“Inspire to Aspire”

A platform to foster conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) at Eastman

19 March 2024: The “Inspire to Aspire”, dedicated to fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace, unfolded an engaging panel discussion that captivated the audience with insightful ideas and strategies.

Distinguished Panelists:

  • Swaroopa Rani: Head of Eastmen
  • Rama Bhamidipaty: VP & Global Leader, Common Components, OpenText
  • Uma Rao: Chief HR Officer, Sekhmet Pharmaventures
  • Viiveck Verma: Founder & Principal Consultant, Upsurge Enterprise Solutions
  • Vinay Agarwal: Global Head- HR Business Partner, Tech Mahindra

These esteemed panelists shared their personal journeys, experiences, and actionable strategies that have propelled their success while championing DE&I initiatives.

The event underscored the importance of empowering women to pursue steadfast career paths and encouraging men to become allies in fostering an inclusive work environment.

Discussions delved into the significance of mentorship programs, digital solutions, and grassroots initiatives in advancing equity and nurturing a culture of DE&I.

The panelists also explored the pivotal role of leadership in embedding DE&I principles into organizational and familial structures, emphasizing the importance of resilience and embracing virtues that contribute to personal and professional growth.

The “Inspire to Aspire” event provided a platform for open dialogue and reaffirmed a collective commitment to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for all.

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