Gina Izumi, Senior Vice President, Sales, Growth, SAP Canada, has been honoured with a prestigious  Women of Inspiration ™ Award, presented by the Universal Women’s Network. The Women of Inspiration Awards recognize the achievements of women who lead, inspire and motivate, from across North America. These women are role models who leverage their influence and positions to inspire change.

This award is a recognition of Gina’s leadership and her ability to inspire and motivate those around her. As a technology executive in Sales, Gina serves as a role model for women in the industry, encouraging them to challenge themselves and explore new opportunities. Her unwavering commitment to mentorship and empowerment has made her a true inspiration to all.

Gina’s dedication to supporting the next generation of leaders extends well beyond her day-to-day work. She has spearheaded an initiative, Tee Up 4 Success, to challenge stereotypes and encourages women to explore the professional and personal opportunities they can achieve by building up their skills and confidence both on and off the golf course. She also launched Teeing Up the Next Generation for Success, hosting a development competition for students from four universities, partnering with Deloitte.

“Diversity and inclusion, our dedication to celebrating our differences instead of letting them divide us, are core to the SAP culture,” said Zahi Maalouf, Canada Diversity & Inclusion Lead. “We embrace the power that comes from innovating with inclusion as a priority and diversity as a driving force. Gina’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the industry, and our company, are commendable.”

Gina’s passion for empowering others, combined with her exceptional leadership skills and business results has earned her the respect and admiration of her peers. Gina’s recognition as a North American Women of Inspiration awardee is a testament to her commitment to inspire change and make a difference in the lives of others.