Kalpana Tatavarti, is Founder Director, Parity Consulting & Training, with over 20 years’ experience spanning Marketing, Sales, Leadership Development and Diversity & Inclusion (www.parityconsulting.in). She spent the early part of her career (8 years) in the corporate world in Marketing & Sales. Shortly after a break, she founded Maarpidi, a Leadership Development Firm, and enabled several organizations build their leadership pipelines. Since July 2011, she has partnered with marquee clients to build safe & inclusive workplaces. A specialist in gender inclusion and women leadership, she writes on the subject extensively and has been quoted by the media in various publications. A Masters in Marketing & Sales, Kalpana is a certified Executive Coach, besides being certified in several transformational frameworks and tools. As an Angel Investor, she invests in early stage startups selectively. She is Founder of Manasvini, an NGO, providing micro credit to women in economically disadvantaged women. (www.manasvini.org). She sits on the board of Durga, an NGO that works on creating safety for women in public spaces. (www.durgaindia.org). She is also a member of the Core Committee at B.Safe, a safety initiative of B.PAC in Bangalore. (www.bpac.in). She blogs at www.womanworklife.in.