Shachi Irde joined Catalyst in May 2013 as Executive Director of Catalyst India WRC. Prior to joining Catalyst, she served as the Head of Diversity at Infosys, where she helped develop and manage D&I initiatives across the organization. Her efforts helped launch D&I Councils regionally and within business units as well as the first leadership development program for women. Irde has also held HR leadership roles within WeP Peripherals. She is a member of the steering committee on D&I at NASSCOM. As a strong advocate for women’s empowerment, she works with voluntary organizations supporting under-privileged women in her spare time.