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Under the aegis of “Women security initiative”, NASSCOM organises a half a day workshop on “Dealing with Sexual Harassment at workplaces“.

Directed towards the Head of the organization, Policy makers & Chief Human Officers, the session will bring about a paradigm shift for participants in their beliefs 

  • Gender roles and relations at the workplace
  • Why Complaints Committees are needed
  • Why management must invest time, money, effort for making the workplace more inclusive and respectful
  • Statuary requirements under Bishakha guidelines &  implications under the recently introduced sexual harassment bill  

Detailed profile of the trainer
Supriti specializes in state-of-the-art comprehensive diversity/ anti-discrimination policies, inquiry procedures, trainings for employees/ investigators/ HR and senior management on sexual harassment at the workplace, caste diversity, gender sensitization, diversity and inclusion.

Supriti advises companies, government departments, law firms, NGOs, educational institutions. She was Chairperson of the Grievance Redressal Body for sexual harassment complaints at Infosys Technologies & the group (1999-2006) and continues to advise many IT and ITeS companies.

In 2010, Supriti was invited as a speaker by UN Women, the apex organization for all women’s issues. In 2008, Supriti spoke at the World Diversity Leadership Summit at the UN Headquarters, New York and has been liaising with Diversity Best Practices, a leading US group for their activities in India.
  She has also attended Diversity conferences in Hong Kong, New York and other places.

Supriti started her career in academics (1988) with teaching Economics at M.E.S.College, Bangalore. This was followed by appointment as RBI fellow at Institute for Social and Economic Change researching microfinance models with PRADAN, Madurai in India; Rural Friends Association & the Credit Union League in Thailand (1991-94). Supriti taught Economics with a legal orientation at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (1994-2000), where she was also in-charge of student body activities.

Supriti co-authored a 2-volume book (2002) with Ramesh Ramanathan and Sharon Barnhardt from Princeton University titled ‘Urban Poverty Alleviation in India’ that analyses all urban poverty alleviation programmes since India’s independence until 2002. The book projects microfinance needs for the urban poor and provides a rationale for setting up an urban body like NABARD to cater to urban microcredit requirements.

Supriti also conducts visioning exercises for NGOs to help them articulate their vision, missions, core values, strategies, core products and focus areas, etc.

Supriti graduated with Economics Honours from Punjab University (1986) and M.A. Economics from Bangalore University (1988). Supriti’s career has been interspersed with continuing education and research stints at Hamburg University, Nottingham University, New York University, Cornell University & American Management Association, New York.

As National Vice-Chairperson of SPICMACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth), Supriti volunteers her time raising funds and organizing concerts by eminent artistes in schools and colleges all over India.

Her email id is
supriti11@yahoo.co.in 

Contact

Soumitra Dasgupta
Tel: 91 11 47670100
Email: Soumitra@nasscom.in

Nidhi Gupta
Tel: 91 11 47670100
Email: nidhi@nasscom.in

www.nasscom.in/safety-workshop-women

Venue

International Youth Centre
2nd Floor
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, Delhi
India

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