About the summit
The Great Place Inclusion Summit is a leading learning conference about the fundamentals of driving workplace inclusion effectively and discovering new industry trends. The objective of the Inclusion Summit is to create a platform to exchange shared experiences.
The Great Place Inclusion Summit speakers and organizations have diverse experiences, along with practical exposure to driving workplace inclusion.
Through this summit, we encourage participants to recognize and learn some of the best practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
What you can expect at
The Great Place Inclusion Summit 2022?
This year conversations at the Great Place Inclusion Summit are focused on integrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion closer to the overall business strategy, from running business operations and interacting with customers & stakeholders to brand and marketing strategies. Over two days, you can expect to witness insightful keynotes, breakout rooms, masterclass, fireside chat, and panel discussion to satiate your curiosity and provide your mind with some food for thought.
Come and experience the power-packed, knowledge-rich sessions in a meticulously designed virtual setting.
Unveiling India’s Best Workplaces in Diversity, Equity & InclusionTM 2022 and India’s Best WorksplacesTM for Women 2022.
Industry specific insights on how to implement workplace inclusion.
Why is action towards equity and equality even more critical now, than ever before.
Local & Global thought leaders who are shaping the evolution of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Manasi Girishchandra Joshi
Award Winning Journalist
Story Coach & Storyteller
At Dalit Arthik Adhikar Andolan
Managing Director & CEO
India & South Asia, and Member of Executive Team at Hitachi Energy
Mann Foundation, Gayathri Shanmugam, Chief Programs officer, Haqdarshak
Chief Programs Officer
Organisation and Talent Development and HR4HR, Flipkart
Senior Vice President
Process and Technology Innovation - Fingent
Senior Vice-President and Head of Supply Chain
Country Group HR Head
South Asia at Bayer Group
HR Partner Commercial & Lead Inclusion & Diversity
South Asia, Bayer Group of Companies
Great Place To Work® Institute, India
Great Place To Work® Institute India
People Resources & CHRO - McDonald’s India
Workplaces of today require an inclusive mindset to achieve their business objectives. Leadership action towards Equity and Inclusion is more important than ever before. The two days ahead are going to help you discover keyways in which equity and inclusion can get integrated with your business strategy.
Speaker: Yeshasvini Ramaswamy, CEO Great Place To Work® Institute India
The need to embrace differences across industries & professional sectors in the country is going to be key in utilizing full potential of India’s youth. Therefore, what is a Champion mindset we need to adopt to address centuries of systemic bias to be an ally for a more Inclusive India.
Speaker: Manasi Girishchandra Joshi, World Champion, Para-badminton athlete. Moderated by: Sandhya Ramesh, Head – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Great Place To Work® Institute India
As the world transitions to conscious leadership, this session aims to cover why are ESG principles critical for the New-age organizations, what is the risk of not investing in ESG and how can one integrate principles of responsible business during continuous operations.
Speaker: Venu Nuguri, Managing Director & CEO - India & South Asia, and Member of Executive Team at Hitachi Energy Moderated by: Yeshasvini Ramaswamy, CEO, Great Place To Work® Institute, India
From time immemorial, storytelling has played a key role in building culture. The stories that we hear, shape our perceptions which strengthen our beliefs and impact our behaviours. In workplaces, story-sharing is a powerful tool that helps us embrace differences. This session focuses on the principles of effective storytelling and its impact on building a inclusive culture.
Speaker: Ameen Haque, Founder Storywallahs Moderated by: Preeti Malhotra, Practice Head Great Place To Work® Institute, India
Diversity in caste, religion and faith poses its own sets of challenges in a country like India. This session aims to break the myth of the non-existence of casteism in Urban India and Indian workplaces and what are steps that organizations can take to create environments of belonging.
Speakers: Beena Pallical, General Secretary of the Dalit Arthik Adhikar Andolan, Prasenjit Bhattacharya, Founder-Director Great Place To Work® Institute, India
Moderated by Basuri Dutta, Vice-President, Great Place To Work® Institute, India
Biases (in the context of diversity and inclusion), impact our decision making and sometimes even when we use data, we are drawn to insights that serve our biases. This session highlights techniques to be aware of biases and how one can navigate the same.
Speaker: Biju Dominic, Chief Evangelist, Fractal Analytics Moderated by: Dalreen Patrao, Co-founder & Director Great Manager Institute
An immersive learning session that builds authentic empathy to participate in social change -both in our personal and professional spaces.
Session curated by: Atypical Advantage & Maithily Bhupatkar, Head of Consulting Delivery, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Great Place To Work® Institute, India
India’s Best Workplaces in Diversity Equity & InclusionTM - 2022: Top 5
& India’s Best WorkplacesTM for Women (Mid-sized) – 2022: Top 75
Learn from the transformation story of a Best Workplace which has been able to solve key business challenges by applying an inclusion lens. The session aims to cover the journey towards integrating inclusion as a way of conducting business.
Speakers: Chhavi Bajaj, Senior Director - Organisation and Talent Development and HR4HR, Flipkart & Hemant Badri, Senior Vice-President and Head of Supply Chain, Flipkart
Moderated by: Balbir Singh, COO, Great Place To Work® Institute, India
While social stereotypes and biases play a role in hiring and retention of diverse communities, industries have their own set of accepted truths. Occasionally, you see organizations who come forward to challenge the status quo for their industry creating what one calls
Session 1: Breaking the education-qualification stereotype
Speaker 1: Deepu Prakash, Senior Vice President at Fingent Technologies
Moderated by: Sunil Bablani, Business Head – Lissen.IO, Great Place To Work® Institute, India
Session 2: Breaking the ability-stereotype
Speaker 2: Namrata Mathur, Vice President – People Resources & CHRO, McDonald’s India
Moderated by: Aalaap Roy, Director D2C Brand Marketing & Sales, Great Manager Institute
Session 3: Breaking the industry stereotype through Gender-smart agriculture.
Speaker 3: KS Harish, Country Group HR Head – South Asia at Bayer Group & Priya DCruz, HR Business Partner, Commercial of Bayer Group
Moderated by: Geetanjali Jagannathan, Head – Brand & Marketing, Great Place To Work® Institute, India
There are numerous social issues that impact the economic capability of our country. Identifying problems that impact marginalized communities in India and building sustainable and scalable business models to solve them is the work of a few. This session aims to bring to you the journeys of two organizations leading from the front.
Speakers: Beverly Louis, Founder Mann Foundation, Gayathri Shanmugam, Chief Programs officer, Haqdarshak
Moderated by: Asmita Dube, Business Manager – Events & Community, Great Place To Work® Institute, India
Driving belongingness in a global environment comes with its headwinds & tailwinds. In this session, we learn about how MNCs take charge of driving an inclusive culture across geographies, and how they contextualize their efforts to maximize impact.
Speakers: Rajesh Mani, Senior Vice President and Head, India Tech Hub, Mastercard, Rajesh Chopra, Senior Vice President and Head, Advisors - South Asia, Mastercard
Moderated by Delnaz Elavia, Practice Head Consulting, Great Place To Work® Institute, India
Younger generations in our country want to be involved in more purposeful and meaningful ways of utilizing their time and talent. How has the role of management teams and organizations evolved to drive influencer-based leadership that appeals to multiple generations in the workplaces of tomorrow.
Speaker: Faye D’souza
Moderated by: Akshat Shah, Vice President, Sales & Client Experience, Great Place To Work® Institute, India
Moderated by Sandhya Ramesh, Head – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Great Place To Work® Institute India
India’s Best WorkplaceTM for Women (Large) – Top 100