On this International Women’s Day, I reflect on how much the themes for this year Everyone Woman Counts (Canada) and DigitALL; Innovation and Technology for gender equality (United Nations) play such a significant role in my life. Although we are making progress, women continue to be underrepresented in many sectors, especially in STEM industries. Technology companies flourish when women are given opportunities to fully express creative solutions and drive innovation. Therefore, we all need to do our part to continue promoting gender equality. As a mother to a daughter, I continuously take the opportunity to empower her to chase any dream she sets her mind to and that goes for all women. We can take on any challenge, at any stage in our life, and it’s essential that we empower and support each other as we do it. I encourage every woman to set goals that will help them reach new heights. It’s time we all Aspire Higher!
Senior Vice President Sales, Canadian Growth Markets, SAP Canada
Gina Izumi is the Senior Vice President of Sales, Growth Markets for SAP Canada. Her broad experiences in sales, business development, channels, operations and finance have provided a foundation that has helped her lead and develop teams which continuously exceed their customers’ expectations. Her thought leadership and collaboration has enabled her to build trusted and meaningful relationships with her customers, her teams and her peers.