'Women Mean Business' conference

Event details | Event-Overview | Session Details | Session Description | Panelist Profile

Event Details

Date: December 11, 2009
Venue: Hyatt Regency Mumbai, Sahar Airport Road, Mumbai, India


Event Overview

The ‘Women Mean Business’ conference brings together successful professionals from across India. The conference provides a platform to share knowledge and experience across a diverse range of sectors and create a lasting network of contacts.

Organized by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, the conference has keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops. Infosys is the Silver Sponsor of the event. Nandita Gurjar, Senior Vice President and Group Head, Human Resources, Infosys, participates in a panel discussion.


Session Details

Topic: Panel discussion on Leadership – Next step up
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Panelist: Nandita Gurjar, Senior Vice President and Group Head, Human Resources, Infosys


Session Description

Challenge your thoughts on the glass ceiling and listen to the stories and thoughts on women making their way into what has historically been a man's world. Find out what according to panelists are the biggest challenges, pitfalls and success factors.

The discussion focuses on how much of a 'business issue' gender balance is in corporate India. The international statistical comparisons are not encouraging. What do the panelists think of the issue and how it has affected their careers?

What is the current gender balance of the companies the panelists work for? The discussion will also focus on gender balance at different levels in the organization with an emphasis on senior management.


Panelist Profile


Nandita was appointed as the Human Resources Head in December 2007. With over 1,00,000 employees, she is focused on making Infosys, the preferred choice of global talent.

Earlier, Nandita established and headed the Human Resources department at Infosys BPO. She was instrumental in scaling up the HR department as the business grew to US$ 250 million with 16,000 employees, five centers in India and six global centers. Nandita joined Infosys in 1999 and founded the Learning and Development unit to implement learning and training effectiveness and set benchmarks for growth and development.

Nandita is often invited to speak on HR strategy, workforce management and business leadership. She has addressed many prestigious forums such as Great Place to Work, Conference Board, the World Bank and others. Nandita has been honored for her contributions to HR and leadership. She won the Human Capital Business Leader of the Year award by the Singapore Society of Human Resource Management. The HR practices she has instituted have been recognized by international forums such as American Society for Training & Development, Workforce Optima, among others.

Nandita holds a degree in Literature from Nizam College, Hyderabad, and a master's degree in Psychology from Osmania University.

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