The Headhunters hosted a webinar with guest speaker Nicole McCabe from SAP on Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity and inclusion is a hot topic these days. From the Google manifesto, to challenges plaguing emerging companies, the topic of diversity is not going away any time soon. But what does it mean to be diverse? How can you create a more inclusive culture? And the big question: as an organization, what should you care about and focus on within this massive topic? In this webinar, Nicola McCabe discussed diversity in the workplace, including areas such as culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability.

This webinar provided an introduction for those seeking to understand, build and implement diversity and inclusion strategies. We will discuss:

  • The business case for diversity and inclusion
  • What unconscious bias is and how it impedes progress
  • Lessons learned from building a diversity and inclusion strategy
  • What you can start thinking about and implementing now

Nicole McCabe was SAP’s Global Head of Gender Equality for four and a half years. She was hired to define and execute a sustainable strategy to help SAP achieve its gender diversity target by the end of 2017, which was attained six months ahead of schedule. Nicole is now Senior Director of Business Development within SAP’s Corporate Strategy team. She is a strong believer that more than just a single program is needed—that in order to create sustainable change, organizations must look at their processes, people and technology. Most recently Nicole led the largest EDGE certification project, making SAP the first multinational technology company to achieve this Global Business Certification Standard for Gender Equality. Nicole resides outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two young girls.

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