Aarti is an industrial-organizational psychologist who runs Psymantics Consulting, her own independent consulting practice, out of Bangalore, India. Her work focuses mainly on leadership, gender diversity and inclusion, and assessment. Her current pet projects include: building a dynamic and contextualized leadership development solution called Cymorg, leading a research study about building inclusive cultures in Indian startups, and helping localize a global assessment offering to the
Indian context. Aarti obtained her PhD and started her career in the US, working for Kronos (formerly Unicru) in employee selection and assessment. She moved (back) to India in 2010, where she led the Infosys Leadership Institute’s efforts in assessing and developing Infosys’s global high-potential leaders. She then worked as the Director for Research at Catalyst for 3 years, conducting and disseminating research on gender diversity and inclusion. Aarti was recognized as one of India’s Future Emerging HR Leaders at the “The Are You In The List 2013 Awards." In 2014, Aarti founded COSI (Community of Organizational Sciences in India) along with a small group of like-minded individuals, with the mission of advancing awareness of evidence-based management in organizations and institutions in India.