At SAP, in October 2018, we had an inaugural in-person event for our women-led employee resource group. We all experienced an unbelievable two days of energy and passion!
This was an opportunity to develop our chapter leaders, become a high-impact employee resource group, and share experiences. Significantly, this translates into our chapter leaders becoming stronger employees for our company and increasing their business impact on the company’s bottom line. We showcased our commitment to the gender parity topic and as we heard from chapter leaders around the globe, we are making an impact! The chapter leaders are making their passions a reality!
5 key takeaways of creating an event like this for employees:
1) Employees are a company’s greatest strength and we are stronger together
2) When a company puts employees first, they will pay it forward and put customers first
3) Being present in the moment, being aware of the power of community, and feeling valued – is immeasurable
4) Employee resource groups, like this one, are key to female talent retention in companies
5) Relationships and teamwork are what brings employees together and will continue to drive us forward.
The in-person event exceeded expectations of all those involved. The participants enjoyed being engaged, feeling valued, and being put first! Additionally, the ability to connect with each other was invaluable and provided inspiration and energy to all who attended.
How do women employees run at their best at SAP? By getting involved and participating in an employee resource group!
When all is said and done, people must be your number one asset. Everything else will flow from that!
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 388,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.
SAP‘s vision is to help the world run better and improve people‘s lives. With over 90,000 employees representing over 150+ countries contributing to the success of SAP, we understand that it is the unique perspective of each individual that makes SAP a more innovative and dynamic organization –a key source of our success that helps drive business results. Creating a diverse and inclusive culture is critical to making SAP both a great place to work and a successful company. At SAP, we are committed not only to the principles that underlie this culture, but to the day-to-day practices that bring it to life.
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