- Innovation product manager
- Writer, end-user focused communications and technical documentation lead
- Compassionate disruptive technologist. Respected community strategist and advocate
- Accomplished product, project, and QA manager of mulitple highly successful releases
- Agent for human rights and antibullying
- Married, with a beautiful wife (Leanne Waldal) and daughter
- SAP Mentor 2013-Present; SAP Top Performer; Pride@SAP USA Lead (Emeritus); SAP Top Talent; Team Professionalism Award Recipient; MVP Innovation Award Recipient
- 2018 YWCA Tribute to Women Award Honoree
- Rodeo queen. Stargazer. Occasional whiskey drinker.
Moya Watson is a product manager for SAP Cloud Platform at SAP. In her work, she enjoys fostering digital innovation that helps inspire fellow humans to be and express exactly who they are both through using technology and through personal expression.
Moya has been working in the software industry in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991. Since 2001 at SAP, she has continually enjoyed forging innovative approaches to communication of all kinds, from standard documentation to technical documentation to collaborative experimental platforms. Currently a product manager for SAP Cloud Platform, she has the best job because she gets to work with and publicly appreciate the community of people who use the product. As head of SAP’s North America LGBT organization, she led a company-wide initiative in 2012 to create and release It Gets Better: SAP Employees with significant internal and external impact, after which she was honored to become a longstanding SAP Mentor.
In tandem with her work at SAP, Moya is passionate about the potential that online organizing brings to the causes of social justice and equality. And everywhere, she is interested in particular in the vast spaces between formal messaging and raw expression. She blogs for work on the SAP Community (https://people.sap.com/moya.watson/) and personally, though more rarely lately, at https://moyawatson.com/. You can find her on Twitter most days — at @moyalynne.
YWCA Silicon Valley 2018 Tribute to Women Awards
Profiled for SAP People Behind The Technology series in 2016
SAP’s wrap at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit 2018
Together with Jillian Babbel in this SAP Silicon Valley feature on the stage of The Castro Theatre at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit 2017
At SAP’s first-ever participation in the San Francisco Pride Parade in 2015, together with my parents (and hundreds of SAP employees) <3
Having a lot of fun demoing SAP Cloud Platform Gamification Service together with the fabulous Michael Ameling at SAP TechEd in 2016
News and other media
- Lesbians Who Tech: Solving Tech’s Billion $ Problem — SAP; May 24, 2017
Emceeing a panel and introduction to recruiting tool include.io.
- SAP Inside Track Silicon Valley — SAP; September 23, 2016
Emceeing the full-day SAP Inside Track Silicon Valley 2016 #SITsv!
- Be Yourself. Everyone Wins. — SAP News; February 2, 2016
Profiled at SAP for the “People Behind The Technology” series.
- Local Bay Area Community Takes a Stand Against Teen Bullying — CNN iReport; July 3, 2012
I’m included in the reel of interviews that took place after the It Gets Better: SAP Employees premiere night and panel on June 7, 2012 at SAP Labs Palo Alto. A proud night with tragic precedent but hope for a brighter future
- Milk’s legacy lives on through students at school that bears his name — Bay Area Reporter; March 11, 2010
A B. A. R. reporter asked me for my thoughts before we marched with my daughter’s elementary school Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy to protest massive budget cuts to schools
- Some Celebrate While Others Deplore Court Decision — NBC Bay Area; May 26, 2009
In which (at about 1 minute in) I openly state that “I wept” when I got the court decision that upheld Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-passed initiative that stripped the right for same-sex couples to marry in California
- Tomasky talk: California votes on Prop 8 — guardian.co.uk; October 29, 2008
Leanne and I are interviewed on the upcoming Prop 8 vote by the Guardian’s Michael Tomasky. We were sitting at Cafe Flore for the interview, next to campaign HQ where I was volunteering.
- Lesbian Couple Hopes Third ‘I Do’ Proves Charm — NPR; June 13, 2008
Melissa Block interviews us on “All Things Considered” about our wedding(s) and the then-upcoming Prop 8 vote.
- MonkeyView: Before there was Flickr!
- My first web site ever
- SAP Community Network profile
- Technically Women