The Inclusion Leadership Award
This Award recognizes an individual for his/her efforts aimed at promoting diversity awareness, representation and inclusion within the India Inc. S/he would have shown a passionate commitment towards D&I agenda other than their own KRAs and have been influencing their organizational team and stakeholders consistently to adopt the inclusive culture.
Disclaimer: The decision of the jury in the shortlisting process is final and binding on all participants and we will not entertain any queries on the same.
Deep is the Founder and Group CEO of India’s leading online travel company, MakeMyTrip.com. Launched in India in 2005, MakeMyTrip (MMT) is today the largest travel company in the country. In August 2010, MMT became the first Indian travel company to list overseas through a highly successful IPO on NASDAQ. MMT has been consistently recognised among the ‘best companies to work for’ in India. In July 2016, it ranked as the No. 1 ecommerce company to work for by the Great Place to Work Institute, India.
Patu Keswani, The Lemon Tree Hotel
The recipient Patu Keswani, Chairman & MD of The Lemon Tree Hotel Company, is the recipient for this award. Lemon Tree Hotel employs persons with disabilities and imparts relevant employability skills to them and sensitizes others too, to help them realize their full potential and live with dignity. 15 % of the employee base comprises of such persons; and doing this while ensuring the business context of customer delight truly makes him an Inclusive Leader.
Dilip Kumar Ganta, Vodafone
Dilip Kumar Ganta, Sales & Marketing Head (Tamil Nadu), Vodafone is the recipient for the award. Dilip’s efforts on promoting women in sales, and that too in remote locations, are commendable. The Jury was unanimous in their choice for the award as Dilip’s work in the space, like mentoring women leaders in his organization, is exemplary. He has shown a passionate commitment towards D&I agenda and has been influencing his organizational team and stakeholders consistently to adopt the inclusive culture.