Transformance Forums and MarchingSheep have been partnering for DEI summit & Awards | 7th June 2024, Mumbai

Transformance Forums and MarchingSheep have been partnering for DEI summit & Awards since their inception. And am very proud and delighted to share that each year, we have both widened and deepened the scope of coverage in content, making it an enriching experience for speakers as well as the delegates.
This year when Abidali Dossa and I spoke about the upcoming conference, we wanted to make it the most compelling and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. From covering different dimensions of hashtag#diversity, talking about linkage of #DEI and #ESG, to driving hashtag#inclusiveculture holistically, to bringing in stellar speakers and hashtag#industryleaders who are not only making an impact in their respective organizations but at the societal level as well.
We constantly asked ourselves, how do we make the content unique, bring out learnings, insights and experiences that people can walk away with and apply in their organizations. How can we get people truly passionate about DEIB under one roof?
Many of you who have known me, worked with me, whether in my corporate stints or with Marching Sheep, would know that DEIB is not business for me. It is a mission and a passion. And I am grateful to Abid and team to make this event come live in letter and spirit.
Look forward to seeing you all in Mumbai on 7th June. This event is for everyone! #DEIheads #LnDheads #CHROs #CEOs

Link- https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sonica-aron-she-her-hers-17499a1_diversity-dei-esg-activity-7199608383623057409-ibYF?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

Read more

Akshay Tyagi as a guest speaker in the 3rd Session of DEI Certification

In 3rd session of DEI certification, we delved into the crucial topic of LGBTQIA+ inclusion, exploring its nuances and significance for over four enriching hours. And guess what? We had the honor of hosting a surprise guest, Akshay Tyagi (He/His), the DEI head of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. 🎉
Akshay shared invaluable insights from his experience leading one of the pioneering companies in hashtag#LGBTQIA+ inclusion. He reminded us that inclusion isn’t a one-person show – it’s about fostering a thriving internal community where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.
We’ve got to give a massive shoutout to our incredible participants who fearlessly tackled this week’s assignment, challenging generational norms and exploring the intersections of age, gender and culture. 🙌 Priya Runthala (She/Her) Krithika Srinivasan Sushmita Bandopadhyay Radhika Singh Deepti Dwivedi Shuchi Arora Dr. Manvi Sharma Subhasmita Misra
Stay tuned for more insightful sessions, in partnership with FICCI , as we continue our journey towards creating workplaces where diversity, equity, and inclusion thrive!
#DEI #LGBTQIAInclusion #CommunityMatters #DEICertification
#DiversityEquityInclusion #ProfessionalDevelopment #Leadership #InclusionMatters #Actionlearningjourney #makeadifference

Link- https://www.linkedin.com/posts/marchingsheep_lgbtqia-dei-lgbtqiainclusion-activity-7198221800600707072-kZwa?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

Read more

4th Batch of DEI Certification

Our 4th Batch of #DEIcertification started with a bang 2 weeks back!
This 8-week intensive action-learning course is designed to equip participants with core DEI competencies through a highly hashtag#comprehensive and #participative learning experience.
Each certification batch is an opportunity for us to learn and adapt, making sure we deliver the most effective and dynamic DEI training possible. This time we have bonus micro-learning quizzes for participants each week.
A big shout out to our amazing participants who bring enthusiasm and commitment to every session! Krithika Srinivasan Sushmita Bandopadhyay Radhika Singh Priya Runthala (She/Her) Deepti Dwivedi Shuchi Arora Subhasmita Manvi Sharma. Your active participation makes this journey enriching for everyone.
Register your interest for the next batch as we continue to empower leaders and change makers in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Gratitude to Shatabdi Ghosh for joining us as guest speaker in session 2. Your insights and thought-provoking perspectives were invaluable!
#DEICertification #DiversityEquityInclusion #ProfessionalDevelopment #Leadership #InclusionMatters #Actionlearningjourney #makeadifference

Link- https://www.linkedin.com/posts/marchingsheep_deicertification-comprehensive-participative-activity-7196032965800304640-owaD?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

Read more

Session with Zimmer Biomet on International Women’s Day

Ever wondered how diversity enriches our lives in ways we may not always notice?

At our recent session with Zimmer Biomet on the occasion of International Women’s Day, we delved deep into understanding diversity and nurturing inclusion. From the workplace to our communities, #diversity is woven into every aspect of our existence. It’s about recognizing the unique perspectives and experiences each individual brings to the table. #Inclusion, on the other hand, isn’t just a grand gesture but can be seen in the smallest actions of acceptance and support towards one another.

Our Founder & CEO, Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers) shared her thoughts on how embracing diversity and fostering inclusion can create a more vibrant and harmonious environment for everyone. It’s not just about ticking boxes; it’s about truly valuing each person’s voice and contribution.

Thank you Utsav Khandelwal and Neha Sudan for this opportunity.

As we reflect on this meaningful event, let’s remember that true inclusion begins with each one of us.

Join us in championing Diversity and Inclusion strategies for a more equitable future and to know how, together, we can make a difference.

Link- https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7179326408320589824

Read more

Session at Carrier Midea

Unconscious bias is like a navigational compass – subtly guiding our decisions and interactions without our conscious awareness. However, like a compass needle that can be recalibrated, with awareness and intentional effort, we can realign our biases toward a more inclusive direction.

It was a privilege to engage with Carrier Midea employees and facilitate an insightful session exploring the intricacies of diversity, unconscious biases, and the underlying factors of social conditioning. Led by our Founder & CEO, Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers), participants embarked on a journey of self-discovery, unraveling the intricacies of bias and its profound impact on inclusivity. Real-life anecdotes illuminated the discussion, compelling individuals to confront assumptions and challenge stereotypes.

Thank you Lopamudra Banerjee and Sangeeta Mukherjee for making us a part of your #IWD2024 celebrations.

As we reflect on this enriching experience, let us pledge to champion diversity and inclusion not just within our own spaces, but across all spheres.

Reach us to know more about how to take inspired action to forge a more equitable world.

Link- https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7178344951154450432

Read more

International Women’s Day Celebration at Galderma

“The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.” – Aristotle

It was an honour to be part of the #iwd2024 celebrations at Galderma.

Speaking with their employees, our founder & CEO, Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers), delved into topics of diversity, unconscious biases, and the roots of social conditioning. She delved into the tenets of #inclusion, emphasizing that Inclusion starts with “I”.

In acknowledging the breadth of what we still have to learn, we take a step towards greater awareness and inclusivity, both in the workplace and in society.

Thank you Tripti Nogria and Trisha Nayak for making us a part of Galderma’s journey.

Here’s to #breakingbarriers and building a brighter, more #diverse future together!

Link – https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7174265373003771906

Read more

Sonica Aron recognized with the Global Woman Leadership award at the Global Women Leadership Congress & Awards, Mumbai

In the midst of the rich diversity of nationalities, professions, life experiences and life-stages, the common thread was the exceptional achievements of every leader.

The joy and honour of sharing space with such phenomenal awardees were multiplied with moments of pride to have our Founder Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers) recognized with the Global Woman Leadership award at the Global Women Leadership Congress & Awards, Mumbai.

Thank you WORLD HRD Congress, Dr R.L Bhatia, Aalok Pandit for organizing such a wonderful event.

Link https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7168452882336280576/

Read more

Sonica Aron at JobsPiker Podcast

Crafting a holistic approach to managing diverse talent in today’s dynamic work environment!

Catchy as it sounds, listen to this podcast from JobsPikr and hosted by Parvesh Prakash where the Founder of MarchingSheep, Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers) brings to the table intense HR expertise and invaluable insights gathered through on-ground experience of 20+ years working across 80 nationalities and 300+ organizations.
https://lnkd.in/d_RckCm3

Link https://www.jobspikr.com/podcasts/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=linkedin_16Feb

Read more

Sonica Aron in Cover Page of HRAI Magazine

Proud to share the insightful cover story by Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers), our Founder & CEO, in the latest edition of #HRAIMagazine centered around “Talent Tapestry: Weaving Success in the Modern Work Landscape.”

In this article, Sonica is sharing about our comprehensive research-based DIY playbook- building Disability Confident Organizations. With a focus on inclusivity, the report delves into the nuances of reasonable accommodations for all 21 disabilities under the RPWD Act 2016.

Sonica unveils the journey behind creating this impactful report, the candid conversations with people with disabilities, and the extensive research. The report answers the need for an in-depth and consolidated body of work to be available for those wanting to drive change.

The report offers a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a Disability Confident Organization.

She says, “By recognizing and leveraging the unique threads within the tapestry, organizations can thrive and prosper in the modern work mosaic”.

A must-read for all striving towards fostering truly inclusive workplaces.

Link https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7166657340476190720

Read more

Session at HSBC

Facilitating change in perspective is a facilitator’s dream come true. The grip of social conditioning on our beliefs and worldview tends to be deeper than we imagine. Unravelling this grip demands an artful approach, one that Marching Sheep has mastered. Creating a safe, non-judgmental space, our team skillfully guides participants on a journey to take control of their thinking.
Hey, it’s not bragging when backed by data!

Kudos to this wonderful group of seasoned professionals who joined us with an open mind.
Thank you so much team HSBC, Jyotika Menon, Sonia Daryanani, your trust fuels our passion for transformative learning experiences.
Here’s to breaking through #SocialConditioning and embracing #awareness together!!!

Link https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7165203857155862529/

Read more