EVP, Corporate Relations & Chief Impact Officer at Salesforce
In this role, Suzanne leads Salesforce’s stakeholder strategy, driving positive social and environmental impact across our company, customers, partners and community. She spearheads Salesforce's sustainability efforts to address the urgency of climate change with bold leadership; champions workforce innovation to accelerate training and hiring of the military community; and closely collaborates with Salesforce Ventures 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 through our Impact Fund. Suzanne has worked at Salesforce for close to twenty years and leads through encouraging collaboration at all levels of the organization 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 recognized 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.