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Sensitzation Session For Leaders/Sr. Managers


Inclusion Of Persons with Disabilities At The Worksplace

Tuesday, 28 June 2016| 1400-1700 hrs| Mumbai


The Objective: 


As organizations are becoming increasingly global, new laws and standards call for an inclusive environment that provides inclusive and accessible workplaces for all; including persons with disability. There are several corporate success stories illustrating the significant contribution. Despite scarcity of skilled resources, corporates generally ignore this hugely untapped alternate resource pool and hesitate in including Persons with Disability beyond the CSR agenda.


It has been the endeavour of CII to promote mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities into the corporate workforce by sensitizing its members and facilitating employment. In this backdrop, CII is organizing a Series of Sessions on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Corporate Workforce The series strives to address both business leaders and senior managers of the corporate. The Session would answer very pertinent questions that are in the minds of the leaders, present them with an adaptable framework to embark the journey of accessibility & inclusion in their workforce. Some of these questions are:


  •  What is disability inclusion?

  • Why companies hire persons with disabilities? Is there a business case for hiring?

  • How to create an accessible and inclusive organization?

  • Where to hire competent candidates with disability?

  • How much would it cost?


The Session would be facilitated Ms Abha Saxena, founder of Social Equity Advisory Services. Ms Saxena comes with extensive experience in promoting business responsibility & disability initiatives.

The Faculty


Ms Abha Saxena is the founder of Social Equity Advisory Services (, a boutique consulting firm focusing on corporate social responsibility and diversity & inclusion of persons with disabilities at the workforce. In her two decades of industry experience at various leadership positions, she has donned the mantle of leading CSR in the companies, she has worked with. She also led Business responsibility & Disability Initiatives in her tenure at NASSCOM Foundation.

Social Equity is the first of its kind organization that helps organizations to create meaningful programs for handling diversity at the workplace (specifically with regards to persons with disabilities). Social Equity helps organizations (a) to become truly inclusive by hiring persons with disabilities and (b) provide equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in the mainstream workplace. Social Equity’s unique service offering works on three pronged strategic approach – 1) sensitization and awareness creation, 2) eco-system creation and 3) building relevant connect to attract right talent & integration in the workforce. Some of Social Equity’s marquee clients include - one of the leading multinational financial services company and multinational accounting product companies.

Abha understands the disability domain by way of not only working and engaging with NGOs who work with persons with disabilities, advising corporate who hire persons with disabilities, but also working with persons with disabilities themselves. She was instrumental in initiating the recruitment of persons with disabilities at her tenure at Aditya Birla Minacs. She has seen disability from close quarters, and understands the challenges persons with disabilities face in their daily life (personal or work wise); how NGOs are working to make their lives better, create a non-discriminative mind set among people and corporates to do their bit.

Social Equity also provides end-to-end CSR consulting to the organizations that helps them comply with the law. With a network of organizations and people who have considerable experience in the ground realities of CSR /social investment, we make sure not just that impact is made, but also measured and monitored constantly.

Abha is on the board of India Foundation for Humanistic Development (IFHD), a Bangalore based not-for-profit organization. Abha have also been a Rotarian since 1997, was the president of Rotary Bangalore Central in the year 2003-04, have held many Rotary District level positions. In The current Rotary year she is the part of the CSR committee of Rotary’s District 3190

Structure of the workshop


1330 hrs:                  Registration
1400 hrs:                  Introduction of Participants
1410-1700 hrs :       By Ms Abha Saxena,  Founder,                                     Social Equity Advisory Services

1700 hrs :                 Workshop close & Hi-Tea


Workshop Content


1. Defining disability in the context of the workplace
2. Basic disability etiquette when interacting with any person who has a disability
3. Law of the land
4. Guidelines for Inclusion of PWDs

     a. The business rationale for strategically                      recruiting persons with disabilities - Role                    model organizations
     b. The prevalence of disability: statistics and                  trends
     c. Where to source candidates
     d. Accessibility
         I. Internal preparedness
         II. External Factors
      e. What is the cost of hiring?
      f. Best Practices


To Register please contact

Abha Saxena -

Sakshi  Kohli  -


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