Panel Discussion- Role of managers and leaders in building an inclusive culture

Marching Sheep presents a panel discussion on the Role of Managers and Leaders in building an inclusive culture.
 
Employees experience an organization through their managers. 
 
How managers and leaders support employees, of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicity, sexuality, and allow them to bring their authentic selves to work, to bring their best forward defines the true culture of an organization. Leaders and Managers play a critical role in building elements of a culture of belonging. 
 
In this Panel Discussion, we are going to speak with Industry leadersRachana Panda & Country Group Head Communications, PA & Sustainability (South Asia) from Bayer, Ganga Ganapathi Poovaiah (she/ her), VP, Marketing and Client Success from, Epsilon and Tanima Dhawan, HR Director of Zoo Media and gather their insights and experiences on this topic.
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Session on International Women’s Day

It is so encouraging to see organisations across sectors celebrate #Internationalwomensday2022 with so much enthusiasm and intent. We had meaningful sessions with Zee Entertainment VFS Global Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories BSH Home Appliances Group Sony Music Entertainment AkzoNobel and the next week holds new promises. Each session was different. Both men and women joined and actively participated. There was serious intent to #Breakthebias and move the needle.

Gratitude to Kiran Jagtiani Harsha Vatnani, SPHRi Nikita Shetty Manali Parmar Madhupritha Krishnan Prasad Utekar Faith Tham Anushree Singh Devika Tandon Akanksha Takyar Harsha Shaikh for making us a part of your journey.
A big shout out to team Marching Sheep Rupali Kaul Nandita Krishan (She/Her/Hers) Sourajita Panda (She/Her/Hers)  for curating and contextualising each session and Bhaskar Batri and Prerna Arora for supporting us all through out.

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TTT session with UPL

Last week we had the opportunity to interact with the #HR team of LATAM region at UPL. It was a #trainthetrainer session that MarchingSheep conducted for an inquisitive and enthusiastic group of HR folks where we equipped them with tools and expertise to conduct #sensitizationsessions for their workforce on #unconsciousbias . It was a wonderful session, where there was sharing of anecdotes, experiences, workplace examples and so much more. Thank you María Agustina Veiga and Julieta Ruiz Galindo for sharing the cultural nuances of your region and helping us contextualize the session.

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Panel Discussion on ‘The International Day for Persons with Disability’

Disability is a particular way of being, moving, thinking, hearing, seeing, emoting, processing, expressing or even living. The particular way that a person experiences disability defines their life in the sense that it’s the platform upon which they filter and see their world; but it does not define them by way of saying that they can’t be or do whatever they want. Just because someone has different limits than others, does not mean that they are unable to perform a job or contribute meaningfully or lead a full life.
On the occasion of ‘The International Day for Persons with Disability’, we at Marching Sheep held a Panel Discussion with leaders from different industries and advocates of Disability Inclusion, who shared their experiences and valuable perspectives on how we can make a tangible difference in our #workplaces, our thinking and our mindset to help persons with disability live a life without discrimination.
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Session with UPL

Marching Sheep is excited to kick start its collaboration with UPL with a series of engaging sessions on  diversity and inclusion with their Europe leadership team. These sessions were a mix of conversations, activities, games, reflections and a lot of fun perfectly reflecting the nuances of diversity and inclusion in the region. The sessions focused on the importance of DEI today and the role leaders can play through inclusive communication and leveraging their privilege in creating an inclusive culture.

Heartfelt thanks to 
Laetitia FieuAkanksha Jain and Sergi Montells for making us a part of this journey and the support extended to curate the content for these sessions. Team Marching Sheep looks forward to more such sessions in the future

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Podcast with GAYBCD

Hear our Managing Partner, Sonica Aron, as she shares her candid views on some interesting topics around inclusion of people from LGBTQ community in our society today. From the evolving portrayal of #lgbtqcommunity in Bollywood, the #challenges they face at the workplace, to the level of sensitization and policy changes required towards their inclusion and even some great movie recommendations in the end, listen to this honest interaction she had with Farhad Karkaria and Sunetro Lahiri for some thought provoking insights on LGBTQ inclusion today! Thank you both for this opportunity!
Listen to the podcast using the links below:

Youtube Platform : https://lnkd.in/e3Wi5a4c
Spotify Platform : https://lnkd.in/eCTb82FV
Apple Music : https://lnkd.in/epkBYrhX

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Panel Discussion- Broadening narrative of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in virtual and hybrid working models

We all know how the landscape of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has changed over the last few years. It has now extended beyond gender and includes other important facets such as age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mindsets, people with disabilities to name a few.

But we see the narrative of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion changing even further in the new hybrid ways of working. In the hybrid workplace different categories have emerged among employees: like those who are in the office and those who are remote. So what are organizations doing to create an even playing field for all in this environment?

With the same thought, Marching Sheep brings to you its next Panel Discussion on “The Broadening Narrative of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Virtual and Hybrid Working Models”. We have an illustrious panel comprising of industry leaders Amit Chincholikar from Tata Consumer ProductsManish Sinha from Mahindra and Mahindra Limited [Automotive and Farm Equipment Business]Manvi Sushil (She/Her/Hers) from Avery DennisonSheetal Sandhu from ICRA and Raman Kumar Singh from ABB, who will share their insightsexperiences and views on integrating different aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion in today’s times. So, mark the date, 6th August, on your calendar and join us live on our social media platforms. We look forward to seeing you at the Panel Discussion!

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Session with Metropolis Healthcare

A 5 week long meaningful journey with a dynamic and inquisitive group of HR professionals from Metropolis Healthcare concluded last week. Congratulations to all the participants for successfully completing the online SHRBP certification program . It was an exciting journey with #live case studies, action learning assignments and some insightful discussions. We are sure the learnings from the journey will help the participants become effective and most importantly strategic HR Business Partners in the new normal.

Thank you Ishita Anand Medhekar and Amrita Kachroo Binu  for initiating this journey with MarchingSheep.

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Sessions with Owens Corning

Last week we conducted a unique session with the leadership team of Owens Corning on Inclusive Leadership & Psychological Safety as they celebrated their I&D (Inclusion and Diversity) Week. It was a session with no slides, only video clips, reflections and conversations!

Kudos to all the participants for their enthusiastic participation and the willingness and curiosity to understand the nuances of diversity, equity and inclusion and how we can drive inclusion in our teams. Big thanks to Shilpika Jain for making this happen. We look forward to partnering for many more such interactions.

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