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What Is a Trailblazer?

Trailblazers come from all walks of life and deliver success in a variety of roles.

Trailblazers are truly the heart and soul of Salesforce. Everyone who wants to innovate and deliver success with Salesforce can be a Trailblazer.

Salesforce’s technology helps companies of all sizes deliver customer and employee success from anywhere. The customers, partners, and technology professionals that make up the Salesforce ecosystem are seeing endless growth and opportunity. 

According to a recent IDC report, the Salesforce ecosystem will create 9.3 million new jobs and 1.6 trillion in new business revenues worldwide by 2026. This growth is powered by Trailblazers — the learners and innovators who use Salesforce to build successful careers, companies, and communities around the world.

So what is a Trailblazer?

Trailblazers are truly the heart and soul of Salesforce. And we’ve made it our mission to pave pathways for anyone to unlock career opportunities and provide them with the tools needed to succeed.  

Trailblazer /treyl-bley-zer/noun

  1. A pioneer; an innovator; a lifelong learner; a mover and shaker.
  2. A leader who leaves a path for others to follow.
  3. Most importantly, a person who builds a better world for others.

We believe everyone who wants to innovate and deliver success with Salesforce can be a Trailblazer. Whether you’re just starting your career or reskilling for a new one. Whether you’re an experienced leader helping teams to deliver digital transformation or an entrepreneur building business apps.

Be a Trailblazer

Together, Trailblazers have built and continue to power the thriving Salesforce ecosystem. They’ve built successful careers, communities, and companies with Salesforce. But, they’re not only blazing their own trail, they’re bringing others along with them.

More than ever companies need Trailblazers’ skills, Trailblazers’ connections, and the Trailblazer mindset to drive success now. And there’s a pathway for everyone to #BeATrailblazer with Salesforce – regardless of education level, background, ethnicity, or gender.

Anyone can learn in-demand, relevant skills with Trailhead – the front door to a career in tech. Here are a few ways to get started on your journey:

Be a Trailblazer with Salesforce

Demand for Trailblazers with AI, data, and Salesforce skills is on the rise. Join millions of Trailblazers working at companies big and small and free yourself to discover a new career path.

Four Trailblazers Zachary Banks, Sima Samara, Karmel James, and Tony Nguyen all in Trailblazer hoodies.

Who are Trailblazers?

Trailblazers come from all walks of life and deliver success in a variety of roles. The opportunities are truly endless, and we invite everyone to explore the possibilities. We celebrate some of our amazing Trailblazers and explore how you can start your own Trailblazer journey.

Trailblazers: Selina SuarezMariel EspinalKieren JamesonRebe de La PazKestryl Lowrey, Melissa HansenRebecca AichholzerZac Otero, and Stephanie Herrera.

What’s the story behind the Trailblazer hoodie?

The creation of the iconic black hoodie is central to the Trailblazer origin story. In 2015, the Trailblazer spirit was thriving in our community, and we wanted to create a way for them to showcase that identity and spirit. So we created the first black hoodie with “Trailblazer” written across the front in script font.

The iconic black Trailblazer hoodie
The iconic black Trailblazer hoodie

Originally, Trailblazers earned hoodies by learning during Salesforce events.  Now anyone who wants to wear their Trailblazer pride can get one on the Salesforce Store. 

We also give golden Trailblazer hoodies as a gift of gratitude to Trailblazers who share their stories of doing well and doing good at Salesforce events around the world.

Trailblazers are the true heart and soul of Salesforce, and we love to succeed together. We can’t wait to hear your #TrailblazerStory. Please keep us posted on the Trailblazer Community and social!

And spread the word to your family, friends, and communities you love. 

Photo of Leah McGowen-Hare, VP, Trailblazer Community & Engagement at Salesforce.
Leah McGowen-Hare VP, Trailblazer Community & Engagement

Leah is passionate about the Trailblazer Community and making learning accessible to all. Her focus is to empower everyone to find their dream career in tech.

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