This blog was co-authored with Maia Siu, Global President of Asiapacforce.

During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor and pay tribute to the generations of Asian, Pacific Islanders, and South Asians who have enriched history, forged new paths for others, and influenced lasting change in society.

At Salesforce, we believe we have a responsibility to use our platform for the greater good.  We celebrate diverse stories, shape culture by changing narratives, and work together to create a more equal world. There is undeniable power in representation — from media to the boardroom, to history books — and in that spirit, we seek to honor diverse heroes whose stories are often unknown or not told at all.  

“I grew up never seeing myself on-screen, and it's really important to me to give people who look like me a chance to see themselves. I want to see myself as the hero of any story. I want to see myself save the World from the bomb,” said Sandra Oh, the first Asian woman to win two Golden Globes.

In that spirit we worked with Asiapacforce, Salesforce’s Employee Resource Group for the Asia Pacific community and their allies, to highlight some of the remarkable trailblazers who have led the way by revolutionizing their fields while helping others see themselves reflected in society.

Here are 11 luminary Asian and Pacific Islander trailblazers:

Changing the cultural narrative and building a more equal world for all starts with each one of us. At Salesforce, we are passionate about driving positive social change. Together, we can create a community of advocates and allies to unite in this journey to equality for all. Learn more at