In her previous role at Hiscox, Kalpana was a Partner, founding member of the Diversity and Women in Leadership steering committees, and Chair of the Actuarial Function network. Through these platforms she organised various events designed to empower individuals and break down the barriers to success, and she led diversity measurement across the group. In her current role as a portfolio Non-Exec Director and Chairman, she is a visible champion and spokesperson for diversity initiatives and she continues to mentor. Externally, Kalpana was profiled in the Insurance Insiders inaugural diversity dozen and went on to help organise the first diversity festival in the insurance market in 2015. She also regularly speaks at schools, by invitation and through the Inspiring the Future campaign, at events regarding diversity and was most recently invited to launch Womens Week at the London School of Economics.