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Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit 2020 Recap

This week, Salesforce executives Amy Weaver, President and Chief Legal Officer, and Ebony Beckwith, Chief Philanthropy Officer and CEO, Salesforce Foundation, participated in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit

Weaver participated in a panel alongside Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley, Lana Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus and moderated by Fortune deputy digital editor, Rachel Schallom. 

The discussion covered how the pandemic has changed the way we work and the ways that companies can be sure employees and customers remain engaged in this all-virtual world. It also highlighted how we can help propel women forward in the workplace. 

“What have you done today to help another woman advance in their career? said Weaver. “Women need to be seen and heard. If at the end of day you haven’t done something, at least call your mother.”

Amy Weaver

Beckwith spoke alongside Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code, Avni Shah, Vice President, Education, Google and moderated by Fortune senior writer, Michal Lev-Ram.

The discussion covered how the pandemic has revealed deep inequities in education, and the role as community leaders and corporate citizens to address these issues. The women discussed how technology can be a part of the solution, and how increased awareness will lead to long-overdue change. 

“We need to reconsider what equal access to learning looks like,” said Beckwith. “For example, we can’t encourage computer science classes if students aren’t able to even have a laptop at home. We have to take an individualized approach to ensure that all students are receiving the right support and are on the path to success.”

To learn more, check out the Fortune article.

Ebony Beckwith