Agenda, I Inspire 27th April 2018

8:30 am - 9:00 am



9:00 am – 9:10 am

Welcome Remarks

9:10 am – 9:50 am

Plenary: Think Beyond

Inclusion Champions Innovating to foster greater community engagement to address issues of mass impact through their unconventional ideas and innovations. 
Speakers: Sarika Bhattacharyya (Moderator), Sujatro GhoshSupriya PaulKalyani Khona, Nishtha Satyam, Aniket Doegar


9:55 am – 10:15am


Research Report - Best Practices in Inclusion

Speakers: Rashmi Mandloi,  

10:20 am - 10:55 am


Plenary: Actions Speak Louder than Words

While the concept of building an inclusive workplace is straightforward, achieving it is no easy task. As a result, leaders face an urgent need to expand their leadership repertoire in order to motivate an increasingly diverse labour force. These leaders are steering their teams towards being inclusive and innovative.

Speakers- Dr Shalini Sarin (Moderator), Zarina Lam Stanford, Neeraj GeraArun KrishnamurthyArti Shirish

10: 55 am – 11:15 am

Networking Break

11: 15 am – 12:15 pm

Interactive Breakaways

Incorporates innovative learning formats, Bistro Mentoring sessions, Masterclasses, Case Studies.

Decoding Section 377

Discussing the legal, practical and lived experiences of LGBT inclusion in the workplace.
Speakers- Ramkrishna Sinha , Srini Ramaswamy, Ishaan Sethi, Amita Karadkhedkar

Women in Tech

Breaking all glass ceilings and highlighting the contribution of women in the field of Technology.

Speakers- Praveen Vukkalam (Moderator), Vaishali Neotia, Ishita Anand, Manjula Dharmalingam.  Maggie Chan Jones

Global Inclusive Practices

The session aims to give the participants a download of best practices from across the Globe. The session will focus on hearing 6 stories of Inclusion from diversity practitioners on successful practices on Inclusion.

Rashmi Mandloi (Moderator), Genpact, Barclays, Standard Chartered, Tieto, Boeing, Eaton Case studies

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch

1:15 pm – 1: 30 pm



Surprise Energizer
Speakers: Ruby Kapoor, Vanessa Ohri, Gagan Singh, Farah Singh

1:35 pm – 2:10 pm


Trust Your Gut

A fireside chat exploring the journey of 2 courageous women, defending their Nations on the ground.
Speakers- Shilpi Singh (Moderator), Lauren Anderson, Major Archie Acharya

2:10 PM – 2:45 PM

Plenary: Beyond Boundaries

Women who have pushed their boundaries to tell their inspiring stories.
Speakers- Shaili Chopra (Moderator), Gurmehar Kaur, Sagarika Ghosh, Nazia Erum

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Tea/Coffee Break

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

L.E.A.P. Mentoring Graduation Ceremony

Convocation ceremony of BD Foundation fellows, graduating from   the BD Mentoring Program 2017- 2018.

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

I Inspire Awards

Honoring individuals and corporates for their extraordinary contribution towards creating a diverse and inclusive community. All awardees are role models in their field of excellence and an inspiration to all of us.

5:20 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Ranjana Deopa