IAOP and HCL Announce Winners of the Red Ladder Women in Outsourcing Awards
Leaders from Avasant Foundation, Colliers, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and Institutional Investor Research to be Recognized by Industry

WINDERMERE, FL, January 23, 2020 – IAOP®, the association that brings together buyers, providers and advisors working in collaborative partnerships, in partnership with HCL, today announced winners of the Red Ladder Women in Outsourcing Awards. Winners
will be honored during IAOP’s annual Outsourcing World Summit, taking place February 17-19, in Orlando, Florida.

“When the opportunity arose for IAOP to partner with HCL on an award that recognizes strong women doing great work, it was an easy yes from me,” said Debi Hamill, CEO, IAOP. “We’re proud of the strides we’re helping make in this space, particularly with our Women Empowerment, Leadership and Diversity chapter, and this was a natural fit. I couldn’t be more thrilled to honor these four women who are leading, innovating and supporting one another along the way. On behalf of IAOP, congratulations!”

Winners were chosen in three categories and are as follows:

  • Women Empower Women: Chitra Rajeshwari, Executive Director, Avasant Foundation
  • Leadership in Transformational Sourcing: Kate North, Vice President, Workplace Advisory, Colliers
  • Excellence in Innovation – Emerging Technologies: Lisa Taubler, Consumer Affairs, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • Rising Star: Dynah Kent, Head of Buy-side Engagement and Offshore Outsourcing Operations, Institutional Investor Research

HCL's Red Ladder Awards are uniquely positioned to identify, recognize and award high performing and high potential women leaders, and leverage them as role models for other aspiring women. Launched in 2016 by HCL, the initiative has been well received across various fraternity and created a niche for itself at several industry platforms to honor women for their contribution to business. HCL's Red Ladder Women in Outsourcing Awards is in partnership with IAOP’s Women Empowerment, Leadership and Diversity Chapter.

About IAOP
IAOP is the global association that brings together customers, providers, and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional and organizational development, recognition, certification, and excellence to improve business service models and outcomes. Our members and affiliates worldwide are digging deep at IAOP conferences, learning at IAOP chapter meetings, getting trained and certified at IAOP courses and workshops, and connecting through IAOP social media, all with one goal: better business results. Whether you are a customer, provider or advisor, new to collaborative business models like outsourcing, or you are an experienced professional, IAOP connects you and your organization to our growing global community and to the resources you need to get the results your company deserves and demands. Visit

About HCL
Founded in 1976 as one of India's original IT garage start-ups, HCL is a pioneer of modern computing 
with many firsts to its credit including the introduction of the 8-bit microprocessor-based computer in 1978 well before its global peers. Today the HCL Group has presence across varied sectors that includes technology, healthcare and talent management solutions and comprises four companies - HCL Infosystems, HCL Technologies, HCL Healthcare and HCL TalentCare. The group generates annual revenues of over US$ 6.5 billion with more than 110,000 employees from 100  nationalities operating across 31 countries, including over 500 points of presence in India. For further information, visit
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