Sonali SatpathySonali Satpathy

Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Well-Being at Schneider Electric

Sonali Satpathy is the Vice President, Diversity, Equity Inclusion & Well-Being at Schneider Electric. She joined the company in December 2010, and in 2017, became the Head of Diversity & Inclusion where she is spearheading the global strategy to build a strong diverse and inclusive culture. In 2019, she took on the additional responsibility for Schneider’s Well-Being transformation. She has worked for Schneider Electric in Paris, Hong Kong and is currently based in Boston.

Prior to this role, she oversaw the Leadership Pipeline and Programs in the Talent Management Center Of Excellence, and held roles in project management and communications. Before joining Schneider Electric, Sonali worked in the Broadcast News industry in India for 11 years for NDTV and Times Now news channels. She has been a journalist, an anchor and a news producer. She was also head of Channel operations for NDTV Profit, a 24-hour business channel. Sonali has an honors degree in Economics from Miranda House, Delhi University and an MBA from HEC, Paris.

Takes part in

May, 21 5:30 PM CEST
Stage 2

Being an Agent of Inclusive Change for Women in Leadership

This keynote session aims to highlight the keys to become an agent of inclusive change for women in leadership. It includes how gender should be embedded as part of the business strategy, how to support women in leadership on their career path, the strategy needed to develop women leaders, the inclusive policies that corporations should foster regarding women's empowerment at a workplace, and key pillars to build a culture of respect to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. This discussion will give the most important take-aways in order to promote women in leadership positions, a trending topic in the corporate world which needs to be addressed. By working towards women empowerment by having them in leadership positions, it is possible to address gender inequity and foster inclusion at all levels within an organization.

Key learnings:

  • Inclusive policies address gender inequity
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion is good for business
  • A culture of respect fosters gender inclusion

Sonali Satpathy Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Well-Being at Schneider Electric