myAvtar Jobfair for Women - Feb2023

Venue: Virtual
Date / Timing: 25 Feb, 2023 - 25-Feb-2023

Steer Your Career

In the hustle and bustle of achieving work-life integration, it becomes almost difficult to take a step back and reflect on your career. With looming deadlines, new projects constantly hitting the dashboard, and family and social life, there is no time to pause and think about where your career is heading.

Well, it’s never too early to start carving your way – to the top of your game, to the best of your potential, and to the height of reaching your ideal career. Whether you are considering a new job or a career transition, now is the perfect time to make proactive — rather than reactive — decisions about your career.

It's time to #SteerYourCareer.

myAvtar ~ India's first diversity portal brings you the opportunity to take timely stock of your careers and plan. Happy to announce the launch of the fourth edition of myAvtar Job Fair for Women presented by ... and co-presented by ...

myAvtar Job Fair for Women Impact Numbers – Past three editions

  • No. of participating companies - 50+
  • No. of jobs - 1000+
  • No. of registrations - 6k
  • No. of interviews conducted - 1000+
  • Available job domains - IT (Product & Service Companies), Fintech, Manufacturing, FMCG, and Automobile

Register now to:

  1. Attend pre-scheduled interviews
  2. Connect with top employers
  3. Network with recruiters
  4. Tune in to industry leaders
  5. Acquire relevant career insights

And even stand a chance to secure a job offer and more…

Whether you are considering a new job or a career transition, now is the perfect time to make proactive — rather than reactive — decisions about your career.

Program Description
9:00 am – 9:30am

Emcee Announcement

9.30 am – 9:45 am

Welcome Address

Dr Saundarya Rajesh – Founder - President, Avtar Group

9.45 am – 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Vasudha Bommireddy, Vice-president, Engineering, Providence India


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Virtual Platform Walk through

10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Company Presentations 

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Panel Discussion

Recruitment in the post pandemic era – Strategies and tools to get over the “She-Cession”

India is ranked at 140 out of 156 countries in terms of female labour force participation. Between 2010 and 2020, India’s female labour force participation sipped from 26% to 19%. Now is the time for innovative hiring and talent attraction strategies.

  • Radhika Bhatnagar, Deputy General Manager- Human Resource, Tata Communications
  • Dr. Ramesh Darbha, GM - Country Head (India) & Global Partner Success at Backbase India LLP
  • Satish Rajarathna, Senior Vice President, HR, Mphasis Limited
  • Moderator – Umasanker Kandaswamy, Co-founder, Senior Vice president, Sales & Relationship and Marketing, Head, Avtar Group
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Panel Discussion

Carving my own Avtar: I am not your Superwoman

Carving your identity, your own Avtar is not an easy job. For women, even more so. As women grow and excel, they often are addressed as ‘Superwoman’- A woman of unending resources, self-determination, strength, wisdom, and mental stamina. It is a picture on a pedestal under the spotlight. Does this static picture, this idea accommodate the human within the woman? Does this picture paint those tired sighs, those bad days and times when you just can’t get out of bed? Every superwoman has her struggles and small misses- perfectly normal human tendencies. We have favoured ‘the strong women’ that we forgot ‘the kind ones, ‘the loud ones’ and ‘the ones that bring cookies to the office”.

Somewhere along the line, did we tighten the narrative so much that we do not have space for accommodating these tendencies? Women chasing the ideal that can never be achieved. Are they the modern-day retelling of Tantulus, who was close enough to the prize every time but never enough to touch it?

  • Bidita Barman Krishna, Chief Technical Advisor-KBR
  • Dipanwita Chakraborty, Regional Director, Corporate Responsibility, Asia Pacific, Cargill 
  • Manya Punyani, Director Digital Experience, Fidelity International
  • Moderator: Anju G Parvathy, Vice President, Research & Solutions, Avtar Group


3:30 pm – 4:15 pm


Personal Branding by Lakshmi Jeyaraman, Divisional Manager, Training, Avtar Group

Personal branding matters more than it ever did not only because of the significant market value it carries with it, but also because of the opportunities it offers. Personal branding is not a “nice to have” today – it is an essential element for all professionals who want to advance, thrive, and grow. We need to have clarity on exactly what we stand for in the world, and how we stand apart from others, and communicate that competitive difference with confidence and clarity. If one can't do this, he/she will lack the visibility and recognition one needs to reach the next level of success. For women in particular, a strong personal brand can open the door to new business and career opportunities. Personal brand is a combination of all your real-life interactions. Look for the following takeaways from this interactive workshop by the expert at Avtar.

  • Importance of a powerful personal brand
  • Understand why appearance matters and how to rise from the crowd!
  • How to sharpen one’s powerful brand.
4:15 pm – 5 pm

Panel Discussion

I have your back: The Importance of Sponsors at workplaces

Once women enter the workforce and begin to climb the corporate ladder toward executive leadership, it is an imperative that she makes herself visible to sponsors, leaders and key executives who can play a role in her career progression and help her find a place in the leadership realm. It’s important for those on the journey to know their role does not end there, but also extends towards building sponsorship culture at workplace and help sponsoring many more capable and talented women out there.

  • Jayashri Kulkarni, Business Unit Lead & Market Access, Janssen India
  • Merlyn Mathew, Head, Delivery Excellence, Talent Management & LnD, Persistent Systems
  • Suman Mitra, CHRO, Saint Gobain India Pvt Limited
  • Moderator – Kannan Hariharan, Chief Strategist, Culture & Belongingness, Avtar Group
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Job Fair Continues


Dr Saundarya Rajesh
Social Entrepreneur, Founder & President
Avtar Group

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Vasudha Bommireddy
Vice President - Engineering
Providence India

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Radhika Bhatnagar
Deputy General Manager- Human Resource
Tata Communications

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Dr. Ramesh Darbha
GM - Country Head (India) & Global Partner Success
Backbase India LLP

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Satish Rajarathnam
Senior Vice President, HR
Mphasis Limited

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Umasanker Kandaswamy
Co-Founder, Sr Vice President – Sales & Relationships
Avtar Group

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Bidita Barman Krishna
Chief Technical Advisor

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Manya Punyani
Director - Digital Experience Studio
Fidelity International Ltd

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Dipanwita Chakraborty 
Regional Director, Corporate Responsibility, Asia Pacific

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Anju G Parvathy
Vice President – Research & Solutions

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Lakshmi Jeyaraman
Divisional Manager – Consulting & Solutions

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Jayashri Kulkarni
Business Unit Lead & Market Access
Janssen India 

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Merlyn Mathew
Head, Delivery Excellence,
Talent Management & LnD, Persistent Systems

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Suman Mitra
Saint Gobain India Pvt Limited

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Kannan Hariharan
Chief Strategist – Culture & Belongingness
Avtar Group

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