Tina VinodTina Vinod

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ThoughtWorks

A feminist at heart with a strong belief that an inclusive organizational culture brings about the best in teams and individuals. Tina drives the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) charter at ThoughtWorks, globally. This includes the DEI strategy and long term vision. Areas of focus include Women in Tech, Social Inclusion, Support and Solidarity to the LGBTQI community, building a Culture of Inclusion & Belonging and Disability Inclusion. This also includes key programs under the DEI charter.

With a passion for social change, Tina is also part of the global Social Impact Program at ThoughtWorks. She has run various initiatives in the past including the Humanitarian Software Program, an effort where we partner with socially focused orgs to provide pro-bono s/w development services. She has partnered with external orgs like Anita Borg Institute, Solidarity Foundation and Periferry to drive various programs. She is also part of the CSR Committee and the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee at ThoughtWorks.

Tina has had the opportunity to play various strategic & leadership roles in her 20+ years of work experience. She has also contributed to Employer Brand & Demand marketing, MarCom’s, Recruitment Outreach programs, Diversity and Inclusivity programs, Social Impact initiatives, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Employee engagement programs & Graduate Development & Training initiatives.

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Takes part in

May, 20 8:00 AM CEST
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

Creating a Diverse Talent Pipeline in the Absence of Diverse Candidates

Large corporations and small businesses across industries continue to struggle to find diverse talent. One of the main issues is the shortage of diverse professionals in the talent pipeline. Companies around the world suffer from their own version of the pipeline problem, whether in tech, consulting or finance.

A diverse workforce is more creative and innovative. Employees from different backgrounds and skill sets can offer a broader range of ideas and solutions. They can also spot things that other members of the team may not notice. Even if your company has already set up a DEI program, hitting its targets will be a major challenge if hiring practices remain unchanged. It’s time to find new, hungry job-seekers by developing strong, meaningful relationships with diverse candidates. Once you do, your company's ability to bring the best professionals into your talent pool will improve dramatically.

Identifying the root problem interfering with inclusive hiring can help organizations boost both growth and progress. The speakers in this panel will talk about:

  • How to enlarge the talent pool when the market lacks diverse talent
  • How to promote the inclusion of minority employees
  • How to ensure psychological comfort for diverse employees in the post-COVID workplace
Ezequiel Massa Head of Diversity & Inclusion at SAP Latin America & Caribbean
Tina Vinod Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ThoughtWorks
Emmanuel Michael Leadership and Career Success Coach
Leslie Gray Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO at Mozilla Corporation