Eliminating one’s bias towards disability | Pankajam| IIS

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Published on October 17, 2017 by Team India Inclusion Summit

Pankajam Sridevi, the managing director of ANZ India, talks about the biases and assumptions we have towards disabled and eliminating them. She narrates a small incident when a movie watching crowd became unruly towards a man who sat through when the national anthem played. It’s only later that the crowd realized that he was on a wheelchair. Pankajam calls out the biases and assumptions we make. Be it in our homes, communities or our workplaces, these biases and assumptions limit normal people from seeing the full potential in a person with disability. Pankajam adds that forum’s like India Inclusion Summit showcases stories of heroes from the disability community and dispels such biases. Listen to the full talk of this global senior executive of ANZ here. About India Inclusion Summit India Inclusion Summit is a community driven initiative that brings together thought leaders from the field of inclusion to deliberate, discuss and take forward diverse talents available in our society. The Summit is an egalitarian platform attracting people from a range of fields. Along with you, we aspire to create the world’s largest platform that fosters diversity and inclusion in the society. And, we dream to inspire 10 million lives in our journey of inclusion by 2020 Follow IIS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaInclusi… web: http://www.indiainclusionsummit.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/indiainclusion Bio of Sridevi Pankajam: Pankajam Sridevi is the Managing Director of ANZ Bengaluru Hub, leading a team of more than 7,000 staff in Technology and Operations. In her current role as Managing Director of ANZ Bengaluru Hub, she has led the Technology and Operations team in supporting the key global initiatives for the bank by building their core capabilities. Pankajam has also been spearheading the automation initiative in the delivery centres of ANZ. She is instrumental in supporting the spread of Robotics Process Automation (RPA) across multiple functional groups and countries. Pankajam has worked in reputed companies and has over 28 years of rich experience in diverse segments ranging from manufacturing, technology (including design of integrated process automation/systems, technology service management and software development), and IT-enabled services.

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