Pipelines, Ceilings and Mazes – “Architecting” ​​a More Gender Diverse Workforce

HCG is pleased to invite you to a complimentary webinar on enhancing gender diversity by looking beyond women. For too long, we have talked about ‘women’s empowerment’ and ‘taking charge’ and ‘leaning in’ – placing the onus of change primarily on women. Such a simplistic view contradicts the evidence which points to a problem that is multi-faceted and multi-level. In this webinar, Dr. Aarti Shyamsunder will address the common misconceptions about what holds women back at work. She will present research findings on gender-related myths and misconceptions. The audience will gain awareness and actionable advice on the key systemic elements that must be in place to achieve gender diversity.


  1. Question currently held assumptions about the role of women in enhancing gender diversity at work
  2. Understand the systemic barriers to inclusion and diversity plaguing efforts to drive sustained improvements
  3. Gain awareness of a systemic framework delineating actions required of individuals, leaders, and organizations to drive improvements in gender inclusion and diversity


Dr. Aarti Shyamsunder is an industrial-organizational psychologist who runs “Psymantics Consulting”, her own independent consulting practice, out of India. Her work focuses mainly on leadership, gender diversity and inclusion, and business excellence assessment. Aarti obtained her PhD and started her career in the US, working for Kronos (formerly Unicru) in employee selection and assessment. She moved back to India in 2010, where she led the Infosys Leadership Institute’s efforts in assessing and developing Infosys’s global high-potential leaders. She then worked as the Director for Research at Catalyst for 3 years, conducting and disseminating research on gender diversity and inclusion. Aarti was recognized as one of India’s Future Emerging HR Leaders at the “The Are You In The List 2013 Awards.” She is a founder advisor for Cymorg (where she helps build bespoke gamified leadership simulations), the Primary Investigator on a research grant from the Center for Gender Equity and Health (University of California, San Diego) and the founder of COSI (Community of Organizational Sciences in India) along with a small group of like-minded individuals, with the mission of advancing awareness of evidence-based management in organizations and institutions in India.

Dr. Aarti Shyamsunder

Dr. Aarti Shyamsunder

Independent Consultant
Psymantics Consulting

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