Lori Castillo Martinez - EVP and Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce
Lori Castillo Martinez is Executive Vice President and Chief Equality Officer at Salesforce where she leads the company’s global equality efforts.
Under Lori’s leadership, Salesforce has continued to increase representation with aggressive multi-year representation goals and create a more inclusive culture through equity-focused processes and programs. Lori has spearheaded new initiatives to better support and retain underrepresented employees, including company-wide microaggression and inclusive hiring trainings, URM leadership development and equality mentorship programs, and a Warmline that connects employees to advocates to help with pivotal career moments and conversations.
Previously, Lori served as the head of Global Employee Relations and Equality at Salesforce — a role uniquely designed as a way to accelerate and integrate people and equality initiatives at Salesforce, guided by employees. In this role, she focused on performance and employee relations management across the globe, as well as driving equality initiatives at the company.
Before joining Salesforce, Lori spent nearly a decade at a Fortune 5 healthcare company where she created the first enterprise-wide strategy, processes and systems for key legal, ethics, and regulatory risk areas. She also led the company’s Latinx Employee Resource group — helping to advocate and create community for women and people of color.
Lori is the co-chair of the Salesforce’s Racial Equality and Justice Task Force and serves on the Boards of How Women Lead, a community of women executives working to redefine female leadership, and LifeMoves, a nonprofit focused on ending homelessness in the Bay Area. She is driven by her passion to improve the way women live and work.