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2020 Out & Equal LGBTQI+ India Forum Agenda

The 2020 Out & Equal LGBTQI+ India Forum, will take place from 9:00 to 12:30 on December 11, 2020. The Forum will feature an opening plenary as well as simultaneous discussion panels and interactive workshops (or our “Shared learning Sessions”), all covering a diverse range of topics. The event will culminate with a ‘Bring your own Lunch’ Networking Session from 12:45-13:30 in order to relax, celebrate the day’s learnings, and network with new people!

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See agenda below.

Time SessionSpeakers
9:00-10:00 OPENING PLENARY:  Inclusion Rising: LGBTQI+ Workplace Experiences Across India  Sindhu Gangadharan, SAP; Ketty Avashia, UBS; Amit Mahtaney, TFE International HK LTD; Melanie D’Souza, Citrix; Deena Fidas, Out & Equal
10:00-10:15 BREAK 
10:15-11:15 Trans and Nonbinary Workplace Experiences   Prahasini Arumugam, Natwest Group; Adithya M K, IBM; Medha Sandill, Pride Circle; Sai Bourothu, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
10:15-11:15 Mental Health & LGBTQI+ Workplace Intersections  Corina Hendren, Out & Equal; Ram Sinha, Pride Circle; Manisha Dayanand, Interweave Consulting; Mellener Coelho, Northern Trust
10:15-11:15 Shared Learning Session: What Does Belonging Mean to You? Strategies for Creating Cultures of Inclusion  Karanbir Singh Chhabra, Intuit; Seema Bansal, Boston Consulting Group, India
11:15-11:30 BREAK 
11:30-12:30 Are You Ready For the Future Workforce? Millennial & Gen Z Priorities Kumaresan Ramesh, IIT Bombay; Krishna Reddy Medikonda, Swiggy; Sreelakshimi Mohan, BITS Pilani; Betilda Jhansi, Pride Circle;
Niharika Singh, Infosys
11:30-12:30 From Ally to Action: Leveraging Your Position to Create Real Impact  Deepa Narasimhan, Dell; Gunveen Ahuja, HSBC; Ashish Jha, Invesco; Shilpa; Sinha Harsh, HGS; Mamata Banerjee, Novartis
11:30-12:30  Shared Learning Session: Ask the Experts – Setting Up Your ERG or D&I Counsel Timothy Jayaraj, Oracle; Rwitam Mitra, GE; Amrut Nayak, Bank of America
12:30-12:45 BREAK 
12:45-13:30 Closing Remarks and Bring Your Own Lunch Networking Session

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