Global Vice President, Strategy SAP S/4HANA Sustainability

Anita Varshney

Anita is passionate about sustainable change and transformation, working with public-private partnership models, bringing together global communities to make a positive impact. Through a system thinking mindset, she consults on how businesses can bring sustainable ideas to life and with the right culture of innovation, coordinated team efforts, turning them into a powerful grassroot movement. Anita is a strong advocator on the role of women leadership and sports in accelerating our progress to reach the Global Goals by 2030.

Anita is spearheading SAP's strategy on Sustainability Management across SAP's product portfolio, working closely with experts, and leaders across different board areas. She is driving collaboration with SAP's partners and wider ecosystem, accelerating innovation and delivering customer success on their sustainability ambitions.

Anita leads SDG Ambition for SAP, which was launched at World Economic Forum 2020, in collaboration with UN Global Compact and Accenture. This program is aimed at developing and implementing innovative and ambitious business strategies that significantly increase companies' positive impact on the UN SDGs.

Anita has a strong dedication to working with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and has previously led the strategy behind building a global innovation with purpose space at SAP New York, Hudson Yards and ecosystem which serves SAP's global customers in 180+ countries in collaboration with startups, accelerators, tech community partners, venture firms, impact investors and philanthropists, futurists, and purpose driven institutions. Anita has been a key contributor to the books "SAP Next-Gen: Innovation with Purpose" and "SAP Next-Gen: Using Science Fiction as a Starship for Enterprise Innovation".

Anita has led several Gender Equality initiatives helping women and girls to design, shape and benefit from the technological transformations and innovations changing our world including #sheinnovates in collaboration with UN Women, to drive industry-wide action to make innovation and technology work better for young women and girls; Global Goals World Cup in collaboration with Danish Eir Soccer, to drive the power of sports for women from all walks of life, across all regions of the world onto the field and advocate for the Goal that is most invigorating for them, for their families, and community; Women in Data Sciences in collaboration with Stanford empowering female data scientists and mentoring them in their careers, across a global network of 3,360+ educational institutions and launched Female Quotient Equality Lounges at Universities, to bringing experiential pop-ups at college campuses, global conferences, and companies where women connect, collaborate, and activate change together to best prepare women with confidence to advance in the workforce.

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