Bengaluru to Host 5th Edition of 'Inclusion Now' Conference

Bengaluru to Host 5th Edition of 'Inclusion Now' Conference

By: WE Staff | Saturday, 10 February 2024

Bengaluru-based DEI solutions firm Interweave Consulting to host the 5th edition of the two-day conference on the theme of “Inclusive by design”, a futuristic perspective in Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Moving away from Inclusion as an afterthought to proactively designing for inclusion from all aspects whether it is accessibility, technology products and solutions, workplace culture and the ecosystem in general including the planet.

This two-day thought-leadership event will take place in Bengaluru on 22-23 February and will delve into using inclusive design principles to drive cultural transformation.

The 5th edition will witness the presence of a distinguished lineup of speakers including L. Prabhakar, Executive Vice President and Head of Social Investments at ITC; Nirat Bhatnagar, Founder of Belongg and Senior Advisor at Dalberg; Prajakta Kanaglekar Vice President Ekart HR – Flipkart; Prerna Wadikar, Weidenfeld, Saïd, Oxford, Hoffmann, and Lincoln Scholar; Satyaki Raghunath – Chief Operating Officer- Bangalore International Airport Ltd, Vasanthi Srinivasan, Chairperson Digital Learning at IIM Bangalore; Veena Gopalakrishnan, Partner in Employment Law at Trilegal; Vieshaka L Dutta – Director DEI – Publicis Sapient; among others who are poised to share insights and engage in meaningful dialogues.

The event will feature sessions on 'BLUEPRINTS OF BELONGING - Designing Inclusive Workplaces,' 'THE INCLUSION CODE' - Designing Inclusive Technologies,' 'PRODUCTS FOR ALL' -Designing Inclusive Solutions,' and 'GREENING OUR FUTURES' - Designing to
include the planet. At a time when design thinking, technology, and AI are impacting organizational strategies and processes, are we equipped to consciously apply and leverage design in our inclusion initiatives.

In addition to these enlightening sessions, ‘Inclusion Now’ will host 4 expert classes on day 1 – 22nd Feb covering topics such as 'THE TALENT ALGORITHM: Exploring AI Enhanced Talent Management Processes,' 'FEARLESS AT WORK - Elevating Team Performance with Psychological Safety,' 'SOCIAL-ALLY -Exploring the S of ESG,' and 'INCLUSIVE BY DEFAULT - Reimagining Design.'

Speaking on the occasion, Nirmala Menon, Founder & CEO of Interweave Consulting added, “This year, ‘Inclusion Now’ aims to empower attendees to apply inclusive design principles to facilitate Equity and inclusion at workplaces.

The 5th edition promises an immersive experience, offering support and insights across the two days of discussions, conversations and presentations revolving around a vital new trend in DEI. Attendees can expect success stories, actionable takeaways, and a platform to engage with cutting-edge concepts in the ever-evolving landscape of diversity, equity, and inclusion.”