But I don't want to go
among mad people,'
Alice remarked.
'Oh, you can't help that,'
said the Cat: 'we're
all mad here

Aparna Devagiri

The Cool Cat of our team. Grounded and self-assured, Aparna`s nurturing warmth is second only to her wicked sense of humour.

Aparna has more than 26 years of experience in Human Resources across various sectors, from Engineering to Manufacturing, Pharma and Software having worked in Bharat Electronics, SKF Bearings and Strides Arcolab amongst others. Her last engagement was with 3M, where she led HR Operations and L&D. She has also co-founded a set-up that supports skill development in women entrepreneurs through podcasts, research and coaching.

Aparna has been active in corporate forums focused on gender diversity such as CII India Women`s Network and has won several awards for her innovative approaches to developing leadership capabilities amongst women leaders. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is certified in Change Leadership from eCornell.

At Navgati, she facilitates leadership workshops for women. She is also an ICF accredited coach and her coaching style is one that gets you to think, learn, and act, in the most gentle, supportive way possible. She is a heartwarming mix of intelligent humour, wisdom, experience and practicality wrapped into a safe, welcoming presence. In her me-time, you will find her singing, snacking and binging on movies, novels and old TV shows of the mystery kind.