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    1. Doing Well By Doing Good: @SuzanneDiBianca, Chief Philanthropy Officer of Salesforce, on Her Movement to Give Qway $128 Million

      Suzanne DiBianca is Chief Philanthropy Officer at Salesforce and Co-Founder of Salesforce.org (Salesforce’s nonprofit foundation), where she has been busy building a movement around corporate giving since Day 1. With the help of Marc Benioff, Salesforce’s charismatic and popular CEO, the company has been one of the pioneers of embedding social engagement within corporations through their 1-1-1 policy.

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    2. Top Five Predictions for the Cloud in 2016

      Top Five Predictions for the Cloud in 2016

      As the new year approaches, I predict that 2016 is going to be an incredible year for the cloud. Cloud communications solutions will offer more efficiency, flexibility, and data than ever before. Alongside that growth, cloud security solutions will become increasingly important. Also, collaborations tolls will become an increasingly integrated part of how we do business. 

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      Mentions: Gartner
    3. A Veterans Day Surprise: Companies Are Hiring the .04% - and it Has Nothing to Do With Philanthropy

      A Veterans Day Surprise: Companies Are Hiring the .04% - and it Has Nothing to Do With Philanthropy

      According to the Department of Defense, only .04% of Americans are active military personnel, a staggeringly small number to be shouldering the weight of our nation's security. These heroes deserve our full support with reintegration when they transition to civilian life, including the transition to employment. 

      @Salesforce.com has a plan for 10,000 Vets.

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      Mentions: Cisco Intuit Forbes
    4. New Employees At Salesforce Volunteer Out Of Office On First Day At Work

      New Employees At Salesforce Volunteer Out Of Office On First Day At Work

      On their first day of work, Salesforce employees might find themselves stacking grocery boxes or weeding in a public park, far away from the company's offices.  One of the cloud-computing firm's goals is to engrain in its workers a culture of giving back. And so, all new hires participate in volunteer work during orientation, whether it's picking out fresh produce for a food bank or helping rebuild a wildlife habitat in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Salesforce is based.

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      Mentions: Salesforce
    5. Salesforce Adjusts Salaries By $3 Million To Ensure Women Are Paid Equally

      Salesforce Adjusts Salaries By $3 Million To Ensure Women Are Paid Equally

      Salesforce.com said Tuesday that it made $3 million in adjustments to employee salaries this year to make sure women and men are paid equally. “We looked at every single one of our female employees’ salaries, and we adjusted it against all of our male employees’ salaries,” said CEO Marc Benioff at the Fortune Global Forum on Tuesday. “We can say we pay women the same as we pay men.” 

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    6. Girls in Tech Announces Finalists for 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA

      Girls in Tech Announces Finalists for 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA

      Thanks for sponsoring Salesforce Ventures!  The finalist female entrepreneurs in the 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA competition will present innovative ideas representing a wide range of areas, from philanthropy and health monitoring to beauty and academia. The half-day pitch competition for early-stage tech startups will be held at San Francisco's NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. 

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    7. 5 Big Ideas for Building Philanthropy Into Your Company's DNA

      5 Big Ideas for Building Philanthropy Into Your Company's DNA

      Any veteran of Dreamforce knows that our community gives back in a big way. This year was no exception with 1 million books donated to libraries and schools around the world, 3,500 kits packed for Project Night Night to support homeless children, 325 students learning to code on site, 75 vets participating in mentoring sessions with executives -- and not to mention 10,000 individuals from nonprofits and universities discovering how they can power their mission with Salesforce.

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    8. Impact Investing and Equity Pledges: The New Landscape of Corporate Responsibility

      Impact Investing and Equity Pledges: The New Landscape of Corporate Responsibility

      When it comes to corporate philanthropy, this is more than just an exciting time. It's an historic one. The movement to reimagine the social purpose of business is accelerating at lightning speed, spinning off a renaissance of entrepreneurship that's exhilarating to behold. This wave of corporate creativity for good is transforming the relationship that businesses have with their communities and the possibilities for real change.

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    9. 5 Questions For Business Leaders Who Believe In A Sustainable Revolution

      5 Questions For Business Leaders Who Believe In A Sustainable Revolution

      What do a prominent Californian Internet entrepreneur, an international trade union boss and an African business leader have in common? They have come together to join The B Team , a business-led movement aiming to redefine the role of business in society. Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce, Sharan Burrow , general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, and Bob Collymore, CEO of Kenyan-based mobile operator Safaricom.

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      Mentions: Marc Benioff
    10. Healing the Oceans: Technology Can Pave the Way

      Healing the Oceans: Technology Can Pave the Way

      The tech industry has the capacity to innovate and solve many global problems, but can it save the sea from overfishing, habitat destruction and acidification? This question was posed on a panel on ocean innovation during Dreamforce, the uber-conference sponsored by cloud computing company Salesforce. 

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    11. YouTube's Wojcicki, Actress Jessica Alba Discuss Daughters, Diapers & Diversity in Tech

      YouTube's Wojcicki, Actress Jessica Alba Discuss Daughters, Diapers & Diversity in Tech

      In today's world, having two kids and a full-time job is a lot for most women to handle. So when I listened to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talk about how she manages raising five kids -- ages 8 months to 15 years old--- while running a multi-billion dollar company, I wanted to bow down and kiss the ground on which she walks. 

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      Mentions: Dreamforce
    12. The CEO Who Took On Indiana's Anti-LGBT Law -- And Won

      The CEO Who Took On Indiana's Anti-LGBT Law -- And Won

      For Marc Benioff, the fight against Indiana's widely criticized "religious freedom" law was personal. The Salesforce CEO was a leading voice in the national outcry against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed last month. Critics argued that the original version of the RFRA would have permitted businesses to discriminate against LGBT people. Benioff said his advocacy was an effort to help his employees and customers whom the law might have affected, something he describes as being key to his personal philosophy.

       

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