Speakers and Panel Members

“There is only one way to look at things, until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes” – Pablo Picasso

Do you want to become a D&I Ally, a D&I Champion, a D&I leader or an Advocate of D&I at the workplace? If yes, then join us for this convention and explore how to go about it!

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is no more just a social movement but a growing business imperative globally. It is known to influence business by:

  • Increasing the chances of meeting or exceeding financial targets by two-fold
  • Creating high-performing teams
  • Making the organization more agile and innovative
(Source: Juliet Bourke, Deloitte Insights)

The issue we are facing today is of subjective interpretation of the definition of both “Diversity” and “Being Inclusive” which leads to miscommunication and often diluted efforts in promoting D&I. The convention brings together minds from the Industry, D&I champions, Social Activists and Representatives of the Diverse Groups. We will look at diversity from a legal, social and organizational perspective to identify best practices and arrive at concrete strategies for promoting Diversity & Inclusion at the Workplace. The convention will also explore the role of learning through classroom and eLearning platforms to build awareness in the workplace around Diversity & Inclusion.

This event is open for CxOs, HR Heads, L&D Heads, Business Heads, D&I Heads and Champions, Senior Managers and HRBPs.


High-power speaker sessions and panel discussions

Theatre-based experiential learning sessions

Introduction to New Age Learning for D&I awareness

Launch of Strengthscape’s D&I Facilitator Certification

Networking with D&I champions

Personal coaching with experts


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    Business Case

    Identify the business case for diversity & inclusion to align your organization

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    Build awareness about meaning and imperatives of Diversity & Inclusion

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    Best Practices

    Gain insights into industry best practices regarding D&I

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    Personal Stories

    Learn from personal stories of representatives of diverse groups

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    New Age Learning

    Discover use of theatre, psychodrama and technology in D&I learning

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    D&I Champion

    Explore Strengthscape’s Certification on becoming Diversity & Inclusion champion in your organization

PARTICIPATION COST : INR1500 (exclusive of taxes)

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    Business imperative of Diversity & Inclusion

    Akash Chander – Managing Director, Strengthscape.

    Welcome Address

    D&I Ally and Facilitator

    TIME: 9:30 – 9:40

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    D&I Expert: Diversity & Inclusion through the lens of Rights, Expressions and Business Results

    Rinku Kaul – Managing Director – Global Recruiting, Accenture

    Speaker Session

    TIME: 9:40 – 10:10

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    Skillsoft Expert : Leveraging New Age eLearning to Build Awareness on Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

    Vinay Pradhan – Country Manager, India, Skillsoft

    TIME: 10:10 – 10:30

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    Industry Expert: Understanding Aspects and Challenges of D&I in the Indian Workplace

    Chitra Byregowda – Program Director – Sustainability & Diversity, Mindtree Limited

    Speaker Session

    TIME: 10:30 – 10:55

  • Experiential Session | Theme: Bus Karo!!

    Facilitated theater-based session

    TIME: 10:55 – 11:20

  • Tea Break

    TIME: 11.20 to 11.30

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    Diverse Group Expert: Enabling the Differently Abled in the Workplace

    Victor John Cordeiro – Advocacy Coordinator, World Blind Union & Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled

    Speaker Session

    TIME: 11:30 – 11:55

  • Launch of Strengthscape’s Diversity & Inclusion Champion Certification

    Certification Launch

    TIME: 11:55 – 12:05

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    Becoming D&I Allies, Champions & Leaders

    Panel Member: Abhay Singh – Senior Director HR, Applied Materials

    Panel Discussion

    TIME: 12:05 – 12:50

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    Introduction to Strengthscape’s Diversity & Inclusion Champion Certification

    Dipti Pande – Principal Consultant, Strengthscape.

    D&I Ally & Facilitator

    Certification Program

    TIME: 12:50 – 13:05

  • Industry Speaker: Successful Implementation of Diversity & Inclusion initiative in the organization

    Success Story

    TIME: 13:05 – 13:20

  • Networking Lunch

    TIME: 13:20 – 14:15

  • Changing colors of diversity in India

    Panel Discussion

    TIME: 14:15 – 15:00

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    From Passive Exclusion to Active Inclusion - What the Workplace Needs To Do

    Nayana Udupi – Marketing Associate, ThoughtWorks

    Speaker Session

    TIME: 15:00 – 15:35

  • Experiential Session | Theme: Misfit!

    Facilitated theater-based session

    TIME: 15:35 – 16:10

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    Closing Remarks followed by Tea

    Moderated by Shradha Dhar – Manager Delivery & Operations, Strengthscape.

    D&I Ally and Facilitator

    TIME: 16:10 – 16:30

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