In this talk I would like to give you insights into my job at SAP and into live events and inspirations that took me onto this path. I started my career as physics student at KIT, where I finished my Diplom in 1996. I also hold a PhD in physics from Clarkson University New York in collaboration with University of Connecticut and McGill University in Montreal. I recently complemented my physics and IT background with an Executive MBA from Mannheim Business School.
I started at SAP as a software engineer, followed by multiple roles, living in India and US. Now, 20 years later, I am leading the product organization for our Payroll, Time Management, Compensation and Benefits products – a team of 40 different nationalities across the globe. I am also executive sponsor for a product initiative called “Business Beyond Bias”, which aims at leveraging HR technology and machine learning to detect and prevent unconscious bias in HR decision making processes.
Finally, I would like to share my experience with you regarding women in leadership positions and juggling children and career.