The way Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is seen and experienced in India is very different from the way it is approached in the west. India as a nation is diverse, we have multiple religions, rituals, and practices. We have made some progress in the Corporate context, however, there are lots to do. Your organization could be based in India or could be an MNC, D&I from the Indian context needs to be looked at very differently. Even today when I talk to my clients about D&I most of them are taking baby steps. Today the beginning is being made by focusing on gender solely, the other areas are just given some peak. MNC’s have done what the global parent has asked, however they are still looking for support to make the work on D&I more local. In the Indian context one needs to focus on the localization of D&I: caste, creed, status, gender, generations, regions and lots more.
At Celebratory Network, we engage with organizations in the context of their environment. Our focus is to work with how the organization views D&I, create safe spaces through our Conversation Circles, engage with the Unconscious Bias, identify Organizational Blind Spots, create awareness on factors that affect inclusion and meritocracy.
Build D&I focusing communities – Organizations cannot lead D&I from outside, there need to be strong pillars internally to lead change and make D&I a way of being.
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