On November 17, the 14th annual Stevie Women in Business Awards — held at Times Square in New York City — celebrated the impact of women in business. Several SAP female executives were recognized with Stevie Awards.
Jenny Dearborn, senior vice president and chief learning officer, and Diane Fanelli, senior vice president and general manager of Global Channels and Platform GTM, won in the Female Executive of the Year category with Gold and Bronze awards respectively. In the Women Helping Women category, Anka Wittenberg, senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer, received a Gold award. Both Sinead Kaiya, COO of Products and Innovation, and Alicia Tillman, CMO, received Bronze awards for their abilities and positive impact on SAP’s business.
As digital transformation changes the business landscape and companies respond to challenges that will impact or promote their long-term growth, we’re seeing the value that diversity and female leadership brings to business and nowhere was this more apparent than at the awards event. Achievements of female entrepreneurs, COEs, executives, and startups were celebrated throughout the evening, with the winners being selected from a pool of more than 1,500 women from 25 countries.
At this year’s awards ceremony, more than 500 business women and guests — representing countries including Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Germany, Iceland, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, U.S., and the United Kingdom — were on hand to toast the winners and celebrate all women who make a difference in their business and in the world.
The Stevie Award Competitions were created in 2002 to recognize accomplishments and contributions of companies and business people worldwide. This year, they more than achieved that goal with the Women in Business Awards.
Andrea Carson is senior director of Executive Communications at SAP.