TEDxSeattleWomen: Bridges in the Evergreen State

by Jenn McColly and John Dietz

 

At Concur we know that when our people are at their best, our business is at its best. That is why we are committed to fostering an environment of belonging, collaboration, authenticity and caring where our diverse and inclusive teams enable our passionate innovation, growth and customer satisfaction.

That’s why earlier this month we were honored to host TEDxSeattleWomen, a gathering of local TEDxSeattle members, Concur employees and community partners. Attendees heard from inspiring local speakers with diverse backgrounds including Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz; Tanmeet Sethi, an integrative physician-teacher; Carol Sanford, a globally known thought leader and author; and Choklate, an international singer/songwriter. Valerie Conn led us through the event reminding us all that “everyone has an idea worth spreading.” We were also fortunate to watch curated sessions from the 2017 TEDWomen conference in New Orleans. It was inspiring to listen to the amazing ideas each speaker brought to life. Bringing people together from our company, community partners and the TEDxSeattle community made for an event unlike any other. Check out our Concur Labs blog for a rundown of the event.

We are incredibly proud that Concur, and our parent company SAP, are leading supporters of diversity, inclusion and belonging. Today, 37% of leadership positions at Concur are held by women and we are being intentional in our efforts towards increasing that number even more. Our high representation of women in leadership helped SAP achieve their goal to hit 25% women in leadership earlier this year. Now we have our sights set on supporting SAP’s updated goal to hit 30% women in leadership by 2022.

At Concur and Concur Labs we recognize there is incredible power in having diverse teams and an inclusive workplace. Events like TEDxSeattleWomen bring the community together to drive continuous dialogue on important topics. Something we at Concur will continue to be intentional about.

 

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