Registration and Networking Breakfast
Welcome Address:

Rishi Kapoor, Head - Management Committee, India Diversity Forum

Chief Guest Address:

Apurva Purohit, Co-Founder, Aazol and Independent Director of Marico Ltd, LTI Mindtree Ltd, L&T Technology services Ltd and Navin Fluorine International Ltd.

CEOs Panel: Inclusive Leadership for Positive Social Change
  • Umar Ali Shaikh, CEO, Atos Solutions & Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • Satish Rao, IDF Advisory Board Member and Chairman, DRT - Anthea Aromatics Ltd.
  • Kartik Nagarajan, Managing Director, Business Consulting & Global Business Services, Nexdigm
  • Tanya Chaitanya, CEO of Her circle, Reliance
  • Manish Tambe, CEO Dassault Systemes Global Services



  • Dr. Ritu Anand, IDF Advisory Board Member and Former Chief Leadership & Diversity Officer, TCS
Introduction of IDF DEI Toolkit:
  • Anurag Pandey, IDF Research Team Member
  • Sarah Koshie, DEI Consultant
Networking Tea & Coffee break
A 360-degree Panel: DE&I Action Plan for Indian Businesses
  • Anandita Chauhan, Senior Vice President- People Function, HCL Tech
  • Paulomi Desai, Chief People Officer, IndoStar Home Finance Private Limited
  • Priyanka Gidwani, CHRO, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd
  • Reessha Chughh, Head HR, PGIM
  • Kavita Sanikop, Group Head Talent, Learning &Leadership Development & DEI, JSW Group
  • Shiza Ansari Khan, Head - Human Resources, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd
  • Navnidh Kochar Karaka, Vice President - HR & Head - HR, Global Corporate Security, Reliance Industries Limited



  • Nidhi Gupta, Partner, People Consulting, E&Y
Special Address: Sustaining the Culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Shikha Gupta, CHRO, Luminous Power Technologies

Fireside Chat: Elephant in the Room: Addressing Pay Parity and Age Diversity
  • Joanna Sundharam, Head of Product & Founding Team Member at WisdomCircle
  • Bijuraj Balakrishnan, HR Director, Dassault Systemes
Spotlight Session: Encouraging Allyship, Solidarity, and Active Engagement in advancing DEI goals and Social Justice Causes

14:30 – 14:40 hrs: LGBTIQA+ Member Standpoint

  •  Manvendra Singh, Founder, Lakshya Trust


14:40-14:50hrs: PWD Member Standpoint

  • Sweta Mantrii, Writer, Disability Inclusion Enabler


14:50- 15:00 hrs: Veteran Member Standpoint

  • Majid Ali Khan, Renowned D&I Speaker
Panel Discussion: Impact Assessment Beyond Metrics
  • Medha Paranjape, Head HR, MSD Animal Health
  • Aditya Tiwari- Global HR & Talent Leader- Covestro
  • Dr Jagmohan Rishi, Global Head L&D and Digital Customers Experience, Wockhardt Ltd



  • Vaibhav Ganjiwale, Head of Learning and Development, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
15:45- 16:45
Masterclass: Counterbalancing Unconscious Bias

Pallavi Sankhe, Co-founder, POSH-Safe Workplace

Networking Hi-tea
18:00- 18:15
Chief Guest Address:

Rohit Pathak, CEO, Birla Copper (Hindalco Industries Limited): President- IPCPA; Past President- IEEMA; Director- FAI

Unveiling DEI Survey 2024
Fireside Chat: She Storms: Conquering Norms and Leading the Way
  • Anisha Motwani, IDF Advisory Board Member and Independent Director of Abbott, Welspun
  • Dipali Goenka, CEO & MD, Welspun Living Ltd.
Unveiling of Book: She Storms the Norms
The Power and Responsibility of the CHRO: Unlocking the Potential.
  • Sanjeeb Lahiri, Chief Human Resources Officer, GRP Ltd
  • Kamini Shahani, Senior Director, Marsh McLennan
  • Danish Shaikh, Head, HR Centre of Excellence, ACG Capsules
  • Kavindra Pant, Global CHRO, Shapoorji Pallonji Energy



  • Tanu Gupta, Founder & CEO – Human Factor
19:45- 19:55
Finding of IDF Annual Survey

Disha Sethi, Program Manager, India Diversity Forum

Cocktails & Dinner