One of the many, many things that I love and admire about Salesforce is the emphasis the entire company places on diversity and inclusion. It’s really from the top down — Marc Benioff is a fierce advocate for representation of minorities and women in tech, and as a Salesforce partner I’ve seen this trickle down to the various regional offices I’ve had the pleasure to visit.
But there’s more work to be done.
A few weeks ago, I posted a list of Women-Owned Salesforce Partners & AppExchange Companies. This list was born of extensive Googling, AppExchange trolling, and research. Since its publish date, it has grown to almost 30 companies with the suggestions of others in the community who are shining a light on ladies kicking ass and growing thriving businesses.
30-some companies, though? Surely we can do better than this.
Introducing the Dreamforce Diversity Scholarship
I’d love to see this of women-owned businesses grow, along with the growth of other diverse founders and talent in the ecosystem. To that end, Sercante is teaming up with Spekit, TaskRay, and Cloud Giants to offer the first annual Diversity at Dreamforce Scholarship.
Here’s the deal:
If you’re a woman or minority business owner, we want to help YOU make a splash at Dreamforce.
There’s a super simple application process, and the winner will get a fully sponsored booth at Dreamforce (valued at $30K) and 1-on-1 advisory sessions with 6 women leaders (valued at $50K) to make the most of this awesome moment.
How to Apply for this Opportunity
Dreamforce is seriously like the Superbowl of Salesforce — seize this opportunity to help your business (or someone that you know) shine!
There are 3 quick steps to apply:
1. Review Eligibility
Applicants must be:
- Fully minority owned & operated
- Have a Salesforce integration
- Be ready to go to market
- Be ready to accelerate their growth! (Can I get a “heck yes?!” here?)
2. Record a Pitch
In a 5-minute or less video, tell us who you are, why you started your business, and what problem you solve.
3. Submit Your Application
Submit your company with an application video using this link!
Please Throw Your Hat in the Ring and/or Spread the Word!
Diversity in the broader Salesforce ecosystem is incredibly important. It ultimately leads to better customer outcomes, and is critical to driving continued growth.
You can learn more about this opportunity here: https://spekit.co/women-in-tech-dreamforce-scholarship/#apply-here
Word of month is how we found most of the companies on the Women-Owned Salesforce Partners & AppExchange Companies list. We need your help to share this opportunity with underrepresented rockstars — please share with your networks!
The deadline to apply is Monday, September 23, 2019.
[Psst. Looking for other ways to be an awesome ally? Check out The 8 Best Ways to Support Women-Owned Salesforce Businesses.]