Dr. Rohini Anand

Rohini Anand, Principal, Rohini Anand LLC

Dr. Rohini Anand

Founder and CEO, Rohini Anand LLC

Dr. Rohini Anand is Founder and CEO of Rohini Anand LLC providing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) advisory services to clients in the public and private sectors. She is a strategic business leader and trusted board member who has successfully transformed cultures and built an iconic brand with an enduring reputation, resulting in accelerating new business creation. With expertise that spans executive leadership, human capital, global corporate responsibility, wellness and diversity equity and inclusion, Rohini brings a unique perspective on the critical alignment of the business culture and the triple bottom line to drive exceptional performance. Rohini is recognized as a pioneer in the DEI field and is a sought- after expert by leaders around the world. Her global experience, cultural dexterity, extensive network and ability to influence leaders result in a reputation for judgment, integrity, and accountability.

Rohini Anand is a thought leader and a published author. Her best selling book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations, has been endorsed by luminaries like Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo, Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO Chobani and Tent, Leena Nair, CEO Chanel, Michel Landel, Danone S.A Board member and former CEO, Sodexo, amongst others. It has received accolades from around the world.

Most recently Rohini was SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo. She reported to the Global CEO and was a member of Sodexo’s North America Executive Committee. Rohini successfully positioned Sodexo as a global thought leader in DEI and Corporate Responsibility. Sodexo’s remarkable global culture change, led by diversity and inclusion, is featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled Shifting the Diversity Climate: the Sodexo Solution .

Rohini has been featured in several articles in CNBC, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Rohini has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg and CNN Money as well on National Public Radio. She is the recipient of many accolades including the Mosaic Woman Leadership Award, the Women’s Foodservice Forum Trailblazer Award, Webster University’s Women of Influence Award and the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Award (WWAAC), amongst others.

Dr. Anand received her PhD from the University of Michigan. She serves on the advisory boards of several organizations including WomenLift Health a Gates Foundation initiative, Pulsely and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Center for Inclusive Governance’s Advisory Council. She also serves on the external diversity advisory boards for Sanofi and for Charter Communications and chaired the Catalyst Board of Advisors. She is a Board Director for Galt Foundation and Tent Partnership for Refugees. Rohini is a Senior Fellow with the Conference Board.

Website: https://www.rohinianand.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rohinianand/

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All Sessions by Dr. Rohini Anand

9:15 am - 10:15 am
Auditorium (Selous)

Panel: Policies that work

Despite growing public commitment to gender equality in the workplace – including in global health – there continues to be notably few women at the highest levels of leadership. Meaningfully changing existing power imbalances requires concrete actions within institutions, including policies and practices that create inclusive environments, respond to the unique sexual and reproductive health needs of women, address historic inequities around pay, and protect from gender discrimination and harassment. This panel will spotlight key leaders and organizations who have successfully implemented policies and practices to create more equitable workplaces and outline why women’s leadership is critical to institutional success.

Video Address:
Prof Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan, DAE - Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Moderator: Dr. Iris Mwanza, Deputy Director of Women in Leadership, Gender Equality Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

1. Dr. Rohini Anand, Founder and CEO, Rohini Anand LLC
2. Dr. Samukeliso Dube, Executive Director, FP 2030
3. Mr. Paul Kasimu, Chief Human Resources Officer, Safaricom PLC
4. Dr. Maliha Khan, Executive Director and CEO, Women Deliver