At Salesforce, Equality is a core value and we believe our higher purpose is to create a more equal world for all. A key part of this vision is to build a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they can bring their full, authentic self to work. Research shows when leaders commit to workplace equality and advocate for their employees, their cultures change for the better. There is nothing more empowering than feeling that you are heard, valued, and truly belong at work.
We live in an era where businesses — and their leaders — can be powerful platforms and agents for social change. A great example of this is the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. I'm thrilled and proud that our CEO Marc Benioff — who has consistently advocated for business leaders to drive social change — join the pledge and continue to be a responsive leader of Equality. As we often say, we can not do it alone and will have to work together with our entire Ohana — employees, customers, partners, tech industry, and our peer leaders — to create a path towards Equality for All.
As part of the pledge, each company is sharing their own actions around diversity and inclusion to drive greater change in our industries. At Salesforce, we focus on the following strategies to drive Equality in our workplace:
We’re excited to share these best practices with other dedicated CEOs, and hear more about their learnings. Together, we can be, as Congressman John Lewis says, “the headlights, not taillights” on the path to Equality. Thank you, Marc, for being a headlight and leading the way with this important pledge.