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Women's Day@SAP

Thank you for attending!  

Thank you for allowing us to introduce you to SAP. You got the chance to learn how we operate, innovate, work, play, and give back. You met some of our leaders, innovators, and all around great human beings. And, you heard how they flourish in an environment that encourages free expression, collaboration, individuality, and diversity. Do you want to work in an enriching and fulfilling environment? Join us!

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Sabine Bendiek
Chief People Officer and Labor Relations Director at SAP

Meet Sabine Bendiek, Chief People Officer and Labor Relations Director at SAP

The tech industry is about people. Only with great employees we will continue to be successful. As a truly global tech company, we are looking for the best and most diverse talent and offer them an environment where they can grow and thrive. I am really looking forward to Women's Day@SAP, to get in contact with great female talents, showing them who we are, sharing insights about our people and culture, and, of course, talking about career opportunities at SAP.

Sabine Bendiek is SAP's Chief People Officer, Labor Relations Director, and member of the Executive Board. In her role, she will head the Human Resources organization and bring SAP’s people strategy to life.

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Find out first-hand who we are, what we do and what it´s like to work at a cloud company serving 450,000 of the most significant global enterprises in the world with over 100,000 employees worldwide across 180 countries. 

Meet SAP! We are a purpose-driven and future-focused company, with diversity in our DNA, a highly collaborative team ethic and a clear commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global businesses, creating market makers, advancing industry leaders, shaping supply chains, running mission critical activities, facilitating global commerce, or building innovation platforms, we take on the toughest, the most acute, the most complex and the most impactful business challenges.​ Curious? Do you want to learn more? 

Meet your hosts
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Margit Herrler
Campus Strategy and Engagement Lead (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Margit works in the SAP campus recruiting team for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The main task of this team is to make SAP better known as an attractive employer and to inspire students to apply to SAP. Margit studied administrative sciences with a focus on human resources at the University of Konstanz and has been working at SAP for almost 19 years, in changing roles in the recruiting area.

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Anja Wölfel
Campus Strategy and Engagement Lead (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Anja is part of the HR Early Career Talent Attraction team. In her role as a Campus Recruiter she helps to develop and build robust relationships with universities to increase brand awareness with a strong focus on attracting talent. This includes to manage the student and graduate engagement strategy across the DACH region. She has been with SAP for more than 20 years and held various roles in HR.

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Miriam Eggert
SAP HR Recruitment Consultant

Miriam works in the SAP Professional Tech Recruiting Team for Germany. This team is responsible for the recruitment of IT Tech Professionals for different tech areas within the company. Originally coming from Düsseldorf, Miriam finished her Bachelor’s degree of Labor Sociology and Education in Frankfurt am Main, afterwards graduating her Master’s degree with focus on change management in Heidelberg and joined the SAP Family in Walldorf 2 years ago. Miriam is passionate about finding the best match between diverse talents and jobs!

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Marisa Wollner
Senior UX Design Specialist

Marisa works as a designer@SAP and is responsible for Design Operations for SAP’s Design System: Fiori for Android and iOS. The Fiori Team is enhancing Google’s and Apple’s Design Language with business use cases for SAP Native Apps on smartphones and tablets. Marisa gained her bachelor’s degree in Interactive Media Design and graduated in Leadership at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt. She joined SAP 6 years ago, after collecting several experiences in Design Agencies. Marisa’s passion is to lead teams towards delightful user experiences by growing a culture of design excellence and self-organization.

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Anna Lena Homolla
Mobile UX Consultant and Early Talent

Mobile UX Consultant and Early Talent Anna-Lena started her career in 2017 as a SAP vocational student for Business Information Technology with a focus on Sales & Consulting. After completing her studies she joined the mobile UX Germany Team as a technical consultant in October 2020. She has been working her way into SAPUI5 and life as a consultant while continuously improving her skills in multiple areas. In her projects she primarily develops mobile applications for the customer in close collaboration with respective stakeholders. Every customer is unique and needs something different, so no day is like the other!

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Ines Hamma
Software Developer

Ines started at SAP as an intern about 5 years ago. Throughout her university studies she continued as a working student and gained first hands-on experiences in different departments. After finishing her masters degree she joined the Strategic Engagements team in January 2020. In her current role as a Developer she works on strategic and co-innovation projects within the Sports and Entertainment area.

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Christine Regitz
Member of SAP's Supervisory Board | Vice President, Head of Women In Tech@SAP

Imagine a day in the future when women will look back to today and will be absolutely astonished that it was not a natural decision to go for a job in a tech / IT company. The team of Women in Tech@SAP is working towards this vision to inspire women regardless of their training background to choose SAP. Join me for the session and get inspired yourself!

Nina presents programs and initiatives on diversity at SAP in Germany and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how and why we have become the "Thought Leader" in German industry.

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Nina Strassner
Head of Diversity and People Programs SAP Germany

I'm the Head of Diversity and PeoplePrograms for SAP in Germany and, with a dedicated team of experts, responsible for the initiatives relating to diversity and “Happy Employees”. I'm a specialist lawyer for labor law, author and columnist for Wirtschaftswoche and Brigitte MOM.

The Business Women’s Network (BWN) is the largest employee-driven network within SAP. Learn more about what’s behind this successful model, why it is necessary for female professionals to expand their network and how such an initiative can have a business impact on your company.

Let us share with you our belief of networking as a key element to help develop your skills and career advancing opportunities.

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Rosemary Ismalou
Strategy & Communications Specialist SAP Services and Co-Lead SAP Business Women’s Network, Munich

Rosemary has been with SAP for more than 17 years. Since 2019, she is responsible for internal communications and strategic initiatives for SAP Services Germany.

Diversity and especially gender equality is a topic close to her heart. She was a founding member of the SAP Business Women Network Munich Chapter in 2017 and has been leading this network for over three years.

In this role she is collaborating with internal stakeholders such as HR and Diversity as well as management to create awareness for gender equality. Together with her core team she coordinates internal as well as external events in order to share professional insights, best practices and education.

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Michaela Wohner
Business Manager Education and member of SAP Business Women’s Network, Munich

Michaela started her professional career as a technical writer. She joined SAP in 2015 as a Content Developer for SAP Customer Experience.

In 2020, she took on a management role and is now leading a team of instructors delivering trainings to SAP colleagues in Presales.

As a member of the core team of SAP’s Business Women’s Network in Munich, Michaela is passionate about helping women advance their careers and uses her skills to technically coordinate and communicate events for BWN.

At some point, I’ll have to choose between leadership and an expert career.

Co-Leadership- that’s only something for mums working part-time.

If that’s what you think, then come to our session and meet four very different women who have for very different reasons chosen to work in a co-leadership setup. Also, you will learn how and why SAP supports co-leadership and how this fosters diversity. 

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Gabi Becker
General Business Sales Manager

Gabi Becker, 57 years, married, no kids – but: with a great team! 

Gabi is a very ambitioned, highly motivated, experienced manager. Values, especially leadership values, are not only words for her – the values are really lived by her and her team every day and in every kind of network: partner, customer, colleagues, management. Gabi was looking for a co-lead because she wanted to reduce her working time and she “found” Johannes Martens.Johannes and Gabi share the same values and they know each other very well - a new co-leadership tandem was born!

 

What makes their co-leadership so special is that the idea behind it is to transmit knowledge and experience from one generation to the next.

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Regina Böttcher
Head of Strategic Sales, RISE at SAP Germany

Head of Strategic Sales, RISE at SAP Germany. Co-founder of a high-tech company 2013, located in Berlin.

Full-time co-leader since April 2020 and a real fan of this effective leadership model and our great team that supports it.

I’m seeing change as positive and as a development option. It is an integral part of my leadership culture, as is basically starting the (work) day in a good mood. Running and cycling makes my day.

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Yvonne Gruler
Operations Senior Manager

Yvonne started her career at SAP in 2012 in Controlling where she was responsible for establishing a new centralized process for financial planning and reporting. After spending time in Brazil, Yvonne returned to Walldorf to join the Central Forecast Center of Excellence where she introduced technologies and processes - such as predictive analytics and revenue accounting - for SAP's Finance and Administration board area before moving on to lead the Product Engineering Business Unit Controlling team. In 2020, Yvonne has joined SAP Global Security as co-lead for the COO position.

When she is not working, she enjoys leading a group of Salsa dancers at SAP. She is also into other dynamic sports such as climbing, kitesurfing and volleyball. She reserves most passion and attention for her two-year-old son.

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Sylwia Wagner
Support Manager

Sylwia Wagner from the Language Experience Lab. Since January 2020 together with Markus Meisl co-leading a team of 20 colleagues. Working mom, enthusiastic about New Work-ing models and people development.

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Danielle Löw-Wiebach
Development Project Expert

Danielle is currently doing a fellowship with the Diversity & People Programs team, HR Germany, and is responsible for the topic of co-leadership and job sharing. A sociolinguist by training, she has worked in the area of user assistance at SAP before moving on to project management and communications. She loves swimming and is interested in New Work and everything that has to do with it.

How can business networks support me in my career planning & development?

Networks have a long history at SAP - for one's own development as well as for corporate development. We - from the networks moms@SAP and dads@SAP - see ourselves as part of the cultural change at SAP and beyond and would like to share our experiences. In a half-hour session we want to address the important questions of compatibility and flexibility and share personal experiences with the participants.

Speakers: 

  • Christian Rothländer, Teamlead Penetration Testing & Red Teaming & Dad@SAP 
  • Johannes Woltermann, Cloud Architecture & Advisory 
  • Immakulata Zamel, HR Project Manager in Diversity & People Programs Germany 
  • Sophia Weis, Project Expert – SAP Enterprise Adoption 

From theory to practice: what is it really like for women to work at SAP? Meet 5 women from different business areas and in different career stages. Hear what they have to say about their work at SAP. And, ask away! 

Meet the panel
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Nina Strassner 
Moderator

Nina Strassner is “Head of Diversity and People Programs” for SAP in Germany and, with a dedicated team of experts, is responsible for the initiatives relating to diversity and “Happy Employees”. She is a specialist lawyer for labor law, author and columnist for Wirtschaftswoche and Brigitte MOM.

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Christina Wilfinger
Speaker

In her role as Managing Director of SAP Austria, which she started in February 2021, Christina’s focus lies on continuing the transformation process of SAP customers toward cloud use and the successful expansion of the digital transformation of midmarket customers. Prior to that, Christina was a member of the management team at Microsoft Austria for the last four years and was responsible for solution sales in the enterprise sector. Before joining Microsoft in 2016, she already worked in senior positions in consulting and sales at SAP Austria and was part of the local management.

She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology and teaches as a lecturer at Danube University Krems.

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Susanne Diehm
Speaker

Susanne Diehm is Chief Operating Officer and Head of Cloud Business for SAP Germany. In her capacity as COO, Susanne is responsible for the processes and the operational sales business of SAP Germany. As head of cloud, she drives the adoption of SAP’s cloud solutions in the German market. Back in the days, Susanne finished her apprenticeship in a hotel in Heidelberg and studied Human Resources. At SAP, Susanne initially started in the HR department and after 5 years she decided to make use of her sales passion and became a sales executive and later a sales manager. From 2015 until 2019, before she became the COO, Susanne managed the public industry sector at SAP Germany. Susanne always has been strong contributor to the digital transformation of Germany as a state and a society. She supports “D21”, Germany’s biggest non-profit network for the digital society, and she is a member of the “platform 6” of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, that focuses on the digital administration and public IT. 

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Anna Maria Steidle
Speaker

Anna-Maria Steidle joined SAP in 2019 as part of the SAP Career Starter Program and is currently working in the Business Transformation Services - Consumer Products & Retail division as a Business Enterprise Consultant. She holds a Master of Science in International Management from the International School of Management and an Advanced Certificate in Project Management from Boston University. Her focus area is S/4HANA Finance – Controlling and she is based in Hamburg.

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Anna Seitz
Speaker

The mathematician Anna Seitz started her career 2016 as software developer in the very technical SAP basis development. In May 2021 she switched to management. Anna is mother of three preschool kids. 

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Michaela Schulz
Speaker

Michaela works as a Software Development Manager at SAP. She has more than fifteen years’ experience of managing multi-disciplinary, international teams of varying sizes and complex software programs of work. Currently she is leading Software Development Teams in the SAP Commerce Cloud area in Munich. Michaela is holding a master degree (Diplom) in Computer Science (TUM alumni). Before joining SAP she worked as a Program Manager for large software systems at Nokia and Manager of Managers in Software Development at Siemens.

Michaela´s main drive is providing a leadership culture of humans first, thinking in terms of relationships instead of hierarchies. In a digital world we need leaders who are able to react fast and agile to disruptions and continuous change. Leaders who can empower teams to work autonomously in self-responsible and collaborative manner.

Our commitment to a world of equality

At SAP, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to our success. As a global organization with employees from 150+ nationalities, our employees must feel free to be their authentic selves for our company to perform at its best. We embrace and encourage different perspectives, and believe we are made stronger by our unique combination of culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, and work-life situations.

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