October 15, 2019 | Mumbai

Bloomberg Equality Summit

Inequality remains one of the most pressing problems of our time. Economically, socially, culturally, digitally, the chasm is wide. Many countries have skewed gender ratios, the gap between the rich and the poor remains wide, caste and class remain dangerous fault lines.

Businesses need to face this ethical issue head-on. Creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce – to serve an increasingly diverse consumer base – is vital to the success of virtually every business operating today. At this pivotal time in our history, we have an opportunity to get it right.

Anchored in a full-day conference, Bloomberg Equality will foster forward-looking conversations and spotlight influential business leaders who are paving the way for a more equal future.

On October 15, 2019, Bloomberg will bring its flagship Bloomberg Equality Summit to Asia for the first time. The inaugural event – the first of its kind in India – will be held in the financial capital, Mumbai. The conversations will move beyond the universally accepted business case for diversity to create an actionable plan for inclusion.

October 15 - Tuesday

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:55 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am


  • The Business Case for Inclusion: Fireside with leading CEO’s
  • The Global View
  • Tech as a Leveller
  • Growth for All: Financial Inclusion, the Indian Way
  • The She-Suite: Women in Financial Services
  • Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index – Increasing India’s presence
  • #MeToo: Moment or Movement?
  • Article 377: Impact on Corporate India
  • Performance/Fireside: Dharavi Rocks
  • Democracy and Disinformation
  • Affirmative Action
  • At The Heart of It: The Role of Film and Sport in Society
3:30 pm

Closing Remarks


Vishal Agrawal

BlackRock's Active Equity Group Vice President, Global Emerging Markets Equities

Reto Gregori

Bloomberg Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Namrita Jhangiani

Egon Zehnder Partner

Mallika Kapur

Bloomberg Live Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

Dhruv Lakra

Mirakle Couriers Founder

Bo Young Lee

Uber Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

David Merritt

Bloomberg Senior Executive Editor, EMEA

Mark Miller

Bloomberg Live Global Editor

Andy Mukherjee

Bloomberg Opinion Columnist

Sandra Nandeibam

Transgender Activist Fashion Model

G V Prasad

Dr. Reddy's Co-Chairman & CEO

Reshma Qureshi

Being Reshma Author

Dr. Chhavi Rajawat

Village Soda, Rajasthan, India Sarpanch

Parmesh Shahani

Godrej India Culture Lab Founder

Vinod Shetty

Acorn Foundation (India) Honorary Director

Tania Singh

Make Love Not Scars CEO

Chetna Gala Sinha

Mann Deshi Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation Founder-Chairperson

Laura Zelenko

Bloomberg Senior Executive Editor, Diversity, Training, Talent and News Standards

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Participation is by invitation only.


To request an invitation or inquire for more details, please email bliveasia@bloomberg.net.