Ebony Beckwith knew early on that she wanted to be a boss. She grew up visiting her mom at her office in downtown San Francisco and remembers loving everything about that environment. From the stationary to the furniture, to what people wore and how they spoke to each other, everything was fascinating to her. In Ebony’s words, it was her “Mary Tyler Moore moment.” Today, she has a lot of big moments. As Salesforce’s Chief Philanthropy Officer, Ebony oversees a global team that manages Salesforce’s philanthropic investment strategy and enables all employees to give back. She also helps the company navigate relevant issues, including leading the community response to COVID-19
and heading the Racial Equality and Justice Task Force
Her path to career success was not a straight line
, and that’s one of the reasons why her story is so interesting. With over 12 years at Salesforce, this influential leader in technology talks career milestones, driving equality in the workplace, and the best gift employers can give their employees.