Monika NavandarMonika Navandar

Founder and Chief D&I Consultant at NeoSeven Solutions

Monika has 17+ years of multi-industry HR experience in both the emerging and developed markets. She has led various HR leadership roles in India, USA, Italy, Singapore, Dubai, and South Africa supporting the global C-suite leaders.

Monika is the Founder of NeoSeven Solutions and has a dynamic partner team of senior leaders across the globe.

She is a Thought Leader in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Management and Cultural Competence areas. Some of Monika’s projects were presented in the White House in 2016 and 2017. She is a part of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council for 4+ years.

Monika speaks at various regional and international forums including conferences, business schools & colleges. Some of her notable engagements have been:

She has also worked on a book called Cultural Agility alongside the distinguished Professor and Author, Dr. Paula Caligiuri. Some of Monika’s DEI insights have been captured in one of the upcoming D&I books due to be launched in June’21 and she has also written a blurb for the book. Her articles and cover stories have been published in various renowned magazines.

Formerly, Monika has worked with Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen, Merck Pharma, HSBC and IBM. Monika holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, USA and a Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT, India.

She is passionate about networking and mentoring, is an avid traveler and speaks 5 languages.

Reach out to her at her email or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Takes part in

May, 21 4:00 PM CEST
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

Solving DEI Challenges in a Remote Workforce

Inclusion is a key driver of innovation and engagement, which have been sorely tested during this time of worldwide disruption for more than a year. As companies started shifting to remote work during the corona virus pandemic, they should consider taking extra measures to ensure that all employees are included and have equal opportunities. DEI is an issue for organizations, even in a normal in-person office environment, but the problem can intensify with distance.

For example, when multiple professionals work together, miscommunication can happen due to differences in cultural norms, communication styles, and expectations. In a globally distributed workforce that doesn’t have as many possibilities for in-person connections, this can be even more of a risk.

So how to make sure remote employees all receive equal support? And how to build truly inclusive remote teams?

Our speakers in this panel will consider the following topics:

  • The new challenges and opportunities presented by remote work
  • Harnessing the power of analytics and DEI to transform the future workplace
  • Conceptualizing and measuring workplace diversity in a remote setting
Monika Navandar Founder and Chief D&I Consultant at NeoSeven Solutions
Kristen Anderson Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Barilla
DK Bartley Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Moody’s
Tinisha Agramonte Chief Diversity Officer at Motorola Solutions, Inc.
May, 26 2:00 PM CEST

A DEI Journey Guide - The How To's of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This workshop will be helpful for Business Leaders, Head HRs and DEI leads who have been struggling with assessing their organization's D&I strategy and not knowing what steps to take, or how to implement it locally. Being a Global D&I Practitioner for several years, I intend to share global best practices, case-studies and practical advice to elevate one's understanding of DEI. It would be an interactive session and I would touch upon various initiatives that ensure that one's work environment is inclusive for all employees.

Monika Navandar Founder and Chief D&I Consultant at NeoSeven Solutions