Brief Profile of Speaker –
Ms. Suja Warriar – HR Manager- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Infosys Ltd, Bangalore
She has 25 years in corporate in the areas of corporate social responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion. She also loves working for community projects, volunteering and environmental initiatives.
Mr. Aravind Warrier – HR Manager – Bartleby with 15+ experience in multiple sectors like information technology, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals in leading MNC’S and Indian companies
From the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certification Programme, the student participants have learnt that the differences in cultures, language, gender, and lifestyle are all differentiating factors when it comes to diversity in a community. Students also learnt that building a community without biased members should start respecting differences, and become flexible at challenging situations and be patient enough to accept the differences.
The session started with a discussion about various kind of disabilities and LGBTQ+. LGBTQ and people with illnesses and disabilities are always a victim of maltreatment. They suffer from judgment, insults, and bullying in some cases. It’s often a difficult situation because they can’t do anything about it. Having a disability or an illness is never a choice for someone who is mentally and emotionally well. So it’s essential to deal with people the right way.
This interactive session has provided various insights to the student participants on:
- Gender diversity, socio-cultural diversity, economic diversity, linguistic diversity and disability diversity.
- Different initiatives to improve gender equality in the workplace like removing gender pay gap, use skills based assessments etc.
- Achieving gender equality is about making a real difference in women’s lives, particularly in labor contexts.
- All people with any disability should be treated with respect at all times
- Disabilities can be hard, but they aren’t always terrible
- What most disabled people want most deeply is to be seen, heard, believed, and taken seriously.
- Show LGBTQ people that they can be authentic around you, take action at the local level to create safe spaces.
Flow of event
- Welcome Address- Introducing the Speaker to the Participant with Brief profile
- Invited Speaker’s Presentation and Interaction
- Question and Answer Session
- Vote of Thanks
Learnings from the event:
After this session, students have:
- No biasedness towards race, religion, sex
- Treating people equally
- Neutral thinking
- To make a value based decision
- Disabilities, its type, PRWD ACT 2016
- Importance of gender equality
- About its disparities, discrimination, minority stress, stereotyping and assumptions.
Feedback from Student Participants:
Student Participants have learnt about the different types of diversities and how diversity affects organization as a whole. I have learnt that it is very important to have neutral thinking in an organization to achieve goals on individuals as well as group basis. The session was very engaging it was very insightful the best part was when the resource person made us empathetic toward gender disparity and gender equality no matter whether the person is heterosexual or homosexual. Everyone must get treated equally.
About ISBR: ISBR Business School, Bangalore-based, Top Class B School for PGDM or MBA, Consistently ranked as best B School in India, AICTE-CII Platinum Category, with multiple specializations