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Paula Goldman Joins Salesforce as VP, Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer

We are proud to welcome Paula Goldman to Salesforce as our first-ever Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer. In this role, Paula will head the new Office of Ethical and Humane Use to develop a strategic framework for the ethical and humane use of technology across Salesforce. Paula will officially start on January 7, 2019, reporting to Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer.

Paula joins Salesforce from Omidyar Network, a social impact investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, where she most recently served as Vice President, Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab. Prior to this role, Paula served as the global lead for impact investing, where she created and led Omidyar Network’s global efforts to build the impact investing movement through its investment portfolio, industry partnerships, and thought leadership.

Paula has a strong record in technology for social good, with a focus on helping companies build ethical technology. She also served on Salesforce’s Advisory Council for the Office of Ethical and Humane Use.

“For years, I’ve admired Salesforce as a leader in ethical business,” said Goldman. “We’re at an important inflection point as an industry, and I’m excited to work with this team to chart a path forward.”

“Working with Paula as a member of the Advisory Council, I was immediately impressed by her exceptional leadership and thoughtful approach to truly complex issues,” said Tony Prophet, Salesforce Chief Equality Officer. “I’m confident Paula is the right person to lead us into this next chapter at Salesforce. This is only the beginning, but I’m excited for what’s ahead.”

Paula has extensive entrepreneurial experience managing frontier market businesses, ranging from managing an affordable private school in rural India to a micro-enterprise syndicate in post-war Bosnia. As founder and director of Imagining Ourselves, a project of the International Museum of Women, she led the creation of one of the world’s first online museums. Paula’s work was recognized with the Social Impact Award from the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and a Muse Award from the American Association of Museums.

Paula earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where did a dissertation on how unorthodox ideas become mainstream. She holds a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton and a B.A. with highest honors from UC Berkeley.

She has been on faculty at both UC Berkeley and Mills College and was an inaugural Social Impact Fellow at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Learn more about the new Office of Ethical and Humane Use here.


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