Yukti's Story: The Journey to Meaningful Work at the Enterprise Level
What does a fulfilling work day look like to you?
What drew you to Salesforce?
“Our impact is overwhelming and humbling.”
So how can someone have an impact while working for a large company?
There are three clear ways people can infuse personal touch in their work at a large corporation.
1. Help customers amplify their impact in the world.
For one of our projects, I worked on enabling The Global Fund to move their entire grant management system from an office of physical files to a completely automated platform on Salesforce. This grant managed the disbursement of millions of dollars in funds to countries to fight against AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. This previously took about 60% of their workload, but after our automation, dropped down to 0%. Working together on my team in an agile environment to expand The Global Fund’s reach was an incredible experience.
2. Lock arms with coworkers to give back to the community.
Salesforce’s 1-1-1 model dedicates 1% of Salesforce’s equity, employee time, and product back into the community. Through this, I was able to organize a heritage walk fundraiser with the children of the Cherish Foundation Orphanage. This foundation gives orphans the chance to experience family activities that parents would typically plan. It’s been amazing to see how the model at Salesforce fosters a genuine passion to volunteer, and that underlying spirit to do good thrives.
3. Be a champion for equality.
I’ve also been involved with Outforce, an Employee Resource Group (ERG) for allies of diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity. Outforce promotes an open and inclusive culture that empowers employees to bring their whole, authentic selves to work every day. I was fortunate enough to collaborate on an event that educated attendees on the importance of accepting all lifestyles, especially in our region. We hosted a Bollywood dance class and held a seminar that broke down stereotypes around transgenderism. It’s inspiring to see how others have driven the conversation around equality too.
“My piece of advice for those looking for deeper meaning in their work? Be open to different opportunities and trust your passions.”
I challenged myself to take the path that wasn’t necessarily the easiest, and said “Yes” when opportunities arose. My piece of advice for those looking for deeper meaning in their work? Be open to different opportunities and trust your passions. Strive to connect with others, find mentors, and ask for feedback.
Get an inside look at the Hyderabad office and watch how I have been able to transform my everyday with Salesforce below: