This is the question on ISB :
Perhaps you can mention diversity aspect of your work experience, if you work with people from different cultures.
One common background to some software engineers I met in Bangalore is they are from rural background. That can be a differentiating factor.
Have you been part of any technology community? Did you write any white papers or presented any?
Are you from a community such as Gujarathis or marwadis that is primarily into business? People from those communities get lessons on business since they are 4 years old.
Well, work experience is what comes to my mind but I am afraid whether thats actually a similarity in many applns.
I am a maharashtrian though come from a small town. Technology papers wise I have a few but again just a "few". I doubt whether I should stress on something that I haven't given dedication.
One thing I have is I love to cook and I am an expert at that. But I do not want to go for this one because 1) I haven't participated in formal competitions and 2) I doubt if cooking adds any value to mgmt diversity they are asking for.
I have a hobby to read books like geeta and dasbodh and try to find the applicability of spritual thoughts in such books to real life events. But is that something I should dwell in? Pls. advise.