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8 a.m.

Registration starts

9 a.m.

Inaugural ceremony (Lamp Lighting with dignitaries High Commission of Canada to India)

9:15 a.m.

A Talk Session by Shree Gauri Sawant, Transgender Rights Activist, Director Sakshi Char Chowghi, Goodwill ambassador of the election commission

9:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion 1: Topic: Inclusion in mainstream employment: Challenges and way ahead, Moderator: Lisa Nova Jena , Panelists : Manvendra Singh Gohil, Suhail Abbasi, Pearl Daruwalla & Sri Ram

10:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion 2 : Topic: Corporate engagement with LGBTQ Youth - success stories and challenges, Moderator: Lisa Nova Jena, Panelists: Shikrani Raghwendra,Sanchit Sethi,Rishu, Rashi Wadhera

10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion 3 : Topic: Why LGBTQ Inclusion matter for corporates? What are the best practices? Moderator: Naren Krishna, Founder & CEO Of, Panelists:Tina Vinod, Marshniel Singh, Aparna Prabhakar , Dwight Cook

11:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Etienne Huret, Head of Central Functions @ Société Generale Global Solution Centre, India

11:30 a.m.

An interactive 1:1 session between Keshav Suri and Peppermint

12:01 p.m.

Ankita Mehra, Director (Events and community) at

12:30 p.m.

Career Fair Starts

1 p.m.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Ongoing lunch

3:30 p.m.

Sushant Divgikar Performance

4:30 p.m.

Vivek Anand, HST & Vote of Thanks


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Lisa Nova Jena

"Dragqueen & LGBTQ rights activist” The Humsafar Trust

Vivek Raj Anand

CEO, The Humsafar Trust

Sanchit Sethi

CEO and Founder of StayUncle

Tina Vinod

Head - Diversity & Inclusion at ThoughtWorks, India

Raghvendra Shikhrani

Journalist, Blogger, Media Professional, Social Media Expert, LGBTQ Rights Activist, Founder of Media Gossip..


Core Team Member Harmless Hugs Board of Director - RWS India's Diverse Chamber (affiliated by NGLCC)

Sri Ram

Equal Rights Activist, Director of MIST & HR Professional


Activist LGBTQ+ Rights, FAME: RuPaul's Drag Race

Keshav Suri

Executive Director; The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group & Founder; Keshav Suri Foundation

Suhail Abbasi

25 Years of Film experience, IIT Bombay, Co-founder Bombay Dost (India's first Gay Magazine) Advisory Board for LGBTQ+ awareness, Co-founder HST and Petitioner to fight against 377

Pearl Daruwalla

Out & Proud Gender Nonconfirming Lesbian Advocacy Officer at The Humsafar Trust Core member of Umang Director Of Operations at KASHISH International Queer Film Festival

Shreegauri Sawant

Transgender Rights Activist, Director Sakshi Char Chowghi, Goodwill ambassador of election commission.

Manvendra Singh Gohil

Prince of Rajpipla(Gujarat), LGBTQ+ Activist, Founder Lakshya Trust.

Sushant Divgikar

(AKA: Rani-ko-he-nur), Drag Performer, Activist, Mr Gay World 2014.

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