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Sueli Nascimento

Sueli leads the Black Employee Network at SAP Brasil, has previously led the Business Women’s Network, and is now a member. She has run monthly sessions with internal VPs and external guests on gender equality, personal experience and successful projects, and she has developed a close relationship with the Communications and HR departments, participating in programs and processes to showcase and champion the company’s women. Under her direction, SAP Brasil signed the ‘Women’s Empowerment Principles’ with the United Nations, and she brought men into the gender discussion through her introduction of the UN ‘HeforShe’ program. She is coaching numerous women for leadership positions, and is involved in talks at universities and other companies on gender equality and women in technology careers. Sueli helped to introduce a mentoring program for returning mothers, and created a room for breastfeeding at the São Paulo office. Externally, Sueli is a member of ‘Ser Mulher em Tech’.

Cristina Palmaka

Cristina is an Ambassador of the Employee Network Group and Member of the Business Women Network (BWN) and Black Employee Network (BEN) at SAP Brasil. Under Cristina’s guidance, SAP reinforced the importance of their inclusive employee network models and the number of women at the firm has grown to 35% in two years. As well as being a seasoned panelist and speaker, Cristina is a Board Member of Arcos Dorados and Junior Achievement and is a passionate advocate for women and their professional advancement across industries.