Paper Title
Dive into Queer Diversity: Comparative Analysis of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives in the Indian Workplace

Diversity and inclusion have always been a prerequisite for a good work culture but only recently gained focus in the contemporary Indian workplace. Diversity refers to a variety of dimensions which categorizes people in terms of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, age, origin, etc. In contrast, Inclusion is a process which cultivates a sense of belonging in an organization. This paper will explore sexual orientation as prominent diversity dimension in the Indian workplace. It will be a comparative analysis of the diversity and inclusion initiatives within three global firms in India and three major Indian-origin organizations. The paper analyses the overall implementation of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives by comparing the organizations on Diversity Strategy, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and Retention, Office Infrastructure and Communication Systems, and Networking. The paper contributes to our understanding and applied initiatives of diversity by throwing light on the current scenario; additionally it provides suggestions to promote an inclusive workplace. Keywords - Diversity, Inclusion, Indian Workplace, LGBTQIA+, Sexual Orientation, Empowerment