Carolina Vaccaro

Carolina is the regional leader for the Business Women’s Network at SAP. Last year, as a result of joint efforts from HR and D&I, she collaborated in the update of the ‘Back to Work’ parental leave policy for Argentina, inclusive of all families and absent of gendered language; and they created a regional gender violence campaign to raise awareness. This year, the ‘Back to Work’ policy was expanded throughout the region, and Carolina and the BWN team work on gender violence has extended to a COVID-19 protocol, compiling data from locations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, listing internal and external channels for reporting domestic violence. Together with an employee assistance program, the group now has a code to report cases, which is only shared with women.

Cristina Palmaka

Cristina is an Ambassador and Member of the Business Women’s Network (BWN) and Black Employee Network (BEN) at SAP Brazil. 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.

Shuchi Sharma

Shuchi leads Gender Intelligence for SAP globally, and is charged with ensuring SAP is attracting, retaining, and promoting women to achieve a goal of 30% women in leadership by 2022. She is currently helping SAP renew its EDGE certification and implement action plans in over 12 countries where 80% of our population resides that will help us ensure gender equality. In addition, she is spearheading initiatives designed to enhance sponsorship, create flexible working arrangements, and a culture of male allies that understand gender diversity is good for everyone, not just for women. Shuchi also speaks at global conferences on gender equality and is active with UN Women helping to drive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address gender equality.

Alex Atzberger

Under Alex’s leadership, a D&I council was created to shape the diversity agenda for SAP. The purpose of the council is to build and execute diversity and inclusion programs and priorities within the organization. Comprised of five individuals from around the globe, representing diverse geographies and ethnicities, the council advises his leadership team and him on how to further drive and promote diversity in the workplace. In addition, he is the executive sponsor for the SAP Business Women’s Network, which helps women advance their careers by sharing best practices, education and experience. Lastly, Alex is committed to filling 50% of all new leadership positions with women and minority candidates, and has actively set strategic goals to do this. Externally, he is also an active sponsor of Planned Parenthood.