SHRM Speaker Profile: Dr. Rohini Anand

Dr. Rohini Anand is the Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo. As the Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, Dr. Anand’s responsibility is for the strategic direction, implementation, and alignment of Sodexo’s integrated global diversity initiatives, as well as Sodexo’s sustainable development and corporate social responsibility strategies. Before Dr. Anand’s current role, she served as Sodexo’s Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer in the U.S.

At the SHRM Conference Expo 2016, Dr. Anand will be presenting the session “Competencies: Global and Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen“. This session will show HR professionals how to recognize the business case for diversity and inclusion about the attraction and retention of key executives.┬áThis session will help you:

  • Recognize the business case for diversity and inclusion about the attraction and retention of key executives.
  • Understand key strategies for supporting a culture of inclusion.
  • Realize how strategic planning related to diversity and inclusion affects end-user outcomes.
  • Gain a better understanding of why and how gender balance impacts performance.
  • Support the development of gender balance programs and initiatives at all levels of your organization.

Considered a pioneer and subject matter expert on organizational change and diversity and inclusion, Dr. Anand has written several manuals and has been published in numerous trade journals. Some of her work includes texts on cultural competency and diversity training such as a chapter in The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence (2009), Customizing Diversity Training Using Case Vignettes (2001), Multicultural Case Studies: Tools for Training (1999), and more.

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