Dr. Aarti Shyamsunder
Aarti Shyamsunder is a work (industrial-organizational) psychologist and currently works as a DEI Solutions Consultant with YSC Consulting. Before this she ran an independent research and consulting practice, “Psymantics Consulting” for six years.
Aarti obtained her PhD in IO psychology from the University of Akron (Ohio, USA) in 2008. Her work (in the US, India and UAE) focuses on gender diversity, equity and inclusion, leadership development, business excellence and assessment. She is also a founder-advisor for Cymorg, a platform for gamified leadership development and is the founder and President of “COSI” (the Community of Organizational Sciences in India). With over 70 publications and invited talks to her credit, Aarti focuses on evidence-based practices in her consulting, research, writing, speaking and teaching.
Pooja Shahani, founder of Kintsugi Consulting, is a DEI consultant. With over a decade of experience working with multinational organisations and non-profits in India, Hong Kong and the US, she led Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) for Goldman Sachs India and was the Country Manager for Community Business in India, a D&I consulting practice headquartered in Hong Kong. Pooja has co-authored a publication called “D&I: Building the Business Case – Stories from India”. Pooja graduated from Middlebury College, USA with a degree in English and has completed the Stanford Graduate Business School Ignite Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is a certified executive coach leveraging a unique approach of brain-based methodologies and expressive arts.