warrants synergy of mind-sets and skillsets. To create a cascading effect of inclusion, organizations have to equip themselves with strategic tools. This session will have speakers discuss their experiences of facing challenges while curating the inclusion cascade with a Specific focus on driving mind-set change and translating inclusion efforts into result.
  • Ms. Priti Singh, Vice President, Head Human Resources South Asia at Mastercard
  • Ms. Urvi Aradhya Chief Human Resources Of?cer, K Raheja Corp
  • Mr. Sumer Dheri, Executive VP - Country Management Rx,  GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Ms. Pooja Shahani, Head – Diversity & Inclusion, Goldman Sachs
3.45 PM to 4.15 PM

Male Ally Legacy and CSR Awards

Celebrating the Winners of the Male Ally Legacy Awards and CSR Awards 
4.15 PM to 4.20 PM

What Next?

Mr. Karthik Ekambaram, Vice President – Diversity & Inclusion Consulting, AVTAR Group
4.20 PM to 5.30 PM

2018 Working Mother & AVTAR - 100 Best Companies Awards

Celebrating the 100 Best Companies of the Working Mother & AVTAR best companies listing
5.30 PM to 6 PM Hi Tea

Speakers

Speakers
Dr. Saundarya Rajesh,

Founder-President, AVTAR Group

Speakers
Subha Barry,

President 
Working Mother Media 

Speakers
Usha Pillai,

Chief Consultant, AVTAR Group

Speakers
Priti Singh,

Vice President, Human Resources, South Asia, Mastercard

Speakers
Arindam Banerrji,

EVP & MD, Enterprise Global Services, Wells Fargo & Company

 

Speakers
Mansi Madan Tripathy,

Managing Director -Shell Lubricants Indian Subcontinent

Speakers
Ravi Ramchandran,

Head of Sales, Nestlé India

Speakers
Dr. Eric Miller,

Director, World Storytelling Institute

Speakers
Madhur Tatwawadi,

VP & Head HR – Credit Suisse Business Analytics

Speakers
Amita Kasbekar,

Inclusion Leader, Deloitte US India Offices

Speakers
Sonia Bhatnagar,

Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director, ADK Fortune, a JWT Company

Speakers
Derek Nazareth,

Managing Director & Country Head for AXA, XL

Speakers
Gwen M Ryan,

Global Operations Leader, GDS, EY

Speakers
Pooja Shahani,

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Goldman Sachs

Speakers
Urvi Aradhya ,

CHRO – Human Resources, K Raheja Corp

Speakers
Vasanthi Hariprakash,

Journalist, Political Commentator, Founder - Pickle Jar

Speakers
Sumer Dheri,

Executive VP - Country Management Rx, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited

Speakers
Dhanya Rajeswaran,

Director - Human Resources, India GU Talent Strategist, HR Lead - Digital, Consulting and Corporate Functions, Accenture.

Speakers
G. Dhananjayan ,

Writer, Management Professional, Film Producer, Distributor, Documentary Filmmaker & founder of BOFTA Film Institute

Speakers
Kannan Hariharan,

Marshall Goldsmith Certified Coach, Hogan Certified Coach, Co-Founder - Not Just Art (NGO), Co-Founder and Chairman – CEO Vietnam Company Ltd.

Speakers
Manoj Saxena ,

Managing Director, Cluster Head - Pharmaceuticals South Asia, Bayer Zydus Pharma Pvt. Ltd

Speakers
R. Srinivasan,

Editor, The Hindu Business Line

Speakers
Chaitanya Sreenivas,

Vice President – HR & HR Head IBM ISA

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