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One of the things I like most about Jim Snabe’s part in It Gets Better: SAP Employees is that the first thing you hear him say is that he is a parent — even before the caption rolls that explains that he is also co-CEO of SAP.

Of course, most of us know him as co-CEO but I’d guess much of the actual audience of the film didn’t. That label of co-CEO sent a powerful message in the film as he stood as equal next to the SAP colleagues who related their personal stories, but for this once he got to position his role as parent as even more powerful.

Labels can clarify the content of a container, but I find they tend to restrain imagination and potential when applied to humans. And SAP is actually made up of humans.

It’s with that spirit that SAP has published a series of films about real humans who also happen to work here. Without furher ado, meet some of the real people who make SAP tick — you may already know them by their titles, but get to know them as humans here first:

Peter Graf (Chief Sustainability Officer)

Brigette McInnis-Day (VP, Human Resources)

Carmen O’Shea (Head of Talent Marketing; Interim Head of Diversity)

TK Rengarajan (EVP, Technology Innovation Platform)

Janet Wood (EVP, Global Strategic Service Partners)

These five videos are just the beginning of a series planned for 2013 by the global diversity office under the mantra “inclusion inspires innovation.” Keep a look out throughout the year for more stories directly from the humans who power SAP.  And in 2013, care about all the precious individuals you meet along your way.

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  1. Julie Barrier

    How cool is this? Moya Watson, you are breaking glass at SAP! Thank you so much for your ongoing passion and commitment to showing a very human side of SAP. You inspire me, and many others around the world, with your courage and purpose.

    Also a special shout out to Peter Graf, Brigette McGinnis-Day, Carmen O’Shea, Ranga, and Janet Wood! Your diversity stories show a wonderful, vulnerable, human side and face(s) of SAP. Articulated with such simplicity and yet such deep meaning. I am smiling with pride. 🙂

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    1. Moya Watson Post author

      Thanks Julie! Wow, breaking glass! in case of emergency? 🙂

      Just to be clear — I didn’t make these videos! I just wanted to share them — the global diversity office is doing some really wonderful humanizing things.  I really appreciate your shout-out and kind words though — and thanks also for calling out to our wonderful fellow humans.  Likewise to Peter, Brigette, Carmen, Ranga, and Janet: thank you!

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  2. Cheryl Smith

    Wow!  These are all great videos.  I learned so much and admire everyone for sharing their life stories!  Thanks to everyone involved in this initiative.

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