Celebrating The Diversity & Inclusion Agenda Of Organisations

Over 100 nominations were received. These were carefully analysed by the jury and the top 20 Diversity leads were awarded in a physical ceremony at The Imperial Hotel


Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is more than just a policy, program, or headcount in today's time. Indeed we have come  long way where the definition of diversity is not merely the inclusion of women in the workforce, its inclusivity as a whole. Within Diversity and inclusion as an agenda, equitable employers outpace their competitors by respecting the unique needs, perspectives and potential of all their team members. As a result, diverse and inclusive workplaces are beginning to earn deeper trust and more commitment from their employees. 

Dr. Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and exchange4media Group with his power-packed keynote address inaugurated the BW 40 Under 40 one-day program along with other HR industry veterans sharing the limelight with him.

BW People's inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Summit And Awards, in association with BW Businessworld, recognised diversity leads who have the zeal to make the industry, and inclusivity as a function, future-ready. Championing the cause of change, the summit brought together some of the most distinguished HR luminaries and diversity leads on the physical platform for enlightening dialogues on pressing diversity and inclusion agendas of the near future.

Over 100 nominations were received. The jury carefully analyzed those and the top 20 Diversity leads were awarded in a physical event at The Imperial Hotel.

The grand jury included Harshvendra Soin, Global Chief People Officer and Head of Marketing, Tech mahindra; Emmanuel David, Associate Grid International & Retired Director TMTC; Prachi Rastogi, Head of diversity and inclusion, IBM India; Sameer Malhotra, Director & CEO, Shriram Automall India Limited; Bhuvana Subramanyan, Chief Marketing Officer, Randstad India; Harsh Wardhan, CEO, CSC India; Sonica Aron, Managing Partner, Marching Sheep; Talees Rizvi - Director - BW People & BW CFO World Community and Dr. Annurag Batra, Editor in Chief & Chairman, BW Businessworld & Exchange4media

Further, there was a grand celebrations of all the winners which aimed at recognising insightful and talented D&I leads .

The Elite List Of BW People's Diversity And Inclusion Achievers 2022 are:

BW People HR D&I AwardsHarshvendra SoinGlobal Chief People Officer and Head of MarketingTech Mahindra
BW People HR D&I AwardsFarangis ChoudhuryHead – Diversity & InclusionMindtree
BW People HR D&I AwardsShweta ShroffPartner, SAM Diversity CollectiveShardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Best Women advancement AwardNeha sethi Head – Learning & Development, DEI India Board ChairTeleperformance
Best Women advancement AwardRajnish BorahCorp Sr.VP Learning, Organization Effectiveness & Diversity Equity Inclusion HeadWNS Global Services
Disability Confidence AwardSriram RagunandhananVice President – Human ResourceStartek
D&I Pioneering Initiative AwardAshima Kakar
NLB Services
D&I Pioneering Initiative AwardSandra AndrewsSenior Director HRFlex India
D&I Pioneering Initiative AwardVishwajit SamantVice President - Human ResourcesJSW Steel
The Advancing Gender Equality AwardRajnish BorahCorp Sr.VP Learning, Organization Effectiveness & Diversity Equity Inclusion HeadWNS Global Services
Outstanding Diversity NetworkArnabi MarjitVice President - HRLupin
Individual Categories
Diversity Ally of the YearBabu R IyerGeneral Manager-ManufacturingRaymond consumer care
D&I Business Leader AwardRuchi BhallaCountry Head - India Delivery Centers and Vice President, Human Resources (Asia Pacific)Pitney Bowes India
D&I Business Leader AwardManish PatilDirector Faurecia India
HR Champion of the YearSuhas AthmaCHROEV Motors India
D&I Champion of Change AwardGopinath PullaihgariDirector and Head of Human ResourcesVerizon India
D&I Champion of Change AwardBrijesh Yashpal DeshmukhHR Adviser and DE&I LeadFujitsu Consulting India
Inspirational Role Model of the YearDr. S. M. GuptaGlobal Chief People OfficerStartek
Best Workspace Preaching Holistic InclusionAkshaya KashyapSr. Vice President - HRFuture Generali India Insurance Company
Best Diversity EmployerRonita SenGuptaHead of Corporate Communications & Employee ExperienceFujitsu Consulting India

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