SAP Ariba Live: Inspiring Success Among Women in Business

Leading female executives set to gather for exclusive forum at premier global commerce event and chart future course for business innovation and transformation

PALO ALTO, Calif. – February 28, 2017 – Business is changing faster than ever. And as they continue to rise in the ranks of procurement, technology, finance, engineering and design, women are increasingly setting the pace. Next month, hundreds of female executives will gather at SAP Ariba Live in Las Vegas for a special forum to discuss this transformation and ways in which they can help to accelerate it. Hosted by SAP Ariba CMO Alicia Tillman, the event will feature top women in business who will share their insights and stories of success, including Lisa Skeete Tatum, Co-Founder and CEO of Landit and Michele Promaulayko, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan and Editorial Director of Seventeen, as well as focused breakout sessions on building strong personal brands.

“Over the past two decades, women have stood up and leaned in to lower the glass ceiling. Today, they are leveraging the power of networks to drive unprecedented change across every function and industry,” Tillman said. “We are pleased to be providing a forum through which these leaders can expand their communities and drive conversations that inspire true transformation in their careers and the organizations they serve. And we are thrilled to have innovative thinkers like Lisa Skeete Tatum and Michele Promaulayko join us and share the incredible stories of their success.”

As co-founder and CEO of Landit, Lisa Skeete Tatum and her team are revolutionizing professional development for women around the world. Touted as the “LinkedIn for Women,” Landit provides its members with access to world-class experts, resources, tools, coaching and opportunities they can use to advance their careers. “When you have what you need exactly when you need it, that's how you Landit!” Skeete Tatum says.

Prior to founding Landit, Skeete Tatum was a General Partner at Cardinal Partners, a $350M+ venture capital firm, where she focused on investments in healthcare technology. She also held leadership positions at Procter & Gamble and currently serves on several private, non-profit, and public company boards including Surgical Care Affiliates and the Cornell University Board of Trustees.

Michele Promaulayko is a successful brand builder with deep experience as both a digital media and print magazine editor. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, and the Editorial Director of Seventeen.

Previously, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Health, and before that she was for six years the Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Health. Promaulayko has been an expert guest on television programs such as Today, Good Morning America, The Doctors, Rachael Ray, CNN, EXTRA, Access Hollywood Live, Fox News, and The Dr. Oz Show.

Skeete Tatum and Promaulayko join an all-star lineup of speakers set to present at SAP Ariba Live, which kicks off March 20 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Registration for this can’t-miss event is open today. To reserve your place, visit www.aribalive.com

About SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 2.5 million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships – simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where more than $1 trillion in commerce gets done every year.

To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit www.ariba.com

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable approximately 345,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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