15:00 - 15:10 


15:10 - 15:15 

Opening Remarks   

15:20 - 15:30 

Keynote Address: LeadHers: The way forward – A CEO’s take! 
The session is a reflective note which highlights the aspects if leaders are really reflecting about the nature of behaviours and what it is that they could do more on the inclusion. The session aims at bringing out Learnings from strong women leaders to help understand imperative lessons for the growth journey towards leadership roles. 


Sameer Garde, President – India & SAARC, Cisco

15:35 – 15:45 

In Spotlight: Workplace Equality – Talking beyond gender – parity.
Equality at workplace is not merely about equal pay. It is about creating an environment that embraces diversity amongst employees in every aspect—ethnicity, skills, gender, race, thought, sexual orientation, religion and so on. In this exclusive spotlight session, let us get to know more about how not to make this a point of discussion?


Shanti Ekambaram, Group President – Consumer Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank

15:50 – 16:10

In Spotlight: Women in the Boardroom: Changing dynamics of Leadership Roles.
Often, we hear – “She is the woman chairperson; woman fighter pilot; woman dean” – Why not just Chairperson, A fighter pilot or a dean. Skills of a person plays a critical role in embracing inclusion to build a diverse workforce and achieving the goals. Let’s hear from the corporate leaders who will highlight few anecdotes of her journey.


Megha Tata, Managing Director, South Asia, Discovery Communication India


Ashu Suyash, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, CRISIL

16:15 – 16:25

In Spotlight: Eliminating Inequality: Culture enables empowering employees


Kranti Gada, Chief Operating Officer, Shemaroo Entertainment

16:30 – 16:40

Case Study: Implementing D&I Strategies in EY – Perils & Possibilities


Sandeep Kohli, Partner & Talent Leader, EY

16:45 – 17:30

Panel Discussion: Equality at workplace: Reality or hallowed dream – Let’s talk.
This session will analyse and uncover the framework of implementing “Equality for all” within the organizations at different levels.  
Points of Discussion: 

  • Analyse your company’s gender equality status.
  • Implementing tools & techniques to push equality. 
  • Managing cross-cultural teams 
  • Diversity & Inclusion – An obstacle or an opportunity 
  • Building diverse teams for high performance

Manu Wadhwa, Chief Human Resource Officer, Sony Pictures Network

Prachi Rastogi, Diversity and Inclusion Leader, IBM APAC

Rama Malik, Vice President Consumer Business, Mahindra Logistics

Sunita Cherian, Chief Culture Officer & SVP, Corporate Human Resources, Wipro

Sunil Menon, Executive, Network and Product Engineering, Telstra

Sonu Iyer, Partner & Leader - India Region | People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

17:35 – 18:00

Fireside Chat: Integrating equality in business strategy for a globally inclusive workplace.
Since the orbit have shifted and now the focus does not remain to have diversity & inclusion at the workplace, but the focus has now shifted to be a globally inclusive workplace while creating your strategies of blending equality for all.

Chetan Garga, Managing Director, Allstate India

Lynette Dsilva, Head of Regional HR - India & APAC, Amdocs

Minaxi Indra, President, upGrad for Business

Vishalli Dongrie, Partner, People and Change, KPMG in India (Moderator)

18:05 – 18:10 

Unveiling of The Coffee Table Book 

18:10 – 18:30 

Felicitations through brand custodian’s winner videos 

18:30 – 18:35

Closing Remarks

* This is a tentative agenda and subject to change. Final agenda and speakers will be posted closer to event date.