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Happy International Women’s Day

A Message from David Schmaier, CEO & Founder, Vlocity

Mar 9, 2020 by David Schmaier
CEO & Founder
4 minute read
Happy International Women’s Day 2020

Amidst all of the recent excitement about our exciting news to join Salesforce, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon, express gratitude for, and celebrate the achievements of the women of Vlocity in honor of International Women’s Day.

As our team has continued to grow this past year, we have added more talented women around the world, in roles spanning from engineering, QA, product, employee success, UX, training, technical publications, sales, marketing, finance, and administration. I want to personally thank you for your leadership.

At Vlocity, when we say, “People are the Core,” we acknowledge our commitment to creating a fair, equitable and inclusive company where our employees can do the best work of their careers. The technology industry — and our company in particular — is keenly aware of the opportunity to be more inclusive and diverse in our continuous drive to transform industries around the world.

At Vlocity, when we say, “People are the Core,” we acknowledge our commitment to creating a fair, equitable and inclusive company where our employees can do the best work of their careers.

I am proud to say that with the recent acquisition of Vlocity by Salesforce, we will appreciate Salesforce’s commitment to fostering and promoting women in leadership. I hope you will find this to be an inspiring aspect of Salesforce’s values around diversity and equality.

No doubt that each of you has an incredible woman (or more) in your life who has motivated you, mentored you, led you, or educated you in some remarkable and memorable manner. My mother served as a guiding light to me in my formative years, and I am sure that each of us has one or more women that played an equally important role for you.

In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m pleased to share that we will once again (like last year) be making a corporate donation to Girls Who Code — an organization whose single mission is to close the gender gap in technology. Their world-class programs strive to create gender parity in computer science education, sitting at the heart of the much-needed long-term solution to ensure equal representation of women in technology.

I would also ask that we each celebrate the day by thanking one or more women at Vlocity who may have helped you, or inspired you the most.  

As stated on the IWD.org website, “Equality is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. A gender-equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious — so what's not great about that?”

I could not agree more.

Please join me in celebrating the women of Vlocity. We are fortunate to have them with us as role models, leaders and colleagues.

If you wish to participate in the official ‘International Women’s Day’ social media campaign - #eachforequal, click here for more information.

– David Schmaier, CEO & Founder, Vlocity

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