Karthik Ekambaram

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

Company: Avtar Group
Role: Session Presenter

2022 Conference Session: Empowering ERG Leaders to Lead with Purpose and Impact (S5-C)

Karthik Ekambaram is an Avtar Group Diversity and Inclusion specialist with rich experience successfully completing several seminal projects for various organizations. An MBA with more than 25 years of experience in business analysis, talent strategy, and workforce diversity consulting, he has devised flexible working policies and created diversity-ready workplaces for several Fortune 500 organizations.

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. He leads India’s largest study on diversity and inclusion—Working Mother and Avtar Best Companies for Women and Most Inclusive Companies in India.

Karthik has conducted several D&I audits and assessments of organizations across industries. He has also conducted workshops for senior leadership teams in companies such as Abbott, JSW Group, Boeing, Sundaram Fasteners, and PepsiCo India. He has co-authored several papers that have been published in journals of national and international repute, and has been conferred the Diversity Leadership Award by World HRD Congress.




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