Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Why Salesforce’s New Equality Chief Is Thinking Beyond Diversity - FAST COMPANY

by Amy Elisa Jackson
Originally published: March 20, 2017

Tony Prophet is a man on a mission.

The 58-year-old equality chief, whose career has taken him from exec roles at Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard to now being in the C-suite at Salesforce, has a drive to not only create an inclusive organization but also one that stands as a beacon for equality.

Since taking on the role of chief equality officer seven months ago, Prophet hasn’t been one for the typical slew of media interviews or speaking engagements. Dressed in a Salesforce BOLDforce T-shirt and jeans when I meet him, he prefers collaborating with his team to advance Salesforce’s efforts to improve equality throughout the 25,000+ employee company, not to mention in the communities where they live and work–whether that has to do with gender, sexual identity, race, religion, or national origin.