Benefits of Gender Balance in Leadership to Be Highlighted at SAP Ariba Live in Barcelona

Leading gender diversity expert, Michèle Mees, to deliver keynote
during Diversity & Leadership Forum

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#SAPAribaLivelt;/agt;–SAP
will once again host its ever-popular Diversity
& Leadership Forum
at SAP
Ariba Live
, this year with Michèle Mees, a gender diversity
expert, delivering the keynote address. Ms. Mees will highlight the
benefits of gender balance in leadership and lead a discussion about how
to create cultures that are welcoming to diversity.

Research studies show a clear and direct correlation between gender
balance in corporate leadership and financial performance. Additionally,
gender balance is proven to be one of the most powerful variables in
creating a culture of innovation. With this in mind, SAP Ariba will make
gender balance the focus of this year’s Diversity & Leadership Forum at
SAP Ariba Live in Barcelona, taking place 4-6 June.

Ms. Mees is a leading expert on balancing masculine and feminine
qualities in today’s leaders. She supports CEOs and leadership teams of
men and women in all kinds of organizations to create a balanced culture
by offering them a new perspective on gender roles and on masculinity
and femininity. Ms. Mees is the author of “The Balanced Leader.
Exploring the dynamics of masculine and feminine energy,” a TEDx speaker
and coach, and co-founder of the Centre
for Balanced Leadership
. She focuses on balanced leadership and how
it results in more engaged employees, stronger customer relations,
higher performance and more innovative teams, and a more sustainable,
respectful way of doing business.

The forum is typically standing-room-only and part of an exciting agenda
at SAP Ariba Live taking place at the Barcelona International Convention
Centre in Barcelona, Spain, 4-6 June. For more information on this
premier global commerce conference, visit

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indirect goods and services to external workforce. On Ariba
, buyers and suppliers from more than 4.1 million companies
and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on
transactions, grow strong relationships, and build healthy supply
chains. It’s where more than $2.8 trillion in commerce gets done every
year. SAP Fieldglass is used by organizations in more than 180 countries
to find, engage and manage flexible workforces that include non-payroll
workers and service providers. With SAP Ariba & SAP Fieldglass,
companies are transforming how they manage all categories of spend with
improved operational efficiency and compliance, increased agility and
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