Smita Tharoor is the founder of Tharoor Associates, a training, coaching and organisational development
company that understands the importance of the unconscious bias - both personal
and corporate- and its role in defining an organisations identity and
practices. She is the recipient of the “Global
Diversity Leadership” Award at the 2017 World HRD Congress. She is a consultant
with the Disability Arts, Culture & Human Rights group Together!2012. She
is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, an
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, Coach, Mentor and Mindfulness
Smita is a motivational keynote speaker and trainer. Whether
it’s speaking to 350 women at a gender conference in Philadelphia or Penang, at
a BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) conference in London or to a group of IT
professionals in Bangalore, Smita is empowering and inspiring. She connects
with the audience on a personal level and people remember the talk long after
it was given.
Growing up in pluralistic India taught her the value of
tolerance and the appreciation of accepting differences. She is passionate
about the unconscious bias and how it impacts on all aspects of leadership
development. Her experience working in the UK, India, Europe, Asia and the USA
gives her a unique advantage in understanding the expectations and needs of
Executive Longevity™ Specialist and Transformational Speaker
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.