Parity Consulting & Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Present

POSHasya Conclave 2019

Hyatt, Gachibowli, Hyderabad | 28th June, 2019

The Conclave Starts in:








Friday June, 28


9:30am – 9:45am

Opening Statements

Speaker: Kalpana Tatavarti, Founder & CEO, Parity Consulting

Parity’s vision for POSHasya – a community of POSH ambassadors committed to creating safe and inclusive workplaces


9:45am – 10:00am

Keynote Address


Why we should care about sexual harassment in workplaces.


10:00am – 10:30am

Speaker Perspective – Effective Compliance

Speaker: Rashmi Pradeep, Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

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What are the key provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013? Compliance has been introduced in order to tackle workplace sexual harassment. When implementing the key provisions, how can organizations ensure that compliance maps to effectively curbing workplace sexual harassment?

Tea Break and Networking

10:30 AM to 10: 45 AM


10:45am – 11:30am

Panel Discussion – Recognizing and Reporting Sexual Harassment

Moderator: Rianna Lobo, Juris Prime

Ddharaniikota Ssuyodhan:  International Commercial and Corporate Lawyer
Director and Head of Legal – for a renowned Software Company.
Shathi Sharma: CHRO, Dixcy Textiles
Nandini Mehta: Head, Business HR, Max Retail Division, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd.
Padmaja Paravataneni: Executive Committee Member & Jt. Secretary, HYSEA

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For many years, behaviors of sexual harassment were considered “normal”. As more people are speaking up, the norms of behavior are shifting. How can organizations keep up with these changes and more importantly, equip their employees to recognize sexual harassing behaviors? There is still a stigma around reporting sexual harassment. How can organizations encourage reporting?


11:30am – 12:15pm

Parity Masterclass – Case Laws Through a Social Lens 

Speaker: Kalpana Tatavarti, Founder & CEO, Parity Consulting

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Case laws are important to understand the nuances and ground reality of the Act. Laxmi Char will conduct a master class that will look at recent case laws in the wider social context. Participants will gain insight into Parity’s unique socio-legal framework, that will equip them to understand the provisions of the Act as well as the spirit of the Act.


12:15pm – 1:00pm

Panel Discussion – Equipping our ICs: Advantages, Challenges and Successes  

Moderator: Abhaya Tatavarti, Lead Consultant, Parity Consulting

Ashok Pamidi: CEO, Nasscom Foundation, Head Nasscom Diversity & Inclusion
Abe Abraham: Director-Employment Practice, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Neeti Tiwari: Head Managed Market Finance, Novartis
Usha Gandepalli: HR Business Partner, Oracle India

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ICs are a very unique concept and there are not many precedents we can look for within the wider international community. ICCs are vested with immense power. How do we ensure that ICs are well-equipped and what are the common challenges that we see?

Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM to 2: 00 PM


2:00pm – 2:30pm

Speaker Perspective – Implementing the Act

Speaker: Catriona Mackness, HR Business Partner, Thomson Reuters

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In following the provisions of the law, there are often operational challenges while implementing it. What are common operational challenges faced by organizations and How are they handling them? A session by an organizational representative on implementing the Act and its mandates.


2:30pm – 3:30pm

Leading by Example – Best Practices

Presentation By:

Sarika Pradhan: POSH Head and Behavioural Development Head, Wipro 

Sheetal Anand: VP International HR Infrastructure Planning and Development, Wells Fargo

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Some Organizations are leading the way in preventing sexual harassment in their workpalces, by going above & beyond the law. Wipro shares their best practices and their journey in being thought leaders.


3:30pm – 4:45pm

Panel Discussion – Planning for a Future Where No One Has to Say #MeToo

Speaker Perspective: The Indian #MeToo landscape and the social forces driving it.

Laxmi Char, Co-Founder, Parity Consulting

Panel Discussion

S. Sivakumar: Group Head Agri & IT Business, ITC

Rashmi Pradeep: Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Aamir Ullah Khan: Adjunct professor, NALSAR, ISB, MCRHRDI

Francis Anthony: Trailmaker- Salesforce, Lead- Outforce India APAC


4:45pm – 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Meena Jagtiani

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The POSHasya conclave is dedicated to powering respectful workplaces by completely preventing sexual harassment.  Our marquee speakers and their experiences are the highlights of our conclaves. We hand pick the topics such that it has immediate value to you and your organization.