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Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Chief Impact Officer
In this role, Suzanne leads Salesforce’s stakeholder strategy, driving positive social and environmental impact across our company, customers, partners and community. With bold leadership, she spearheads Salesforce's sustainability efforts to address the urgency of climate change and champions workforce innovation to accelerate training and hiring of the military community. Suzanne also closely collaborates with Salesforce Ventures and uses our Impact Fund to invest in diverse, world-class entrepreneurs who are solving some of the world's greatest challenges across education and workforce development, equality, sustainability, and the social sector.
Suzanne has worked at Salesforce for close to twenty years. She leads through encouraging collaboration at all levels of the organisation and across the community through innovative programs and dynamic partnerships.
Previously, Suzanne was co-founder and president of the Salesforce Foundation and Salesforce.org. Under Suzanne’s leadership, Salesforce pioneered the 1-1-1 model of integrated corporate philanthropy, which dedicates 1% of Salesforce’s equity, employee time or product back into the community. Today, Salesforce serves as a successful model for corporate social responsibility, with more than 8,500 companies adopting this model through Pledge 1%, which Suzanne is a founding board member.
Suzanne is a recognised leader in corporate philanthropy. She has been named one of Inside Philanthropy’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy and is a member of the San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business hall of fame. She currently serves as a board director and trustee at The Tides Foundation and Patrick J. McGovern Foundation. In addition, she serves on the advisory boards of Classy, Inc., Box.org, Twilio.org, and the DocuSign Impact Fund.
Suzanne lives in San Francisco and is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.