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Diversity and Inclusion

At SAP, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to our success.

Connecting with candidates

Our goal is to be the most inclusive software company on the planet. To attract talent from all backgrounds, we offer targeted internship and co-op programs. We also constantly assess sourcing channels to expand our search for creative, smart, talented people. We are growing our Autism at Work program and investing in building relationships at events like #WomenWhoRock because we know that talent comes in all forms and understand that the diversity of our employees is a critical ingredient for fueling innovation.  

Application and hiring processes

We are committed to ensuring fair and transparent hiring practices. One program we leverage to hire talent from diverse backgrounds is Project Propel, a partnership between SAP and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), where SAP teaches its software to undergraduate and MBA students. Another is our SAP Autism at Work Program, which enables us to hire for autism inclusion. By adjusting recruiting processes, we help remove the barriers to entry candidates with autism frequently face. 

Opportunity to grow

SAP aims for clearly-communicated and transparent promotion processes as we develop fast-tracked action plans for top performers, collect and analyze data to identify progression gaps and career stall trends, and deploy technology to encourage inclusive communication and feedback between employees and managers. We aim to achieve the same promotion ratio for men and women and create opportunities and visibility for high potential women at SAP. We are making progress towards our goal of 30% Women in Leadership (WiL) by 2022. 

Career development

SAP invests in targeted career development to fast-track diverse talent, using skill maps to ensure that career development is aligned and targeted with future skill needs. We are also building a framework for our employee network groups to provide opportunities for talent from underrepresented backgrounds to gain crucial skills. SAP also uses a mentoring tool to enable and encourage inclusive mentoring across five generations of employees.

Learn more about inclusive career journeys at SAP

EDGE recertification

SAP recertified on the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) global standard, recognizing our strategic commitment to creating a gender-equal workplace that benefits employees, customers and partners.

Autism at Work

Launched in 2013, SAP was the first global tech company to create a program to leverage the unique abilities of people with autism.

The road to gender equity Is paved by paternity leave

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Hiring autistic workers

CBS News highlighted neurodiversity in Tech and featured SAP’s Autism at Work program.

Digital natives leading customer success

Learn about SAP Academy for Sales graduates helping customers achieve their journey to the Intelligent Enterprise.

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