Leading thinkers to discuss diversity as a competitive advantage,
outline actions to drive it during exclusive forum at premier global
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- (Business Wire)
Diversity and inclusion are two very powerful words. And when many
people hear them, they think of two other words: human resources. But
diversity isn’t just “an HR thing,” it’s a competitive advantage.
According to a study
from Northwestern and BYU, diverse groups of people consistently
outperform and are considered more effective than homogenous ones. Next
month, SAP Ariba will host an exclusive forum where leading thinkers
will gather to discuss the role that diversity can play in fueling
business innovation and outline actions that companies can take to drive
it. The event will take place during SAP
Ariba Live, the premier business commerce conference that kicks off
March 5 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
“To succeed in today’s hypercompetitive world, businesses have to
innovate and differentiate. And diversity is the key to doing both,”
said Tifenn Dano Kwan, Chief Marketing Officer, SAP Ariba. “The best
ideas come not from teams that look, think and act alike, but from
diverse groups with differing backgrounds and opinions. And our goal is
to inspire companies to form them and watch their businesses flourish.”
Hosted by Julie Gerdeman, Head of the Digital Transformation
Organization at SAP Ariba, the Diversity & Leadership Forum will feature
champions of diversity who will share their insights and stories of
success in driving it, including:
Yassmin Abdel-Magied - best-selling author, renowned speaker and
advocate for the empowerment of youth, women and those from racially,
culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Anka Wittenberg, SVP, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Head of
People Sustainability, SAP SE, which has been named to Fortune’s 50
Best Workplaces for Diversity list, and designated by the Human Rights
Campaign as a top workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
(LGBT) equality four years running.
Attendees will also be able to participate in three unique breakout
sessions focused on leading for gender equality, driving change through
diversity and inclusion and the future of leadership in procurement.
“Diversity is the key to unlocking totally new ways of doing things that
can transform the way we live and work,” Gerdeman said. “And companies
that embrace it can not only propel their businesses forward, but make
the world a better place.”
Space for this exclusive event is limited. Register for SAP
Ariba Live today to reserve your place.
About SAP Ariba
SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba
Network, buyers and suppliers from more than three million companies and
190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions
and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing
process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and
building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with
profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships –
simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The
result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where more than $1 trillion in
commerce gets done every year. To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit www.ariba.com
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 approximately 378,000 customers to
operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more
information, visit www.sap.com.
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