HR Business Partner and D&I Lead, (India), Capgemini
Gayathri is an HR professional and currently responsible for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in India. She also enables a safe and equitable workplace for employees, through the Grievance Review Forum (GRC) and Policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POPSH) forums. Additionally, she is part of the core team of the global program on Women@capgemini, to enable gender balance and build a platform for women to accelerate into leadership.
As lead for D&I, she is required to break into bias, raise the level of awareness and ensure that Capgemini is an equal opportunity workplace across all forms of diversity seen in society. Through the Grievance Review Forum, workplace issues are addressed based on a process and policy. Policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment is conscientiously managed as per the requirements of the Law.
In her previous role, she was a Global Business Partner for Strategic client accounts. As a business partner, her role was to build a brand around the initiative internally and position it as an attractive space for account executives to land and build a career.
Prior to this, she was the lead for the Leadership COE in Talent function, where her responsibility commenced from induction, through their journey in the organization. The development of the leadership level was addressed through an in-house customized program coined as EXCELL, an award winning program that she created and executed for India leadership.
She was also a lead for talent acquisition at senior levels, where she set up and built a new process for attracting and engaging potential talent for positions at VP to VP-3 across all Business units.
Gayathri brings with her an abiding passion in enabling transformation aligned to the organizations’ vision. Be it her role in setting up the talent acquisition process for engaging potential senior talent or in her role to build and develop leadership capability for tomorrow, she has been instrumental in opting for unchartered territories.
Gayathri commenced her career as a lecturer in a reputed college in Madras and went on to teach at management level. Her foray into the corporate world stemmed from a deep felt need to be able to apply many of the theories that established management gurus have developed, and which were the subject of varied debates during interactions with students and academia.
Through various life stages, she had the privilege to make choices to balance her life priorities and a yearning for learning. She strongly believes that diversity is an inherent dimension in society and every individual needs to commit to inclusive practices.