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Diversity and Innovation

introduction to the topic

Innovation symbols and signs are constructed in many ways and forms in organizations. But these symbols are often the outcome of people efforts, which only when given a nurturing environment can sustain. Workplace and workforce today is undergoing some major changes - in the way people think and contribute. How do organizations leverage diversity in thoughts? What does research say? Various aspects such as gender diversity, generational diversity or multi cultural teams- do they really impact innovation?
 
Benefits: The participants will gain a few practical aspects to leveraging diversity for innovation. They may also leave the session with a few questions which are best answered by their own work environment.  
 

About the speakers

Srimathi Shivashankar: Associate Vice President

Srimathi
Associate Vice President - Diversity & Sustainability, HCL Technologies

Srimathi Shivashankar is Associate Vice President - Diversity & Sustainability at HCL Technologies. Srimathi has considerable experience in the areas of human capital strategy and diversity. Her core work areas in Human Capital include diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and retention, culture institutionalization, training and assessments, leadership development andcounselling. 
 
Srimathi is one among the Future Leaders Team set up by World Business Council for Sustainability Development. She is a member of the advisory council of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a working committee member of the Global Gender Parity Group of the World Economic Forum, and is an active member of the Diversity & Inclusion core committee of NASSCOM - India.  
 
She has published and presented papers in International forums on Diversity and Sustainability and was a panelspeaker in the world investment conference 2012.

Tuesday 28th August 2012
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