IGNITE!
At the Lesbians Who Tech Summit
@moyalynne
What is Ignite and what’s in store for us today?

Short, Charged, Inspirational Talks
Is it Enough Just to Be Gay? The Opp...
Who is SAP and why are we here?
Is It Enough Just To Be Gay?
The opportunity for LGBT leadership at work

There is a vitality, a life force, an
energy, a ...
Is It Enough Just To Be Gay?
LGBT at SAP: A Look Back… and My Quickening.
LGBT at SAP: 2010
No formal LGBT presence at Div...
Is It Enough Just To Be Gay?
LGBT at SAP: The Turn

http://spr.ly/YTgetsbetter
Is It Enough Just To Be Gay?
LGBT at SAP Today

We are not only here:
We make a difference.
Increased productivity
Increas...
Is It Enough Just To Be Gay?
SAP Run With Purpose

What makes work no longer feel like work?
What connects us with the wor...
Is It Enough Just To Be Gay?
LGBT at Work: The Future
There is much work to do
Does it get better?
LGBT around the world: ...
Is It Enough Just To Be Gay?
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Everyone

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Moya Watson's presentation at the inaugural Lesbians Who Tech Summit 2014: How SAP's LGBT network went from disenfranchized to transformative.
San Francisco, Castro Theatre, February 28, 2014.
http://lesbianswhotech.org/summit/

Read a full wrap on the Summit here:
http://scn.sap.com/community/sustainability/blog/2014/03/03/unbridled-innovation-at-lesbians-who-tech-summit

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Is it enough just to be gay? The opportunity for LGBT leadership at work

  1. 1. IGNITE! At the Lesbians Who Tech Summit @moyalynne
  2. 2. What is Ignite and what’s in store for us today? Short, Charged, Inspirational Talks Is it Enough Just to Be Gay? The Opportunity for LGBT Leadership at Work Moya Watson / Innovation Product Manager, SAP #NotBuyingIt: A Hashtag that Started a Movement Katie Tomezsko / Product Manager, Raizlabs Recruiting for Diversity in Technology Laine Campbell / Founder & CEO, Blackbird From Series A to B // Why I Have Hope for the Future of Women in Tech Sabrina Riddle / Founder, Madison & Reed
  3. 3. Who is SAP and why are we here?
  4. 4. Is It Enough Just To Be Gay? The opportunity for LGBT leadership at work There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. – Martha Graham
  5. 5. Is It Enough Just To Be Gay? LGBT at SAP: A Look Back… and My Quickening. LGBT at SAP: 2010 No formal LGBT presence at Diversity Days Whispered perception that being out might hurt your career path Perception that certain offices were a “don’t ask don’t tell” environment Lackluster participation in LGBT groups Little-to-no LGBT diversity awareness training … I didn’t know a single other out lesbian in an office of thousands. What role could I possibly play?
  6. 6. Is It Enough Just To Be Gay? LGBT at SAP: The Turn http://spr.ly/YTgetsbetter
  7. 7. Is It Enough Just To Be Gay? LGBT at SAP Today We are not only here: We make a difference. Increased productivity Increased competitive advantage Improved innovation cross-silo Newly galvanized employee networks New diverse hires Measurably increased pride in SAP Rejuvenated employee-centric campaigns Over $1.8M annual savings in increased productivity alone
  8. 8. Is It Enough Just To Be Gay? SAP Run With Purpose What makes work no longer feel like work? What connects us with the world? What gives meaning to our effort?
  9. 9. Is It Enough Just To Be Gay? LGBT at Work: The Future There is much work to do Does it get better? LGBT around the world: A global corporate responsibility. Erst kommt das Fressen … First, you need to be well fed. Safe. Dann kommt die Moral – Bertolt Brecht And then, morality. You can do more. Kate Kendell – National Center for Lesbian Rights Our progress is breathtaking… but we do a great disservice if we think we are close to “mission accomplished” – We are not done.
  10. 10. Is It Enough Just To Be Gay? Three Things You Can Do Today: Go! Everyone • Bring your whole self: Talk about your sweetie, your family, your weekend • Speak up: At conferences and events, represent • Put yourself in the picture: Be there when people report on events where you are In your small company • Start an LGBT employee network • Host monthly lunches about current events • Recruit! In your large enterprise • Talk to human resources about the role of LGBT and other underrepresented employees in the company • Check to see if you participate in the HRC Corporate Equality Index and plan to increase your score • Be inclusive: Welcome allies – not just LGBT but straight too Your Picture Here Connect With Us kathy.powell@sap.com – SAP recruiter here at the Summit http://www.sap.com/careers moya.watson@sap.com – @moyalynne on twitter

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