Monika NavandarMonika Navandar

Founder and Chief D&I Consultant at NeoSeven Solutions

Monika has 17+ years of multi-industry HR experience in both the emerging and developed markets. She has led various HR leadership roles in India, USA, Italy, Singapore, Dubai, and South Africa supporting the global C-suite leaders.

Monika is the Founder of NeoSeven Solutions and has a dynamic partner team of senior leaders across the globe.

She is a Thought Leader in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Management and Cultural Competence areas. Some of Monika’s projects were presented in the White House in 2016 and 2017. She is a part of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council for 4+ years.

Monika speaks at various regional and international forums including conferences, business schools & colleges. Some of her notable engagements have been:

She has also worked on a book called Cultural Agility alongside the distinguished Professor and Author, Dr. Paula Caligiuri. Some of Monika’s DEI insights have been captured in one of the upcoming D&I books due to be launched in June’21 and she has also written a blurb for the book. Her articles and cover stories have been published in various renowned magazines.

Formerly, Monika has worked with Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen, Merck Pharma, HSBC and IBM. Monika holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, USA and a Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT, India.

She is passionate about networking and mentoring, is an avid traveler and speaks 5 languages.

Reach out to her at her email or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Takes part in

May, 21 3:00 PM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Solving DEI Challenges in a Remote Workforce

How to make sure remote employees all receive equal support? And how to build truly inclusive remote teams? Our speakers in this panel will consider the following topics:

  • The new challenges and opportunities presented by remote work
  • Harnessing the power of analytics and DEI to transform the future workplace
  • Conceptualizing and measuring workplace diversity in a remote setting
Monika Navandar Founder and Chief D&I Consultant at NeoSeven Solutions
Kristen Anderson Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Barilla
DK Bartley Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Moody’s
Tinisha Agramonte Chief Diversity Officer at Motorola Solutions, Inc.
May, 26 2:00 PM CEST

A DEI Journey Guide - The How To's of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This workshop will be helpful for Business Leaders, Head HRs and DEI leads who have been struggling with assessing their organization's D&I strategy and not knowing what steps to take, or how to implement it locally. Being a Global D&I Practitioner for several years, I intend to share global best practices, case-studies and practical advice to elevate one's understanding of DEI. It would be an interactive session and I would touch upon various initiatives that ensure that one's work environment is inclusive for all employees.

Monika Navandar Founder and Chief D&I Consultant at NeoSeven Solutions