Lab Top – 7 Questions for Women in Tech: Verena Laumayer
Bringing awareness to women in tech: Meet Verena Laumayer, the Business Processes Senior Consultant at SAP. Verena has over 18 years of experience in process consulting and project management in various industries. She shares thrilling insights about her job and how a project in Mexico City sparked her passion even more
by F10 | 22 Oct, 2020
1. What is your specific job?
I am a Business Process Consultant and Project Manager at SAP Service for Product Lifecycle Management. I accompany our customers in multiple industries and locations with the successful implementation of SAP products. I am currently developing in a new direction through my fellowship with Women in Technology. It is very inspiring and opens up new opportunities that I did not know before.
2. Your initial spark to enter this industry?
My initial impulse was my business studies with a focus on information management. Here I had my first encounter with SAP products. This new experience and the possibilities that came with it made me excited and eager for more.
3. Your most exciting project to date?
That had to do with a large customer in Mexico City, who introduced the whole range of our products. Add to that a different culture, language barriers, and an international team of consultants of various ages from all over the world.
4. Top skills that anyone, who wants to work in Tech need?
The joy for technology, the willingness to delve into topics, the courage to try out new things, to remain inquisitive and open for new items.
5. What advice would you give to young professionals starting in tech?
Look for sparring partners, mentors and coaches with whom you can exchange and consult. Be brave and try out creative new things and new paths.
6. Your biggest role model?
It’s not a specific person, but a mixture of different people, such as Michelle Obama, Angela Merkel or Jen Morgen. I find the career and work of each of these women fascinating and inspiring.