Diversity & Inclusion: Contemporary Issues
Date; Time of event: 10 June, 2021; 7.00 pm to 9.15 pm IST

Participant Profiles:

Dr. Glenda Strachan

Professor Glenda Strachan is a member of the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources at Griffith University. She has been in this role at Griffith University since 2003, and prior to this was as the University of Newcastle. She gained her PhD in 1992 from the University of Queensland. Her most recent book is Managing Diversity in Australia: Theory and Practice, co-written and edited with Erica French and John Burgess and published in 2010 by McGraw Hill. She is currently Chief Investigator on an ARC Linkage Grant titled Gender and Employment Equity: Strategies for Advancement in Australian Universities.


Dr. Jennifer Cohen

Jennifer Cohen, Ph.D. in Economics, is an assistant professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University and holds a joint appointment in Ezintsha, a research institute located in the Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She has conducted extensive fieldwork with nurses employed in South Africa’s public healthcare system. Her research focuses on paid work and unpaid labor, particularly among women of color who are healthcare workers in the U.S. and in South Africa. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she published research in Preventive Medicine, Global Public Health, and Gender, Work and Organization.


Dr. Arjun Mitra

Arjun Mitra is an Assistant Professor of Management at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). He received his PhD in Business Administration from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His research focuses on gender diversity in corporate boards and top management teams, employee stigmas, and intersection of technology and business. His research has been published in Organization Science, Human Relations, Harvard Business Review, and Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management. Arjun has won numerous accolades for his research. He has received the Outstanding Author Contribution award from the Emerald Group for his article on the use of social media in HRM and his research has been covered by media outlets such as BBC, Forbes, and NPR. Arjun has won multiple outstanding reviewer awards across prestigious global management conferences such as Academy of Management and Midwest Academy of Management. He was selected as a Greenleaf Scholar by the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in 2019. Arjun teaches courses such as Organizational Behavior and Organizational Theory at CSULA.


Dr. Puneet Bindlish

Puneet Bindlish (1980) served as assistant professor at the Department of Humanistic Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi, India) before joining the VU. He was fortunate to have learned several aspects of Hindu traditions from highly respected gurus from traditional lineages. Prior to taking up research and teaching, he took up several roles in the industry globally in his professional career spanning over more than a decade. In the past five years, he maintained active collaborations in the Netherlands. Some of the notable topics he researched and taught are Hindu Spirituality, Indian Ancient Knowledge Traditions, Yoga, Leadership, Integrative Intelligence, Indigenous Research Methodology, Organizational Behaviour, and Holistic Health.


Dr. Tanuja Sharma

Prof. Tanuja has a Ph. D. from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi in the area of Performance Management Systems. She did her MBA (HR Specialization) and B. Sc. (Bio. Group) from the University of Allahabad. Her Doctoral work has received ‘Mercer Award Asia 2005’, given by Mercer Human Resource Consulting¸ Singapore for innovative¸ practical Asian Human Resource Research. She has contributed extensively by publication, training and consulting in HRM. She has been a member in the panel for Performance mgt. for central government, SME for SHRM and member Research Apex Committee (RAC) in Shiv nadir University. Her research interest includes positive psychology, performance management and ethics. She is currently supervising research on Happiness, Dignity at work, Gender across Generations and Mindfulness.


  • Manisha Mishra, Associate Professor, Jindal Global Business School
  • Anshu Sharma, Associate Professor, Jindal Global Business School
  • Sonam Chawla, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Business School