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Is your organization’s depth and breadth of diversity – gender, age, abilities, ethnicity, and more – keeping pace with that of your customers and prospects? Heads-up! By 2014, the workforce will include four generations, with 47% younger than 35. By 2024, a billion women will comprise the third most economically powerful emerging market, behind India and China. Will your D&I policies and practices be ready?

Tune in today, Tuesday, December 3rd at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT for a new HR Trends with Game-Changers roundtable discussion on “Diversity & Inclusion: Outreach Beyond Imagination.” Our panelists of HR thought leaders will include: Jim Norman, HR & Diversity Consultant; Toni Wilson, Principal of AquaInternational Leadership Consulting; R “Ray” Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Constellation Research, Inc.; and Deborah (Debbie) Schmidt, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of Transformation Office for SAP’s Global Strategic Industries.

A peek at what the conversation will cover:

Jim Norman advises organizations to “reach deeply inside your organization” in order to effectively recruit and retain diverse talent.”

According to Toni Wilson, the notion of “climbing the corporate ladder” and having a career with only one organization is outdated and disconnected from how potential employees think about employment today.

R “Ray” Wang poses this challenge: “52% of the Fortune 500 have disappeared since 2000. Where will your business be in 2015?”   

Debbie Schmidt, a member of SAP Business Women’s Network and SAP Global Customer Operations Diversity Committee, observes firsthand that Diversity and Inclusion aren’t burdens to bear – they are vital for a company’s long-term future. 

If you are unable to tune in live, the show will be available on demand soon after for your listening convenience. We welcome  your thoughts about the topic via twitter at hash tag #SAPRadio.

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