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The Power of I 2021

  • 27 Aug 2021
  • 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Virtual

Avtar presents the 2nd edition of The Power of I – a virtual DEI Conference designed to unleash the power of individuals, which is the core strength of any organization. Centered around the theme of “Hearts & Minds” we offer multiple interesting sessions featuring some of the prolific individuals from across the globe to explore deep into the aspects of empathy, mental health and wellbeing at workplaces.

That Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is a business imperative has long been established. Facts and data not always change minds. In order to have the maximized impact of DEI, we need to open our minds to the endless possibilities, our hearts to embrace and understand, and ears to listen! In this context, the critical part of DEI is the “how” of fostering Inclusion. Inclusion is about everyday behaviour, sustaining relationships. Therefore, it is important to harness the hearts and minds within the organization so that every individual is independently energized to pool and rise to their fullest of potentials.

Building empathy requires more than valuing diversity. It is the alignment of both hearts and minds in seeking various perspectives and experiences. This requires the right attitude, aptitude and candour in acknowledging that your experience may not be an experience at all!

In matters of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to foster a transformational change we win both hearts and minds by making emotional appeals, and placing smart and intelligent facts.

Who should attend

-L&D Team of Companies who are invested in leadership training

-DEI Enthusiasts

-Individuals oriented towards DEI

What’s in for you?

Hear from international speakers and DEI experts

Gain access to Knowledge Building sessions

Network with leaders from the industry

Attend Leadership Sessions

Access to Workshops

Participate in quizzes and win exciting prizes

Pocket e-books on DEI

Click your pic at the event as a DEI enthusiast

Download exclusive resources from our sponsors

Agenda

2.00 pm to 2.15 pm IST

Welcome address:

Speaker: Dr Saundarya Rajesh, Founder – President, Avtar Group

2.15 pm to 2.30 pm IST

Opening Keynote Address

Speaker: Krishna Raghavan – Chief People Officer at Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd

2.30 pm to 3.30 pm IST

Executive Panel Discussion

Moderator: Kannan Hariharan, Chief Strategist – Culture & Belongingness, Avtar Group

Speakers:

Sanjay Menon- Managing Director, Publicis Sapient, India

Tarun Sareen- Managing Director, Sun Life Asia Service Centers

Thibault Cuny- Managing Director & CEO Pernod Ricard South Asia and Pernod Ricard India

Sukla Chandra-Senior Managing Director, GE Licensing and Technology Ventures India

 

Power, Privilege and Equity
A power-packed discussion among corporate leaders on how power when heart-fully used and privilege when mindfully applied can address inequities at the workplace. The discussions will steer around how every individual has the power to create a difference towards making our world more equitable.

3.35 pm to 4.30 pm IST

Panel Discussion

Speakers:

Nandita Sinha- VP of Customer Growth, Media & Engagement, Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd

Ritu Venkatesh- Manager- Business Operations and Lead WLI, ZS in India

Narayanan Balaubramaniam, Executive Vice President,

Europe Strategic Business Unit India Leader, Capgemini

Anju Rakesh – Assistant Vice President, Research & Solutions, Avtar Group (Moderator)

 

Fostering inclusion in a hybrid workplace
We are moving towards a hybrid, distributed and virtual
workspace. Covid has accelerated the pace of change.
How are we coping with the unprecedented change that has
impacted mindsets and work patterns?
How do we innovate and adapt to foster inclusion in the new
normal – the hybrid workplace?

 

Virtual Workshop

Dr Nandini Murali, Principal Strategist, Intersectional Diversity, Mental Health, Avtar Group.

Preethi Srinivasan, Founder-Soulfree

Bounce Back, Bounce Forward – Redefining Resilience

4.35 pm to 5.20 pm IST

Exclusive Talk

Speakers:

Smriti Mathur- Senior Director and Head of Human Resources (India), Pegasystems

P Madhavi Latha- Associate Vice President, MNC Bank, former national paralympic swimming champion, a sports administrator, a socially conscious person, a speaker and an author.

 

The journey to becoming an anti-fragile leader
Inspiring leaders will talk about their experiences of learning
from failures and growing through them. They will share their
narratives of authentic management of disappointments and
mindful optimism that got them to success milestones, along
the way. They will also touch upon their experiences of helping
their teams stay motivated through turbulent times.

 

Fire side chat

Jaysheel Anand, Global HR Business Partner; and, Co-Chair, HP India Diversity & Inclusion, HP Inc

Harish (He/She), Head, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Axis Bank

Ketty Avashia (He/Him), Vice President, Wells Fargo

 

Be-You-tiful: Living with Intersecting aspects of our Identities
Intersecting identities is the concept that an individual’s identity
consists of multiple, intersecting factors such as gender identity,
ethnicity, race, religious beliefs, sexual expression, etc. These
intersecting factors make us multi-layered individuals and each
aspect of our identity influences other aspects and therefore
create a complete picture of who we are. In this session we will
explore how each one of us experience the world differently based
on the overlapping aspects of our identity.

5.30 pm to 5.40 pm

Networking Break

5.25 pm to 6.10 pm IST

Webinar – Introduction to ISO 30415:2021 Human resource management — Diversity & Inclusion

Bhavani Balasubramanian- Chief Strategist, Diversity Evaluations, Avtar Group.

Dr Saundarya Rajesh, Founder – President, Avtar Group

6.10pm to 6.30 pm IST

Closing Keynote

Sandhya Vasudevan, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank

6:30 pm to 6:35 pm IST

Closing Remarks

Karthik Ekambaram, Senior Vice President, Avtar Group

 

6:35 pm to 7 pm IST

Networking

Speakers

Dr. Saundarya Rajesh

Founder & President, Avtar

Dr. Nandini Murali

Principal Strategist, Avtar Group

Tarun Sareen

Managing Director, Sun Life Asia Service Centers

Smriti Mathur

Senior Director and Head of Human Resources India, Pegasystems

Sukla Chandra

Senior Managing Director GE Licensing and Technology Ventures India

Sanjay Menon

Managing Director, Publicis Sapient, India

Ritu Venkatesh

Manager - Business Operations and Lead WLI, ZS

Preethi Srinivasan

Founder - Soulfree

Narayanan Balasubramaniam

Executive Vice-President, Europe Strategic Business Unit India Leader, Capgemini

Nandita Sinha

VP - Customer Growth, Media & Engagement, Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd

Krishna Raghavan

Chief People Officer, Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd

Ketty Avashia (He/Him)

Vice President, Wells Fargo

Kannan Hariharan

Chief Strategist - Culture & Belongingness, Avtar

Jaysheel Anand

Global HR Business Partner and Co-Chair, HP India Diversity & Inclusion, HP Inc

Harish (He/She)

Head - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Axis Bank

Dr Nandini Murali

Principal Strategist, Intersectional Diversity, Mental Health, Avtar Group

Bhavani Balasubramanian

Chief Strategist, Diversity Assessment, Avtar

Anju Rakesh

AVP, Research & Solutions, Avtar

Sandhya Vasudevan

Managing Director at Deutsche Bank

P Madhavi Latha

Associate Vice President, MNC Bank, former national paralympic swimming champion, a sports administrator, a socially conscious person, a speaker and an author

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