Interweave Consulting has appointed Wing Commander Navdeep Parmar as senior consultant DEI.
The consulting firm, which helps leaders across the board to accelerate their diversity programmes by creating inclusive workplaces, has rightly chosen Parmar for her passion to create an inclusive environment in organisations where all employees can thrive.
Parmar’s passion is born from her own personal experiences of being the only woman in most of her workplaces. In fact, she belonged to the first batch of women in Air Traffic Control in the Indian Air Force.
After serving in the Air Force for over 15 years, Parmar —who is also a postgraduate in business administration from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai — joined Global Vectra Helicorp as senior operations manager in 2013. There, she upgraded existing systems to world-class standards by streamlining processes, and also increased the purview of internal audits and increased their frequency.
Nirmala Menon, CEO & founder, Interweave Consulting, is confident that Parmar’s “diverse experience will help to drive initiatives for a strong culture of inclusion and diversity and support in growing the business”.
Parmar has been associated with several organisations as a consultant to drive initiatives of inclusion and diversity. She has led strategy workshops on leadership, empowerment of women returning to work, gender sensitisation among leaders, and inclusion of under-represented professionals.
Having been a DEI consultant for the past eight years, she has designed and advised on the implementation of the DEI strategy and guided and supported ERG development in alignment with the business strategy. More recently, she has also been consulting in Veteran Hiring.
During her tenure with Indian Air Force, she led Inclusion strategy, influenced leadership teams to own objectives, and sponsored programmes. She also led the outreach programme of the Indian Air Force, where she ideated, developed and executed the programme for Air HQ.
“This is a pivotal time to celebrate diverse talent and their perspective to create meaningful change in the way we define the work environment,” admits Parmer. She looks forward to “advancing the opportunity” and helping organisations “create an equitable and inclusive environment for all professionals to thrive in”.