Kalpana - Parity Consulting & Training, brings a diverse experience of over 25 years spanning Marketing, Sales, Leadership Development and Diversity & Inclusion.
She spent the early part of her career (8 years) in the corporate world in Marketing & Sales and then transitioned to what she says is her calling: Developing People. As Founder at Maarpidi, a Leadership Development Firm, she partnered with several organizations to grow their leadership pipelines.
Since July 2011, she has partnered with marquee clients in implementing their Diversity & Inclusion Agendas.
Parity Consulting & Training, which she founded in May 2016, has evolved out of her experience in training & coaching over 4000 professionals across the country on gender inclusion. Committed to accelerating inclusion that impacts business, Parity provides solutions that are designed to positively impact gender inclusion in the workplaces.
A Masters in Marketing & Sales, Kalpana is a certified Executive Coach from the Coaching Foundation of India, besides being certified in psychometric instruments such as MBTI, FIRO-B, DISC and the EQ-i 2.0. She is also certified in Transactional Analysis (Org.), NLP (Master Practitioner) and Yoga.
As an Angel Investor, she invests in early stage startups.
She is Founder of Manasvini, an NGO that provides micro credit to women in economically disadvantaged areas of urban cities (www.manasvini.org).
She sits on the board of Durga, an NGO that works on creating safety for women in public spaces (www.durgaindia.org). She is also a member of the Core Committee at BSafe, a safety initiative of BPac in Bangalore (www.bpac.in).
An accomplished Carnatic Vocal singer, she enjoys writing both creative fiction & professional articles. She blogs at www.womanworklife.in
Founder, Director - Parity Consulting & Training, wears many hats: Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach, Trainer and Angel Investor.•••