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Conference

“The ultimate brain spa” & “a journey into the future in the company of those creating it”

LGBTI Job Fair

An opportunity for inclusive companies to hire from the LGBTI Talent Pool

Marketplace

A platform to spotlight 20 LGBTI owned micro, small & medium businesses

EXCLUSIVE BREAKFAST WITH GLOBAL SPEAKERS


SELISSE BERRY

FoFounder & Former CEO

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

DR J HARRISON

Harbinger of Change

ThoughtWorks, UK

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ALI POTIA

Partner

Asia D&I Leader

McKinsey & Company

Exclusive Rendezvous with Change Makers

Up close moderated discussion with 3 global leaders over breakfast. An opportunity for intimate conversation on bottlenecks, challenges, strategies for inclusion.

  • Venue: Lalit 1 , Lalit 2 and Boardroom
  • Time: 7.45am to 8.45am
  • Format: Conversation
  • Attendees: Ticketed (Conference/ Open to all)
  • Seating Capacity: 20 for each breakfast session

RISE: CONFERENCE FLOW

Main Event (Morning): 9.00am to 12.15pm

Lunch (Noon): 12.20pm to 1.20pm

Movie Screening & 9 Breakouts (Afternoon): 1.20pm to 5.30pm

WELCOME NOTE: PRIDE CIRCLE


  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 9.00am to 9.07am
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 300

OPENING NOTE


SELISSE BERRY

Founder & Former CEO

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 9.08am to 9.25am
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 300

KEYNOTE


  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 9.25am to 9.35am
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 300

LAKSHMI C

Managing Director

India GU HR Service Delivery Lead

Accenture Solutions Pvt Ltd

INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP

(Conversation)


PANKAJAM SRIDEVI

Managing Director

ANZ India

  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 9.35am to 9.55am
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 300

SANKET ATAL

Managing Director

Intuit India

LGBT JUGAAD

(Cultural Acupuncture for Inclusion)


PARMESH SHAHANI

Head

Godrej India Culture Lab

Parmesh’s journey of the Indian way of Jugaad to influence LGBTI inclusion at workplaces. Be it Safe space and creative platform of engagement like the Godrej Culture Lab or groundbreaking research & report – TransManifesto, to help organizations, he has found ways to hack into the system and influence inclusion. Hear him share his journey and a peek in the report!

  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 9.55am to 10.12am
  • Format: Flash talk
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 300

BREAK


  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 10.12am to 10.30am

Attendees: Conference

YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW – THE JOURNEY


Moderator

SHWETA KOTHARI

Managing Editor

The Logical Indian

  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 10.30am to 11.15am
  • Format: Panel
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 300

AKKAI PADMASHALI

Transgender Rights Activist Founder – Member

Ondede

MANVENDRA SINGH GOHIL

Prince of Rajpipla (Gujarat) Chairman – Lakshya Trust

Space

VIVEK ANAND

Chief Executive Officer

The Humsafar Trust

SOWMYA REDDY

Activist/ MLA

Jayanagar (Bangalore)

WALKING THE TALK – IN STILETTOS


KESHAV SURI

Executive Director

The LaLiT Suri Hospitality Group Founder-Keshav Suri Foundation

We are queer, we are here, and we are going nowhere! Let’s support inclusion and diversity to make it a better India and world. Be a part of India’s first LGBTI Job Fair and aid social equality. It’s time now to embrace, empower and mainstream the community and high time to outgrow one’s own biases and prejudice. I hope corporate India will think ahead and embrace this change.

  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 11.15am to 11.35am
  • Format: Fireside chat
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 300

DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS – MANAGING THE FEAR


  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 11.35am to 12.05pm
  • Format: Monologue/ Talk
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 300

DEVDUTT PATTANAIK

Mythologist, Author, Illustrator, Speaker

CLOSING NOTE


DR J HARRISON

Harbinger of Change

ThoughtWorks, UK

  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 12.05pm to 12.15pm
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 300

RISE: CONFERENCE FLOW

Main Event (Morning): 9.00am to 12.15pm

Lunch (Noon): 12.15pm to 1.15pm

Movie Screening & 9 Breakouts (Afternoon): 1.20pm to 5.30pm

EXCLUSIVE LUNCH WITH OUT EXECUTIVES


Exclusive Rendezvous with Change Makers

Up close moderated discussion with 3 OUT Executives during lunch. An opportunity for intimate conversation on bottlenecks, challenges & strategies for inclusion.

  • Venue: Lalit 1 , Lalit 2, Boardroom
  • Time: 12.20pm to 1.20pm
  • Format: Conversation (Moderator: Nicole)
  • Attendees: Ticketed (Conference/ Open to all)
  • Seating Capacity: 20

KETTY AVASHIA

Vice President

Deutsche Bank

space

ADHISH MEHROTRA

Director – APAC

Marketing & Communications

Conduent

VENKATRAGHAVAN

Director ER & Policies

PRIDE Program Sponsor Accenture India

NICOLE GIRARD

Consul General

Consulate General of Canada Bengaluru

SISAK: EXCLUSIVE MOVIE SCREENING


FARAZ ARIF ANSARI

Writer & Director – SISAK (Film)

Director/ Producer/ Writer

Futterwacken Films

Step in their Shoes

India’s FIRST silent LGBTQ Love Story to have won 59 International Awards, followed by a Q&A with Faraz

  • Venue: Siddhartha & Lalit 3/ 4
  • Time: 1.25pm to 1.55pm
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 300

BREAKOUT 01


Getting Started with Journey of Pride

Starting on the Pride journey: Taking the initial steps and getting started on the journey of Pride, influencing Business Leadership, sensitization, and ally ship. What should you do to get started?

  • Venue: Lalit 1
  • Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Format: Panel discussion (Moderator: John)
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 80

VEDA PERSAD

Senior Vice President

Global Services APAC

Northern Trust

JOHN TERRENCE

Senior Director – IT

Lowe’s India

space

AJAY KRISHNANKUTTY

Global Talent Resourcing Manager

IG

AKASH SHETTY

Director, End User Services

APAC & India

VMware

BREAKOUT 02


CHAITALI SINHA

Psychologist & Coach

WYSA – India’s First AI Chatbot for Mental Health

SANDHYA NAMBIAR

Sr. HR Business Partner

Societe Generale

space

NELSON VINOD MOSES

Founder

Suicide Prevention India Foundation

VENKATRAGHAVAN

Director ER & Policies

PRIDE Program Sponsor Accenture India

Psychological Safety & Belonging

Psychological safety is a key factor for belong in a group. The session will cover sensitivity to LGBTI coworkers when choosing the EAP provider, how to create safe space at workplace and how AI can revolutionize access to support system.

  • Venue: Lalit 2
  • Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Format: Panel discussion (Moderator: Sandhya)
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 80

BREAKOUT 03


Coming Out at work

To Be or Not To Be: A question that plagues every LGBTI individual, emerging from the need to authenticity and marred by potential threats of discrimination to firing LGBTI individuals struggle to bring their whole self to work. Get the toolkits of evaluating your surrounding & make your plan.

  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Format: Panel discussion (Moderator: Sharif)
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 80

HARISH IYER

Equal Rights Activist

Gender & Sexuality Educator

Columnist & Blogger

SAMYUKTHA VIJAYAN

Transwoman, Techie & Entrepreneur

TouteStudio

SHARIF RANGNEKAR

Communications Consultant, Former Journalist,

Author – Straight to Normal

DOLLY KOSHY

Senior Technical Writer

VeriFone

space

BREAKOUT 04


ZAINAB PATEL

National Manager, Health & Human Rights

UNDP India

ILANGO PERIANNAN

Co-Site Lead

Refinitiv

space

RUPA PARASURAM

Vice President/ Head

Compensation & Benefits

Goldman Sachs India


Inclusive: Policies & Benefits

From non-discrimination, EEO, gender neutrality in leave policies to affirmative same-sex partner medical coverage, gender transition insurance coverage etc. Mentoring LGBTI talent, enabling culture of inclusion and growth, a comprehensive look at policies that make a difference.

  • Venue: Lalit 1
  • Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Format: Flash Talk followed by Q&A
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 80

BREAKOUT 05


Transition – A Closer Look

Taking a closer look at transition to get a better understanding of the process. That in turn will help us to charter better transition leave, and any other reasonable accommodation. The way for name change in badge, email, identity markers etc. How can we be better allies to our transgender colleagues?

  • Venue: Lalit 2
  • Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Format: Flash Talk followed by Q&A
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 80

ANUBHUTI BANERJEE

Manager Analytics & Insights

(Marketing & Sales)

Tata Steel Ltd

NISHANTH RAVINDRAN

Associate

AZB & Partners

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MOHUL SHARMA

F&B Associate

The LaLiT Ashok

New Delhi

BREAKOUT 06


SUKANYEAH KRISHNA

Rights Activist

Amnesty International

space

SONAL GIANI

LGBTQ Advocate

Co-Founder, Yaariyan & Umang

PRIYANK SUKANAND

Chief Executive Officer Bangalore Connection 1888

Founder – QCI

SHUBHA CHACKO

Executive Director

Solidarity Foundation

India

Identity : Self, Social & Legal

Assessments to get better understanding of oneself, to know us better helps us navigate the world better. It equips us with tools and methods to make the most of what we have.

  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Format: Flash Talk followed by Q&A
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 80

BREAKOUT 07


Hiring from LGBTI talent pool & engaging on skill

The struggle is real when we are to hire LGBTI talent – From sensitivity, pronouns, interviews, BGV, joining formalities, buddy, assimilation. Creating platforms like fellowship, internship, contract opportunity to engage on skill beside full time hires.

  • Venue: Lalit 1
  • Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Format: Panel discussion (Moderator: Shachi)
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 80

SEEMA VIJAY SINGH

CHRO

NestAway Technologies

TINA VINOD

Head – Diversity & Inclusion

ThoughtWorks India

SHACHI IRDE

Chief Consulting Partner Interweave

NEELAM JAIN

Founder & CEO

Periferry

BREAKOUT 08


GOPI SHANKAR MADURAI

Intersex Representative & Executive Board Member

ILGA ASIA

DR J HARRISON

Harbinger of Change

ThoughtWorks

space

FERN NGAI

Chief Executive Officer Community Business

space

space

space

SUSHANT DIVGIKAR aka

RANI KO-HE-NUR

Performing Artist/ Singer/ Equal Rights Champion & Motivational Speaker

Gender Neutrality: Is the future Gender Neutral?

Understanding the spectrum of gender and how it manifests at the workplace. Need for gender neutral restroom, neutrality in dress code and un-gendering the workplace. Intersex identity – the meaning and need for education on intersex identity.

  • Venue: Lalit 2
  • Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Format: Flash Talk followed by Panel discussion and Q&A
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 80

BREAKOUT 09 (WORKSHOP)


Taking the Leap

A workshop on enhancing your leadership potential & exploring new horizons in your professional journey.

Centered leadership is an exclusive McKinsey & Company led workshop with a curriculum that focuses on LGBTQ+ leadership development. This workshop aims to equip attendees with a framework and model that can be leveraged for personal and professional growth and can deeply aid their overall career advancement.

  • Venue: Siddhartha
  • Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Attendees: Conference
  • Seating Capacity: 100

ALI POTIA

Partner

Asia Diversity & Inclusion Leader

McKinsey & Company

Corporates

Give us a call for corporate group booking

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

INR 1999

Exclusive Rendezvous with

Change Makers

Breakfast with

Selisse Berry

or

Lee Badgett

or

Dr J Harrison

(Seating capacity: 20 per session)

OUT EXECUTIVE LUNCH

INR 999

Exclusive Rendezvous with

OUT Executives

Lunch with

Venkat

or

Ketty Avashia

or

Adhish Mehrotra

(Seating capacity: 20 per session)

DAY LONG CONFERENCE

INR 7999

Opening Remarks by Selisse Berry

Keynote by Lee Badgett

Plenary Panels & Report Launches

9 Breakout sessions (Choose any)

3 Pre-event Webinars

1 Movie screening (Sisak)

Lunch & Hi-Tea

Access to LGBTI Marketplace

Space

Space

15% OFF for 5 tickets or more

(Seating capacity: 300)

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