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
-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
2.00 pm to 2.15 pm IST
Speaker: Dr Saundarya Rajesh, Founder – President, Avtar Group
2.15 pm to 2.30 pm IST
Speaker: Krishna Raghavan – Chief People Officer at Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd
2.30 pm to 3.30 pm IST
Moderator: Kannan Hariharan, Chief Strategist – Culture & Belongingness, Avtar Group
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
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?
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
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.
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
5.25 pm to 6.10 pm IST
Bhavani Balasubramanian- Chief Strategist, Diversity Evaluations, Avtar Group.
Dr Saundarya Rajesh, Founder – President, Avtar Group
6.10pm to 6.30 pm IST
Sandhya Vasudevan, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank
6:30 pm to 6:35 pm IST
Karthik Ekambaram, Senior Vice President, Avtar Group
6:35 pm to 7 pm IST
Founder & President, Avtar
Principal Strategist, Avtar Group
Managing Director, Sun Life Asia Service Centers
Senior Director and Head of Human Resources India, Pegasystems
Senior Managing Director GE Licensing and Technology Ventures India
Managing Director, Publicis Sapient, India
Manager - Business Operations and Lead WLI, ZS
Founder - Soulfree
Executive Vice-President, Europe Strategic Business Unit India Leader, Capgemini
VP - Customer Growth, Media & Engagement, Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd
Chief People Officer, Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd
Vice President, Wells Fargo
Chief Strategist - Culture & Belongingness, Avtar
Global HR Business Partner and Co-Chair, HP India Diversity & Inclusion, HP Inc
Head - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Axis Bank
Principal Strategist, Intersectional Diversity, Mental Health, Avtar Group
Chief Strategist, Diversity Assessment, Avtar
AVP, Research & Solutions, Avtar
Managing Director at Deutsche Bank
Associate Vice President, MNC Bank, former national paralympic swimming champion, a sports administrator, a socially conscious person, a speaker and an author