Founder, Samāna Centre for Gender, Policy & Law
Aparna Mittal is a leading Diversity & Inclusion advisor, and an internationally recognized corporate lawyer. She is the Founder of Samāna Centre for Gender, Policy and Law, a consultancy focused on gender equality, diversity and inclusion (and related capacity building) with an aim to empower women (and men), transgender persons and the LGBTQ community, in a multidimensional manner.
She advises leading companies, funds, philanthropic and educational institutions, and all forms of business entities – on a wide range of gender centric initiatives and interventions including: Gender Diversity & LGBTQ Inclusion at the Workplace, Gender Impact Investing, ESG Compliance, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Women’s Entrepreneurship, Gender Mainstreaming in Philanthropy & CSR, and Anti Sexual Harassment / PoSH Compliance.
With over 15 years of professional experience, her industry knowledge and expertise spans a diverse range of sectors including hotels & hospitality, information technology, hospitals & healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecom, wholesale distribution, retail and e-commerce, media & entertainment (including cinema business), banking, insurance, oil & gas, infrastructure, hydro power, automotive, real estate, mining, food and a host of manufacturing and service sectors.
Previously she was Partner – Corporate Law / Mergers & Acquisitions/ Private Equity, with India’s leading Tier I corporate law firms AZB & Partners, and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, with 12+ years of experience in advising leading multinational and domestic clients on significant and complex corporate law / M&A matters. She has consistently been ranked by international and Indian publications as a leading / recommended advisor, and is a B.A.LLB (Hons) graduate from the prestigious National Law School of India University, Bangalore (2005).
A regular speaker at key conferences, she publishes frequently in leading dailies and journals, and is a mentor for several organisations.