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Photos: Marching For Equality In The Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Last week, our APAC team was so proud to march in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. By being part of the celebrations, we amplified our message of equality and encouraged other Trailblazers in our Ohana to do the same.

The Mardi Gras parade was the culmination of weeks of preparation — of designing and constructing the float and costumes, and dance practice to perfect the choreography.

We were also very pleased to be joined on the Salesforce float by JOY 94.9, Australia’s out, loud and proud radio station.

Our team, and particularly our Outforce members — LGBTIQ+ and allies – invested this time because equality is at the heart of who we are as a company. We strongly believe that business can be a powerful platform for social change and we actively champion equality for all.

Supporting the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and dancing in the streets was just another way we could be visible, vocal and proud.

Barry Dietrich is Vice President Enterprise Sales and the Executive Sponsor of Outforce for Salesforce Australia and New Zealand. Read more from Barry.

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Barry Dietrich

Barry Dietrich is Senior Vice President and GM, Public Sector, APAC at Salesforce and the Executive Sponsor of Outforce for Salesforce Australia and New Zealand. Barry has over 25 years experience in the IT Enterprise and public sector space. He recently lead Enterprise sales for New Zealand and Public sector at Salesforce where he managed the implementation of the Salesforce platform with Service NSW and NSW Family and Community Services . Prior to joining Salesforce, Barry worked on the largest Public Private Partnership deal in South Africa, which saw the creation of the world's first completely paperless and filmless IT hospital. Barry tweets at @BarryDietrich.

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