Software Giant Hosts Women's Leadership Summit
Germany-based business international software firm SAP hosted a women's leadership summit, with the theme "Run Smart, Run Beautiful," on September 6, 2017. The event was held at the China World Summit Wing, in Beijing. In a welcome address, organizers said the annual gathering, now in its third year, has become a flagship event for diversity and inclusion across industries. During this year's summit, Adaire Fox-martin, SAP executive board member and president of Global Customer Operations, talked about the significance of "Driving Diversity and Empowering Women" in the digital revolution. Yang Lan, cofounder and chairperson of the Sun Media Group, shared her findings on women's participation in developing artificial intelligence. After the event, SAP and UN Women launched a program, entitled SHE CAN Women Entrepreneurs Digital Empowerment. Some 100,000 women entrepreneurs and professionals are expected to benefit from the program over the next three years, by receiving training on adopting digital techniques and skills to boost their businesses.