Karthik Ekambaram

Senior Vice President

Company: AVTAR Group
Role: Session Presenter

2020 Conference Session: (Cancelled) Devil’s Advocate—Working Toward Solutions for a Gender-Inclusive Workplace Using Premortem Technique (S6-F)

Karthik Ekambaram, senior vice president for AVTAR, is a diversity and inclusion specialist who has completed several seminal projects successfully for various organizations. An MBA with more than 20 years of experience in business analysis, talent strategy and workforce diversity consulting, Karthik has devised flexible working policies and created diversity-ready workplaces for several Fortune 500 organizations. He brings with him a rich experience of managing a wide range of requirements for creating futuristic workplaces.

As one of India’s pioneering workers in the field of second career programs, Karthik has been a key architect in the re-entry of women into the workplace. He has worked on many research studies on diversity and inclusion, second careers for women, generations in the workforce, flexible working, and work-life balance.

Karthik leads India’s largest gender analytics study—Working Mother and AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India— http://www.avtarinc.com/bcwi.html. He has also conducted diversity and inclusion workshops and audits for a number of organizations.

Karthik has co-authored several papers that have been published in journals of national and international repute. He has been conferred the DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP AWARD by World HRD Congress.

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