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Dare to Overcome’s flagship event to be in New Delhi

14 Sep, 2023

DTO builds on India’s G20 success

Dare to Overcome India (DTO) is a unique event that emphasises the core values that business leaders must engender and espouse in order to create an inclusive, diverse and peaceful work environment. It is the premier global event for business leaders to come together and share best practices, moral virtues, and corporate values as allies belonging to differing cultures, who have to function cohesively in workplaces and market-places – with the one collective goal of building sustainable peace and prosperity. Teamwork Arts is producing DTO’s next flagship international event, along with awards for business leaders and companies advancing peace and allyship among diverse communities, which will take place in New Delhi, India, on 4 October 2023.

DTO-India 2023 will also be the first-ever international gathering of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) committed to fostering intercultural understanding in corporate workplaces, including representatives from MNCs Salesforce, PayPal, Equinix, American Airlines, etc. A call will be made for all companies to consider adding such ERGs to their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. DTO’s Unity in Diversity global gathering will be held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi.

Brian Grim, Global Chairman, Dare to Overcome, said, “With India’s dynamic socio-economic rise on full display for the world during its G20 Presidency, I am thrilled that we can keep the positive momentum going with Dare to Overcome. At DTO India, we are showcasing how India’s rich diversity is a business asset, giving India a national and international competitive advantage.”

Sanjoy K Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts, said, “India exemplifies unity in diversity, boasting a vast workforce stemming from varied backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. Through our initiatives, we strive to build inclusive platforms that empower people to explore ideas uniquely. DTO India aims to celebrate this diversity in the Indian corporate arena, recognising it as our source of strength, where diverse talents come together to foster innovation and achieve success.”

Syed Shams Jawaid, Producer, Dare to Overcome India, said, “We’re excited to present the first annual Dare to Overcome Conference in India, dedicated to celebrating Unity in Diversity. The conference will delve into how India’s abundant cultural and spiritual diversity serves as a significant business asset for the nation. Our mission is to foster great minds working together from various walks and beliefs of life in harmony by bringing together business pioneers and thought leaders, paving the path to a more inclusive and promising future.”

Dare to Overcome has previously hosted a series of global awards and signature events to advance this cause. It was first held in Rio de Janeiro (2016) with the support of Brazilian President Michel Temer, then South Korea (2018) under UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s patronage, in Tokyo (2021) with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s active support, and Washington DC (2022) with American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, being the partner.

At the event, the “King Husein Global Business Intercultural Peace Awards” will recognise corporate leaders who are advancing allyship in three areas:

Core business: This includes internal procedures, human resources hiring practices, training, product/service development, sourcing policies, and supply chains, as well as the development of products and services that promote interfaith understanding and peace. The 2023 award-winners include Nadir Godrej (Chairman of Godrej Agrovet and Managing Director of Godrej Industries), Louis D’Amore (Founder and outgoing President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT-USA), with Ajay Prakash (Incoming IIPT President) receiving it on his behalf.

Social investment and philanthropy: This includes financial and in-kind contributions, strategic social investment support for NGOs, UN and/or multilateral agencies, direct aid to affected communities, and the contribution of functional expertise through volunteering efforts. The 2023 award-winners include Sangita Jindal (Chairperson of the JSW Foundation, which drives social development projects within the JSW Group) and Dr. Maurizio Bragagni OBE (Chairman and CEO of Tratos Ltd-UK and Chairman of the Esharelife Foundation).

Advocacy and public policy engagement: Fostering social cohesion and inter-group dialogue and relationship-building in the workplace, marketplace and local community. 2023 award-winners include: Nehmeh (Nehemiah el’Meaaz) Taouk (CEO, Founder, VALOORES, Lebanon) and Zainab Patel (Lead, Inclusion and Diversity, Pernod Ricard India; formerly Director, Inclusion and Diversity, KPMG India).

Listing Information:

  • Date: 4th October, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM Onwards
  • Venue: Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi

About Teamwork Arts:

Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world.  For over 30 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers, change makers and visual artistes in the knowledge and arts space in India and abroad. Every year, we produce over 33 festivals in 72 cities and 26 countries in the fields of performing & visual arts and literature. We produce the world’s largest literary gathering: the annual Jaipur Literature Festival; JLF international now travels to the US, UK, Canada, Australia, the Maldives, and Europe.

Even amidst the upheaval and unsettling times of 2020 and through 2021, Teamwork Arts successfully launched the digital series, JLF Brave New World and Words Are Bridges, which were viewed by over 4.8 million people in their first season. Through its digital avatar, the Jaipur Literature Festival reached over 27 million viewers in January 2021.  Art Matters empowers artistes across India to collaborate by commissioning them to create new works. The digital series Be Inspired was launched in 2021 – a series that crystal gazes into the future with conversations on science, technology, innovation, environment and more. The first on-ground edition of ‘Be Inspired – Festival of Ideas’ was held in April 2023.

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