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Become a purpose-driven innovator with the FQ App

This new app developed by SAP Next-Gen in partnership with the Female Quotient enables a global community of purpose-driven female innovators, connecting them to a global network focused on empowering women and girls in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship linked to the SDGs. The FQ App, available for Android on Google Play and for iOS on the Apple App Store, was introduced on International Women’s Day 2019 by SAP Next-Gen and The Female Quotient at SXSW 2019, showing how next generation female leaders can:
  • Join events 
  • Be inspired by new stories in the community
  • Find a nearby FQ Lounge, Home of Equality on Campus
  • Get educated on STEAM topics to help them become next-generation purpose-driven innovators

Inspiring female talent on campuses around the world

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The FQ Lounge, Home of Equality @ Campus is a global leadership program designed to cultivate the next generation of female entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators. It offers young women a community in which they can collaborate and connect, setting a strong foundation for them to thrive in their future careers and create meaningful change in the workplace. Through its recruiting pipeline, The FQ Lounge, Home of Equality @ Campus helps propel female students’ careers by connecting them with entry level jobs in a range of industries.

More than 30 FQ Lounges, Home of Equality @ Campus locations have opened at universities around the world including many at SAP Next-Gen Lab locations. 

Fostering next generation female data scientists

In a collaboration with the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference in 2019, SAP Next-Gen hosted 40+ WiDS regional events globally featuring thought leadership from SAP, academia and purpose partners together with content from the main WiDS conference.

The WiDS regional events organized by SAP Next-Gen in 2019 were independent events to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders were invited to attend WiDS regional events, which featured outstanding women doing outstanding work. SAP Next-Gen WiDS regional events covered the globe including:
  • EMEA: Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (3 locations), Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa (2 locations), Sweden, Switzerland (2 locations), UK, and Uzbekistan 
  • Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, U.S. (4 locations) 
  • APJ: Greater China (2 locations), India (4 locations), Singapore


The events brought together academics, startups, accelerators, purpose partners, and experts from SAP and partners in the global SAP Next-Gen innovation with purpose community. Through keynotes and panel discussions, participants heard how they can join a global movement to inspire and educate the next generation data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. Participants in all SAP Next-Gen regional WiDS events were invited to join the movement to foster the next generation female data scientists to innovate with purpose linked to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Global gender agenda in the news

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Read about this 2018 event that highlighted the beauty of bridging the creative industries and technology in synergistic ways and celebrated our industry’s commitment to gender equality and the phenomenal women in our field.

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