Recognizing CSR Leadership: SAP Awards North America Volunteer Ambassadors in Q2
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, SAP formally recognizes and honors outstanding employees whose contributions and efforts have a positive impact on SAP, fellow employees and our community. Wayne Pau, Development Architect, and Pamela Seplow, Global Head of Talent Management, have been chosen as our Second Quarter Volunteer Ambassador winners from Canada and the US respectively for their contribution, dedication and service to our CSR programs.
Second Quarter Volunteer Ambassador Winners
Wayne Pau was pivotal in rallying volunteers to participate in the Titan Challenge with Junior Achievement of Central Ontario. The JA Titan program is an interactive online business simulation that offers a unique way for young people to learn what it takes to compete in the marketplace and to run a successful business. JA students spend the day using Junior Achievement’s Titan simulation program to make key decisions while managing and operating their own virtual business.
Wayne and the SAP volunteers delivered workshops and coached more than 350 high school students through the dynamic changes of our technology-driven global marketplace. Students planned and executed each aspect of a company’s strategy, including making critical product and capital investment decisions, systematically solving marketing and pricing challenges, optimizing R&D, and demonstrating corporate responsibility with charitable giving. Altogether, Titan volunteers contributed over 100 skills based volunteer hours!
From the very beginning of North America’s signature education initiative, BTECH, Pam Seplow has been one of its biggest champions. The journey of creating a signature CSR initiative began in an effort to address the increasing shortage of young adults entering into the technology workforce. BTECH is a 9-14 school where students receive both a high school diploma and Associate’s Degree at no cost upon graduation. Students at BTECH will each be paired with SAP mentors to help them stay focused on their education and understand what kinds of careers are available in IT. Pam provided her expertise, experience and skills from Talent Management to BTECH’s mentoring program. Her knowledge has helped to develop the onsite and virtual mentoring platform that will be rolled out across North America, which is a first of its kind, not only for SAP CSR, but also for student mentoring programs in general as NYC educators and national nonprofits in the space look to learn from the SAP model Pam created to apply for their initiatives
Pam has consistently followed through with action items and follows up from meetings and has been an invaluable resource, granting constructive feedback in the interest of providing the most value for our signature initiative. Becky Hamilton, Enterprise Support Advisor and CSR Fellow, states “I truly felt honored to work with such a dedicated, supportive and enthusiastic colleague. The mentoring program would not be what it is today with her!”
We would like to recognize these volunteers for their exemplary overall approach to global corporate volunteering. They understand global issues and local realities; and, selflessly champion causes to help others. The generosity they show with their time and talents bring light and life to many incredibly charitable and community endeavors. Congratulations to Wayne and Pamela!
If you want to kick start your volunteering adventure, have a look around our website to see if there’s a project that suits you! Want to nominate a volunteer ambassador in your area? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.