About RISE

 

RISE (Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equity) is India’s premier LGBT+ Job Fair and Conference.

Over the last 3 years, RISE Job Fairs have enabled over 300 job offers in BFSI, IT/ITes, FMCG, Consulting, Manufacturing, Automobile, and other sectors.

RISE Conferences have brought together CXOs, CHROs, D&I, HR leaders, ERG Leaders, Executive Sponsors, LGBT+ & Ally changemakers from around the world, enabled ERGs to transform to BRGs, grown the tribe of champions of inclusion and accelerated collective progress. 

 

And this year, we commit to #OUTDO.

We are here to push forward and enable Better Opportunities and more Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT+ Talent. We are here to help workplaces transform into havens of inclusion and belonging, that attract, retain and nurture talent across the spectrum.

The RISE Revolution 

 

What started as an audacious goal in 2019 to reimagine a world of equity, has today transformed many lives and livelihoods. Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Hiring and Proactive Inclusion has transformed India Inc and the LGBT+ community, for no one should have to choose between career and identity.

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JOB FAIR


Connects LGBT+ Talent and Inclusive Employers. The day-long Job Fair is a safe space where LGBT+ job seekers can meet companies, interact with the recruiters, learn about job opportunities, and get interviewed from the comfort of their home. 



Why should inclusive companies HIRE at the RISE Job Fair?


  • Access the largest LGBT+ talent pool under one roof
  • Pre-screened candidate pool to hire from
  • Talent across experience and industry spectrum
  • Support at all steps, we got you covered.





RISE Job Fair concluded on 30th April 2022. 
Join the Inclusion revolution next year, in our 5th edition!

Want to HIRE LGBT+ Talent?

CONFERENCE


Brings together CXOs, CHROs, D&I, HR leaders, ERG Leaders, Executive Sponsors, LGBT+ & Ally changemakers, from around the world to share ideas and actionable tools for sustainable LGBT+ Inclusion. Immerse in the knowledge pool with keynotes, panel discussions, research reports, masterclasses, breakouts, networking sessions and more. 


Why should you register for RISE Conference?


  • Learn and get inspired by industry experts
  • Hear from LGBT+ and Ally champions, the doers
  • Network, find your tribe that helps you succeed
  • Best practices from around the world, not ideas but real-life examples





RISE Conference concluded on 28th July 2022. 
Join the Inclusion revolution next year, in our 5th edition!

Interested to attend?

AGENDA

Day 1 : 27th July 2022
SESSION I : 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM (IST)

Opening: Welcome to RISE 2022
Keynote: When the Going gets Tough!
Keynote: Asian Lens on Inclusion
CXO Plenary Panel: Leadership- Paving the way

BREAKOUT SESSION: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (IST)

Breakout: Intentionally Intersectional
Breakout: Representation Matters
Masterclass: Culture of Inclusion

STORIES, ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATION : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (IST)
Stand-up Comedy | Pride in Education | Coming Out Stories 


SESSION II : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (IST)

Keynote: Inclusion Begins with "I"
Keynote: Globalizing Pride: History, Culture, supporting LGBTQ people around the world
Global CDO Plenary Panel: Building Belonging in a Hybrid World

BREAKOUT SESSION: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (IST)

Breakout: Supplier Diversity : Diversity Matters at Every Step
Breakout: ERG - Every Step Counts
Masterclass: Mental Health & Neurodiversity

Day 2 : 28th July 2022
SESSION I : 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM (IST)

Opening: Welcome to RISE 2022
Keynote: Business Leaders invested in LGBT+ Inclusion
Keynote: Inclusion for Human and Business Advancement
CXO Plenary Panel: The Change Drivers

BREAKOUT SESSION: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (IST)

Breakout: Understanding the Trans Act
Breakout: LGBT+ Inclusion - a Multi-Gen Perspective
Masterclass: Inclusive Policies & Benefits

STORIES AND NETWORKING : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (IST)
Rainbow Parenting | Open Networking


SESSION II : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (IST)

Keynote: Belonging - A Business Strategy
Keynote: Canadian Perspectives on LGBT+ Rights
Civic Society Plenary Panel: A Global Perspective - LGBT+ in 2022
Report Launch: LGBT+ Entrepreneurship and Supplier Diversity in India

BREAKOUT SESSION: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (IST)

Breakout: CSR: Community Engagement during Covid & Beyond
Breakout: Trans & Non-Binary Inclusion
Masterclass: Allyship in Action

HOSTS

Speakers

Aruna Desai

Co-Founder and Administrator
Sweekar The Rainbow Parents
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Kavya Jaiswal

Project Implementation Analyst
ADP
Speakers

Kusuma Krishna

Program Manager for Tech Culture
Intuit
Speakers

Melanie DSouza

Director Business Intelligence / Global Pride ERG Leader
Citrix
Speakers

Raymond Phang

Co-Founder
ShanghaiPRIDE
Speakers

Rohit Nair

Senior Content Designer
Intuit
Speakers

Shreya Krishnan

SVP - Marketing and Communications
Aon India

Meet Our Thought Leaders

Speakers

Aayan Jaisheel

Product Head, Cactus Labs
Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Speakers

Amanda Strohan

Deputy High Commissioner
High Commission of Canada
Speakers

Ani Bahadur Vasu

Student
BITS Pilani
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Aritra Kanjilal

Sr. Manager, Product Leadership
NielsenIQ
Speakers

Arun Sharma

Senior Vice President,
Fiserv Technology Services
Speakers

Arvind Narrain

Advocate
Speakers

Belinda Sheehan

Senior Managing Consultant and A/NZ Neurodiversity Program Manager, Consulting
IBM
Speakers

Bo Young Lee

Chief D&I Officer
Uber
Speakers

Charlene Liu

Co-Founder
ShanghaiPRIDE
Speakers

Claire Sherwin

Head of People Service and Regional HR
Finastra

Sponsorships for this edition are closed. Check back for our 5th edition in 2023!

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

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Plenary Panel

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Masterclass

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Breakout

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Report Launch

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Live Contest

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Gifting Partner

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Logistics Partner

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JOB FAIR SPONSORS

EVENT PASSES

27th July : ONE-DAY PASS

INR 2000/-

  • 4 Keynotes
  • 2 Plenaries
  • 2 Masterclasses
  • 4 Breakouts 
  • Entertainment

28th July : ONE-DAY PASS

INR 2000/-

  • 4 Keynotes
  • 2 Plenaries
  • 2 Masterclasses
  • 4 Breakouts 
  • Entertainment

27th & 28th July : TWO-DAY PASS

INR 3200/-

  • 8 Keynotes
  • 4 Plenaries
  • 4 Masterclasses
  • 8 Breakouts 
  • Entertainment

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