Agenda

  • Conference JFH
    Conference
  • Boardroom JFH
    Boardroom Meetups
  • Workshops JFH
    Workshops
  • Exhibitor JFH
    Exhibitor Zone
  • Networking JFH
    Networking
  • Networking JFH
    DIVHERSITY AWARDS

REGISTRATIONS, EXPERIENCE ZONE

WELCOME ADDRESS BY NEHA BAGARIA – FOUNDER & CEO, JOBSFORHER

  • BOOK LAUNCH: UDETI - Progress has no gender

    • Tina Vinod, Head, Diversity and Inclusion, ThoughtWorks Technologies India Private Limited
  • Panel Discussion 1: Diversity and Inclusion — How Workplaces in India Embraced Change in 2019

      The push mandating listed companies to have at least one woman director on their boards, the Central government extending maternity leave to six months, passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill and leading corporations promoting LGBT rights at workplace — there has been a conscious effort from the Government, as well as India Inc., to promote diversity at the workplace over the last few years.

      It goes without saying that more companies in India need to incorporate D&I programs. A strong D&I policy helps produce better business results, while helping with hiring and retaining top women professionals. As a result of this, several Indian companies — from leading corporates to startups — implemented projects and policies in 2019 to develop more diverse and inclusive work environments. In this spirit, the panel discusses some key initiatives taken by organisations to build and leverage a culture of inclusion.

    • Senior leaders from Mastercard, EY, HCL, Biocon Limited and NextGen Healthcare

TEA BREAK

  • Fireside Chat: Innovation is Directly Proportional to Diversity – India to Reinvent Itself as a Leading Innovation Nation

      What determines the cutting-edge of innovation? It comes as little surprise that the answer to this is ‘diversity’. And what comes as even less of a surprise is the fact that the responsibility of implementation of diversity programs currently lies with the senior management.

      The JobsForHer’s 2019 DivHERsity Benchmarking Report found that 78% of all companies’ CEO or COO reviewed the D&I group’s performance every quarter. Also, an equal number of companies had the D&I group directly report to the CEO or COO.

      But is this a practice that should continue to be encouraged? Does the buck stop at the C-suite level? Should performance reviews, bonus, salary revisions and promotions be based on the success of diversity programs? Is innovation, therefore, directly proportional to diversity?

    • Deval Shah, Managing Director, DanskeIT
    • Preeti Menon, VP, Delivery, Product Engineering Services, Happiest Minds Technologies
    • Cynthia Louise Hooper, Director, Global Scientific Communications, Eli Lilly and Company
    • Neha Bagaria, Founder & CEO, JobsForHer
  • Panel Discussion 2: Escape the Sticky Floor and Break the Glass Ceiling — The Next Gen Woman Leader

      While many companies now ensure that there is definite participation of women in L&D programs, what is achingly apparent is that women need more women to advance at the workplace. Access to mentors and senior leadership, a clear definition of career paths, horizontal moves to new roles, a chance to network and create their own personal brand are all key to aid a woman’s professional growth. And while many organisations work towards providing these platforms to women, what does the next-gen woman leader really need to break the glass ceiling? Is this merely restricted to L&D programs or can we do a lot more?

    • Senior leaders from Amazon, Capgemini, Credit Suisse and The Boeing Company
  • CLOSING ADDRESS

    • Sailaja Bhagavatula, Managing Director, Cloud First Practice Lead – Advanced Technology Centers in India, and India Inclusion and Diversity Sponsor, Accenture

LUNCH BREAK

  • Track 1: Most Innovative Practices by DivHERsity Award Winners

      Winners of Top5 Most Innovative Practices — Women Leadership Development
  • Track 2: Most Innovative Practices by DivHERsity Award Winners

      Winners of Top5 Most Innovative Practices — Women Returnee Programs
  • Track 3: Roundtable Discussions (Arabica)

      HerTech — Overcoming Challenges That Women in Tech Face The future is AI, and it is set to change everything about our lives. Unfortunately, gender bias has crept into this field as well. The AI revolution has, until now, been shaped by men, thereby marginalising half of the world’s most critical stakeholders — women. How can big decisions that have global implications be made if women — half of the world’s population — are missing from the equation? The results could, no doubt, be catastrophic. Our panel discusses that to address this challenge in the field of AI, we need a body of diverse leaders in tech, led by women, to get together and create industry-wide standards.

    • Senior leaders from Maersk Global Service Centres, Great Learning, S&P Global, Visa Technology, Akamai, Infineon, AVEVA and Adobe
  • Track 1: Most Innovative Practices by DivHERsity Award Winners

      Winners of Top5 Most Innovative Practices — DivHERsity Hiring
  • Track 2: Most Innovative Practices by DivHERsity Award Winners

      Winners of Top5 Most Innovative Practices — Women L&D Programs
  • Track 3: Roundtable Discussions (Arabica)-Break

  • Track 1: Most Innovative Practices by DivHERsity Award Winners

      Winners of Top5 Most Innovative Practices — DivHERsity Policies
  • Track 2: Most Innovative Practices by DivHERsity Award Winners

      Winners of Top5 Most Innovative Practices — Women Leadership Development
  • Track 3: Roundtable Discussions (Arabica)

      HerKey — Overcoming Challenges Faced by Women in Leadership Power is shifting across the world as women shatter more ceilings and create their own rules of power. At no time has more light been shone on women leaders, and the need for more diversity recognised. Our panel of luminaries break myths, and reinvent the way women and men think about leadership roles. This discussion focuses on empowering women to become leaders in the workforce, gain confidence through valuable insights and achieve success by making power moves in their careers.

    • Senior leaders from Northern Trust Corporation, [24]7.ai, SAP, Myntra, Uber, Airbus Group, Lowe’s India and Parexel International
  • HIGH TEA

  • Kick-off of awards ceremony with surprise performance

  • Keynote 3

  • DivHERsity Awards: Award presentation to the top5 winners to the Diversity awards

    • Top5 Companies in DivHERsity (Large Enterprises)
    • Top5 Companies in DivHERsity (SMEs)
    • Top5 Companies in DivHERsity (Startups)
    • Top5 Most Innovative Practices — DivHERsity Policies
    • Top5 Most Innovative Practices — DivHERsity Programs
    • Top5 Most Innovative Practices — DivHERsity Hiring
    • Top5 Most Innovative Practices — Women L&D Programs
    • Top5 Most Innovative Practices — Women Returnee Programs
    • Top5 Most Innovative Practices — Women Leadership Development
    • Top5 DivHERsity Champions (Large Enterprises)
    • Top5 DivHERsity Champions (SMEs, Startups)

*Please note that the above topics are subject to revisions at the discretion of the organizer

Conference Speakers



Anuradha Khosla JFH
Anuradha Khosla
Vice President, D&I, Talent Development, Employee Engagement, HCL
Cynthia Louise Hooper  JFH
Cynthia Louise Hooper
Director, Global Scientific Communications, Eli Lilly and Company​
Deval Shah JFH
Deval Shah
Managing Director, DanskeIT
Gopal Iyer JFH
Gopal Iyer
Associate Director, Talent, EY
Nandini Sarkar JFH
Nandini Sarkar
Global Equity, D&I Leader, India, The Boeing Company
​Preeti Menon​ JFH
​Preeti Menon​
Vice President, Delivery, Product Engineering Services​,​ Happiest Minds Technologies
Priti Singh JFH
Priti Singh
Vice President, HR, South Asia, Mastercard
Sailaja Bhagavatula JFH
Sailaja Bhagavatula
Managing Director, Cloud First Practice Lead – Advanced Technology Centers in India, and India Inclusion and Diversity Sponsor, Accenture
Shalini Koshy JFH
Shalini Koshy
D&I Leader for MENA (Middle-East and North Africa) and APAC, Amazon
Sharmili Pal JFH
Sharmili Pal
HR & Talent Acquisition Leader, Capgemini
Sudeep Majumdar JFH
Sudeep Majumdar
Head, L&OD, Biocon Limited
Tina Vinod JFH
Tina Vinod
Head, Diversity and Inclusion, ThoughtWorks
​Vikas Gupta JFH
​Vikas Gupta
Director, Head of Compliance for India​,​ Credit Suisse
Yasmeen Shaikh JFH
Yasmeen Shaikh
Head, HR, NextGen Healthcare

Roundtable Speakers



Bhavna Kumar JFH
Bhavna Kumar
Senior Director, Visa
Gaurav Panwar JFH
Gaurav Panwar
Associate Director, People Partner, S&P Global
Gautam Shetty JFH
Gautam Shetty
India Talent Acquisition Lead, Maersk
Mellener Coelho JFH
Mellener Coelho
Vice President & India Head, D&I, Northern Trust
Neetu Shukla JFH
Neetu Shukla
Head, L&D, India, AVEVA
Pavan Kishanrao JFH
Pavan Kishanrao
Head, Talent Acquisition, Akamai
Priya Singh JFH
Priya Singh
Senior Director & Head of HR, Lowe’s India
Raksha Agrawal JFH
Raksha Agrawal
Head, Talent Acquisition, SAP India and Technology Recruiting (APJC), SAP
​Roshana Atmaram​ JFH
​Roshana Atmaram​
Director (Head of Department)​,​ Infineon
​Roopa Basrur JFH
​Roopa Basrur
Senior Director, Parexel International
 ​Smitha Uchil  JFH
​Smitha Uchil
Manager, D&I, [24]7.ai
Sriparna Sen JFH
Sriparna Sen
DGM, People Operations & Head, Talent Acquisition, Great Learning
 Stella Joshua   JFH
Stella Joshua
Lead HR Business Partner, Uber
Suraj Chettri JFH
Suraj Chettri
Regional Director, HR, Airbus India & South Asia, Airbus Group
Swati Agrawal JFH
Swati Agrawal
Director, Human Capital, Myntra
Vartika Dixit JFH
Vartika Dixit
Program Manager, University Relations, Adobe
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