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INDIA'S FIRST & BIGGEST LGBTI JOB FAIR, CONFERENCE AND MARKETPLACE

It's time for us to RISE, again!

The biggest congregation of changemakers for workplace inclusion, the largest pool of LGBTI talent, the most diverse Marketplace of LGBTI entrepreneurs from across India

February 22 at The LaLiT, New Delhi

Limited tickets available. Reserve your seat now for our flagship event.

Lets RISE & GROW

  • EVENT OVERVIEW
  • DAY LONG CONFERENCE
  • 5 MASTERCLASS & BREAKOUT
  • LGBTI JOB FAIR
  • LGBTI MARKETPLACE
EVENT OVERVIEW
DAY LONG CONFERENCE

The Rising

Time: 9.30AM to 5.30PM

RISE Conference will feature educational opportunities, including: Keynotes, Plenaries (CXO, CHRO, Embassy, Countries' DNA of Inclusion, The SOGIE World, Mental Health, Rainbow Parents), 5 Masterclass & Breakouts, Movie Screening and more, featuring prominent LGBTI and Ally leaders. 


This edition will have over 1,000 attendees, including executives, Employee Resource Group members, Human Resources, and Diversity & Inclusion professionals and other experts, who would network & share strategies and best practices to create workplaces that are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions (SOGIE).

5 MASTERCLASS & BREAKOUT

5 Masterclass & Breakout

Time: 4.30PM to 5.30PM (Parallel sessions)

  1. Masterclass: Channels of Influence by Open For Business
  2. Masterclass: Workplace Equality Index by Stonewall
  3. Breakout: Diversity is a TEAM sport
  4. Breakout: Leading the Way to an Inclusive Future
  5. Breakout: Movie Screening & Conversations
LGBTI JOB FAIR

We Are Hiring!!

Time: 11.00AM to 4.00PM

Companies: Taking one step forward towards inclusion. Recognizing true potential of LGBTI Talent pool

Job Seekers: Build the career you deserve and do it where you belong! Join an inclusive workplace today

LGBTI MARKETPLACE

Empowering Businesses

Time: 12.00PM to 5.00PM

A platform to spotlight 20 LGBTI owned Micro, Small & Medium businesses from across India.

Purpose:

  1. Create awareness about entrepreneurship as alternative livelihood
  2. Supplier Diversity for companies
  3. Consortium of LGBTI owned businesses
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility

Join the Inclusion Revolution

#RiseAndGrow

Experience the magic of RISE, the highest happiness quotient when you are authentic self!

Highlights

Meet global changemakers: CXO, CHRO, D&I Heads, Civil Society Leaders, Embassies, ERG, Parents, Educational Institutions, Film and Theatre

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FREE entry for Job Seekers.

Shop & Refer at the Marketplace

Agenda

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What to expect - Brain Spa & More

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MOVIE SCREENING & STREET PLAY

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LGBTI OWNED BUSINESSES (MICRO/ SMALL)

Agenda

9.30am to 5.30pm, The Lalit, New Delhi

Registration
  • For Conference - 8.30am to 9.30am
  • For Job Fair - 10.30am onwards
Conference Begins - Keynote
  • Opening: Tony Tenicela (Global Leader, Marketplace Diversity & Workforce Engagement Services, IBM)
  • Business: Ritu Bhati (Managing Director – Human Resources, Accenture Operations, India)
  • Guest of Honor: Leanne Macmillan (Director - Global Programmes, Stonewall UK)
Inclusion Means Business: Taking it from the Top (CXO Panel)
  • Tim E (EVP & Managing Counsel, International, American Express)
  • Olfert De Wit (Chief Operating Office, HSBC Singapore)
  • Pavan Vaish (Head of Central Operations (Rides) India & SA, Uber)
  • Keshav Suri (Executive Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group & Founder - Keshav Suri Foundation)
  • Sourav Majumdar (Editor, Fortune India) - Moderator
Rainbow Workplaces: Are we ready? (CHRO Panel)
  • Priya Singh (Head HR, Lowe's India)
  • Sumit Sabharwal (Head HR, Fujitsu)
  • Rupesh Tripathi (Head of People, KPMG)
  • Richa Singh (Head - L&D, and Diversity, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group) - Moderator
Global Allyship
  • H.E. Nadir Patel (High Commissioner for Canada to India)
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Look Back to Look Forward
  • Dilip Chenoy (Secretary General, FICCI)
  • Zainab Patel (Director - D&I, KPMG)
  • Anjali Gopalan (Founder, Naz Foundation)
  • Vedica Saxena (Program Director, Tagore International School)
  • Shivraj Parshad (Founder - Brevis Consulting) - Moderator
Countries' DNA of Inclusion
  • Aly-Khan Rajani (Counsellor/ Head of Advocacy & Public Affairs, High Commission of Canada to India)
  • H.E. Federico Salas Lotfe (Ambassador of Mexico in India)
  • Varun Khanna (International Partnerships & Outreach, Pride Circle) - Moderator
Movies & More: Challenging Stereotypes
  • Faraz Ansari (Writer & Director - Sheer Qorma & SISAK (Film), Director/ Producer - Futterwacken Films)
  • Priya Malik (Actress - Sheer Qorma, Poet/ Storyteller, Bigg Boss Season 9 Contestant)
  • Sridhar Rangayan (Director, Producer, Writer & Founder - KASHISH MIQFF)
  • Poonam Saxena (Editor, HT & Co-Author of Karan Johar's Memoir - An Unsuitable Boy) - Moderator
Mind Over Matter (Mental Health)

Ashok Venugopal (Director - Product, Wysa)

The SOGIE World
  • Amita Karadkhedkar (Vice President, Citibank)
  • Gaurav Pramanik (Writer, Columnist, Teacher. Tweeted about discrimination at Tech Mahindra)
  • Jason Arland (Dancer, Performer, Model)
  • Mohul Sharma (F&B Associate, The Lalit)
  • Lush Monsoon (Drag Queen & Lawyer) - Moderator
Rainbow Parents
  • Koushumi C (A Single Woman Who Adopted An Intersex Child)
  • Dr. Veena Rangnekar (78 Years Old Mother of a Gay Son)
  • Air Cmde (Dr) Sanjay Sharma (Retd) (Parent of a transgender daughter)
  • Shambhavi Saxena (Writer, Youth Ki Awaaz) - Moderator
Closing Keynote

Drew Keller (Global Program Director, Open For Business)

5 Masterclass & Breakout (Parallel Sessions)
  • Masterclass: Channels of Influence - Drew Keller
  • Masterclass: Workplace Equality Index - Leanne Macmillan
  • Breakout: Diversity is a TEAM sport - Sunita Gyanchandani, Ruchira Garg, Harsha Ravikumar, Vasudha
  • Breakout: Leading The Way To An Inclusive Future - Venkatraghavan, Prachi Rastogi, Chetan Agarwal
  • Breakout: Movie Screening & Conversations - Sridhar Rangayan, Shobhna S Kumar, RJ Jassi, Rishu
Conference Concludes

Tickets

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Job Fair
(10:00am to 4:00pm)

FREE

Lunch & Hi Tea

Resume Upload

Access to Job Fair

Access to Marketplace

Skill Building Workshops

NOTE: Only for LGBTI Job Seekers

Conference
(9:30am to 5:30pm)

INR 7999

  • Keynotes
  • Plenary (CXO, CHRO, Embassy, Countries' DNA of Inclusion, Mental Health, The SOGIE World, Rainbow Parents)
  • 5 Masterclass & Breakouts
  • Movie screening & Street Play
  • Lunch & Hi-Tea
  • Access to Marketplace

Limited offer, early bird of 10% on the Conference tickets only till 7 February, 2020

Speakers

H.E. NADIR PATEL
High Commissioner for Canada to India
H.E. FEDERICO SALAS LOTFE
Ambassador of Mexico in India
LEANNE MACMILLAN
Director - Global Programmes
Stonewall
TONY TENICELA
Global Leader
Marketplace Diversity & Workforce Engagement Services, IBM
DREW KELLER
Global Program Director
Open For Business
TIM. E
EVP & Managing Counsel, International
American Express
OLFERT DE WIT
Chief Operating Officer
HSBC Singapore
HSBC

ALY KHAN RAJANI

Counsellor/ Head of Advocacy & Public Affairs, High Commission of Canada to India

AMITA KARADKHEDKAR

Vice President

Citibank

ANJALI GOPALAN

Founder

Naz Foundation

ASHOK VENUGOPAL

Director - Product

Wysa

CHETAN AGARWAL

Vice President - Group Manager BNY Mellon

DILIP CHENOY

Secretary General FICCI

FARAZ ANSARI

Writer & Director Sheer Qorma & SISAK (Film)

Director/ Producer

Futterwacken Films

GAURAV PRAMANIK

Writer, Columnist, Teacher

HARSHA RAVIKUMAR

Software Engineer

&

Lead ERG GLEAM

India

RJ JASSI

Radio Jockey

BIG FM

JASON ARLAND

Dancer, Performer, Model, Makeup Artist

KESHAV SURI

Executive Director The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group

&

Founder-KSF

KOUSHUMI C

Senior Lead - C&B

Infosys

Rainbow Parent

LUSH MONSOON aka

AYUSHMAN

Drag Queen & Lawyer

MOHUL SHARMA

F&B Associate

The Lalit

New Delhi

PAVAN VAISH

Head of Central Operations (Rides)

India & South Asia

Uber

POONAM SAXENA

National Weekend Editor, HT

&

Co-Author of Karan Johar's Memoir -

An Unsuitable Boy

PRACHI RASTOGI

Diversity & Inclusion Leader

IBM

India South Asia

PREETI CHAUDHARY

Founder

LinkedIn Local India

&

Venture Partner

Ah! Ventures

PRIYA SINGH

Head HR

Lowe's India

PRIYA MALIK

Actress

Sheer Qorma,

Poet/ Storyteller

RICHA SINGH

Head - Learning, Development & Diversity

The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group

RITU BHATI

Managing Director Human Resources Accenture Operations

India

RUCHIRA GARG

Director, India Employee Resource Center & Business Partnering,

Adobe

RUPESH TRIPATHI

Head of People

KPMG

AIR CMDE (DR) SANJAY SHARMA (RETD)

Rainbow Parent & Transgender Activist

SHARIF

RANGNEKAR

Author

Straight to Normal

SHAMBHAVI SAXENA

Writer

Youth Ki Awaaz


SHIVRAJ PARSHAD

Founder

Brevis Consulting

&

Former Broadcast Journalist

SHOBHNA KUMAR

Producer, Publisher Queer INK

SOURAV MAJUMDAR

Editor

Fortune India

SRIDHAR R

Director, Producer, Writer & Founder

KASHISH MIQFF

SUMIT SABHARWAL

Head HR

Fujitsu

SUMIT PODDAR

Group Product Manager

Intuit India

SUNITA GYANCHANDANI

Diversity & Inclusion

Lead, Hindustan

Unilever

VARUN

KHANNA

Researcher

(SDG 2030)

Formerly with UN

VASUDHA AGARWAL

Regional D&I Lead,

Asia Pacific, McKinsey & Co

DR. VEENA RANGNEKAR

Rainbow

Parent

VEDICA SAXENA

Project Director Tagore International School

Vasant Vihar

VENKATRAGHAVAN

Director - Employee Relations & Policies

Accenture India

ZAINAB PATEL

Director

Diversity & Inclusion

KPMG

Sponsors

Sponsors

Inspirers

KPMG

Platinum

Diamond

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Marketplace Workshop Sponsor

Gifting Partner

Industry Partner

Radio Partner

Networking Partners

International Partners

PR Partner

Ticketing Partners

Supporting Organizations

Media Coverage

(a few)

Is post-Section 377 India ready for its LGBTQ+ workforce?

31 AUG 2019

Somak Ghoshal

The Mint

Companies become inclusive offer rainbow-collar jobs

2 AUG 2019

Revathi Rajeevan

CNN-News18

LGBTQI+ job fair in Bangalore offers more than 250 jobs

15 JULY 2019

Vallari Gupte

People Matters

First job fair for LGBT community attracts 36 companies

13 JULY 2019

Shristi & Mahika

The Hindu

Sell-out crowd for India's first LGBTI job fair

13 JULY 2019

Rik Glauert

The Gay Star News

India's first LGBTQIA job fair held in Bengaluru

13 JULY 2019

Reporter

TNIE

Job fair for LGBTI+ focuses on inclusive business

13 JULY 2019

Reporter

The Times of India

India's first ever LGBTI job fair in Bangalore

13 JULY 2019

Reuters

Business Today

Uber supports India's first ever LGBTQ job fair

12 JULY 2019

Sasha R

HerStory (YourStory)

First LGBTI job fair held in India after gay ban lifted

12 JULY 2019

Sachin Ravikumar

Reuters

India's first LGBTI job fair draws a crowd

13 JULY 2019

Rishi Iyengar

CNN

Meet the People Trying to Make Workplaces More LGBTI+ Inclusive

30 JUNE 2019

Sharif Rangnekar

The Wire

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