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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Srimathi Shivashankar

Srimathi Shivashankar is one among the Future Leaders’ Team set up by the World Business Council for Sustainability Development. She was a member of the advisory council of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a working committee member of the Global Gender Parity Group of the World Economic Forum, and continues to be an active member of the Diversity & Inclusion core committee of NASSCOM – India. Srimathi is also on the Women Empowerment task force of Confederation of Indian Industry. She assisted in preparing the first Affirmative Action Council report lead by the Confederation of Indian Industry-India and has served as an advisory member for various councils to establish CSR guidelines. She has also published and presented papers in international forums on diversity and sustainability and has been a panel speaker at the World Investment Conference 2012. A Computer Science engineer, Srimathi holds an MBA in International Business. At HCL, she heads the global Diversity and Inclusion practice, employee engagement, and partner programs. She leads CSR activities of HCL Technologies Foundation and oversees all Sustainability audits and reporting requirements of HCL.