My grandparents were forced to emigrate from Germany to Brazil in the 1930s, and never left. If it weren’t for the goodwill and compassion of that country and its people, it’s pretty safe to say I wouldn’t be here today.”

The stories my granddad has told me are stories of hope and resilience, but also of deep sadness and great fear. I think of them whenever the plight of refugees is featured on the news, and imagine what stories these refugees’ grandchildren will be hearing. That’s why I support the refugee cause. Someone once did such things for my family, and it feels great to be able to pay it back.”

Giving back has always been important to me, but like most people, I often struggled to balance volunteering with my career … until I started working for Salesforce two years ago as a Senior Instructor. Giving back is so deeply ingrained in our company culture, which has made it possible for me to take time off work to help refugees in need.”

Our hard work giving back, changing workplace culture, and creating a space and recognition for being a company that embraces and celebrates all types of diversity and inclusion. #welcomesall #outforce
Thx to the 40 @salesforce #volunteers who restored habitat with us at #Pier94 on Monday! They removed 26 bags of weeds and trash.
With my new team this morning volunteering at CREATE Foundation – making hundreds of birthday cards for children in need. #givingbacktogether
Day 4 and we’re volunteering @ arts for all to help build confidence through creativity! #SalesforceOhana