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EVENTS AT LABS INDIA


BUSINESS WOMEN NETWORK






Objectives:
  • Foster an inclusive atmosphere where employees' potential is retained and fully utilized.
  • Improve market performance by utilizing diverse leadership capabilities.
  • Ensure SAP's competitive advantage by benchmarking against best-in-class.
  • Increase SAP's reputation as an employer of choice, that is, an excellent and fair employer for all employees.

Businees Women Network with Hasleen Kaur, Femina Miss India Earth 2011, August 22, 2011

Businees Women Network with Hasleen Kaur, Femina Miss India Earth 2011, August 22, 2011

" Do not let the word fame control you", said Hasleen Kaur, Femina Miss India Earth 2011, while addressing the Business Women Network at the SAP Labs Bangalore campus on August 22. The event hosted by V. R. Ferose, MD, SLI, witnessed an overwhelming response from a huge audience who were enthralled by the beauty, brains and empathy of Hasleen who emphasized the need for "reinventing and reworking oneself" in order to break gender stereotypes.

In spite of her success and glamour which she has achieved at the tender age of 22, Hasleen is committed to her responsibility to the society. Since she had always been inspired by Dr. Kiran Bedi, she choose to work with Navjyothi Foundation, a partner NGO of SLI, founded by Dr. Kiran Bedi, when she had to select a domain of social work as a part of the Miss India contest. Under the ambit of Navjyothi, she is promoting and working towards increasing girl child education which is indispensable for the growth of any country.

This BWN session offered SAP Labs India employees the opportunity to interact with a young girl who in spite of tasting success early in life has maintained her humility and integrity.

Businees Women Network with Shobhaa De, the renowned author and columnist June 27, 2011

Businees Women Network with Shobhaa De, the renowned author and columnist June 27, 2011

"I am of the same age as India. So my story is the story of India", thus spoke Shobhaa De, the renowned author and columnist. While addressing the SAP Labs India, Bangalore, employees at the Business Women Network on June 27, Shobhaa emphasized the need to deconstruct the gender stereotypes. Having successfully lead a multi-faceted life as a model, journalist, scriptwriter, bestselling novelist and mother, she said, "I have learnt to live with little things."

Candidly discussing her success story and her inspirations behind her writings, Shobhaa De kept the overflowing audience enthralled by her vivacity and dauntless spirit of womanhood.




Businees Women Network with social activist and philanthropist Rohini Nilekani, May 19, 2011

Businees women Network with social activist and philanthropist Rohini Nilekani

"As women we need to redeifne success,freedom and use them responsibly", thus spoke Rohini Nilekani, social activist and philanthropist, who despite being the wife of Nandan Nilekani has maintained her independence and carved her own niche in the society. While addressing the SAP Labs India, Bangalore employees at the Business Women Network on May 19, Rohini emphasized the need to deconstruct the gender stereotypes. The chairperson of Arghyam, Pratham Books and Akshara Foundation, Rohini is amongst the country's most active philanthropists and is involved in multifarious initiatives including provision of clean water, sanitation and literacy to the less privileged section of the society.

During this candid interactive session SAP Labs India employees got the opportunity to learn from the adventures of the life of a woman philanthropist who is also an ace juggler of personal and professional life.

SAP Labs India celebrates the uniqueness of being a woman March 11, 2011

Sangita Singh awarding the winner of the essay competition held on the occassion of the women's day

In 1886 Kadambini Ganguly and Anandi Gopal Joshi became the first Indian women doctors registered to practice western medicine. Since then women have traversed an extended path and today even I.T. sector companies, long considered a male bastion, boast of active participation of women. This is exemplified by SAP Labs India (SLI) where 31% of all employees are female. To celebrate this mercurial rise of the feminine gender, SAP Labs India, Bangalore, observed the centenary year of International women's day, on March 8, with an eventful two hour program starting at 2:30 p.m. at the indoor cafeteria. The event included a book reading session by the noted journalist and author Sudha Menon, a panel discussion on "Men and women are different but equal", and other cultural programs.

Panel discussion with Sudha Menon and other senior leaders from SAP Labs India
The session was an earnest endeavor by Labs India to recognize its women employees for their commitment and passion in helping SAP become a great place to work.




The youngest Vice President of Wipro shares her stories at the BWN

Sangita Singh

"I don't want a working woman. I want a career woman" Sangita Singh's husband had warned her three days after their marriage. Sangita, the youngest senior Vice President of Wipro, did not disappoint her husband and that was the reason she was requested by SAP Labs India to host the first session of the Business Women Network (BWN) 2011. Held at the indoor cafeteria at 3:00 p.m. on February 16, the audience for the event was a fair mix of both men and women.

Audience listening with rapt attention to Sangita
Clad in an elegant grey colored sari, with benign smile radiating self confidence, Sangita was the perfect example of the graceful woman "tigress". Befitting her personality, her sincere advice was "Be yourself, be happy and stay woman."