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Structured Approach To Diversity And Inclusion A Must – InclusionNow 2021 “ Beyond The Obvious”

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·      80% of the Panelists on InclusionNow 2021 said that organisations and leaders are the ones who can make a difference and that they have equal stakes in ensuring sustainable and inclusive economies

·      With 10% of Indians holding more than 75% of the national wealth and bottom 60% owing less than 5%, India as a country needs to work on equity and inclusion in very intentional ways.

·      This flagship event, in all three years, has brought over 250+business leaders, DEI practitioners and thought leaders together



Interweave’s flagship event, #InclusionNow was recently held from 17th – 19th March 2021, and was attended by business leaders, thinkers, activists and practitioners of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and students alike. A departure from its previous two editions, the third edition of #InclusionNow was held in a virtual format collapsing borders and enabling global participation across three days. 

The theme unpacked some of the deeper issues that as a society, have typically tended to underplay or ignore but have surfaced with renewed vigour during the pandemic. Conversations this year were designed to challenge our current thinking and to refresh and re-engage us with clarity and courage to accommodate new and unexpected realities.


Highlights of InclusionNow 2021

· The impact of the pandemic, the rapid adoption of technology and its impact, the legal nuances on the subject besides exploring broader aspects of gender, gender identities, sexual orientation, abilities, race/caste and the impact of their intersectionalities in real life.


· A structured approach to Diversity and Inclusions in building a fair society is a must.


· As a country that is home to over 2000 different languages and dialects, practice different religions, has four major castes and over 4000 sub-castes with regional variations and even wider disparities between urban and rural, a very complex culture exists that throws up tremendous challenges for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

This has been further complicated by the fact that economic and social inequality are intertwined leaving several sections of socially marginalized from economic growth.





22nd March 2021