Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Katherine G. Johnson – all examples of female pioneers who revolutionized the tech industry. Without these women, the IT world would look very different today, yet for many decades these brilliant women fell under the radar.
Over the past years, a variety of initiatives have emerged to encourage girls and women to pursue a career in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and to give visibility to those who are already in STEM. Yet, to this day they are still particularly underrepresented with women only making up 33% of the STEM workforce worldwide, showing us that we still have a long way to go until we reach gender parity in STEM.
At SAP, we aim to stitch the gender gap– and that’s what SAP Women in Tech is here for. With the combination of our vision and goals, we want women from all educational backgrounds to become aware of the endless opportunities in tech, to see it as more than just being a developer or coder, and to understand that regardless of the role you are in, all women at SAP and in the tech space are women in tech.
SAP Women in Tech also aims to advocate and create opportunities for our female experts. And therefore, we need you!
Building strong relationships within SAP and the tech community, while creating ties with your colleagues and other experts, can lead to not only personal growth and development, but strengthen all women in the tech industry. Active communication and networking are essential to showcase how important and impactful women are in the IT field, and let’s not forget the men – male allyship is an important step in making gender parity in tech a reality. Just like we cannot truly progress in society and tech without representing half of the world’s population, we cannot bring change without the support of the other half.
Here on our community page, we want to support your career through our many resources and offerings, as well as interact with you and give you the chance to express yourself.