Salesforce offers women upskilling opportunities in a number of countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and India. Under the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Upskilling Initiative, the company has exceeded its commitment to provide 500,000 upskilling opportunities to women. This programme, which will be launched by the US Department of Commerce in September 2022, aims to provide women in the Indo-Pacific region with access to digital skills training, thereby fostering sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Salesforce has already delivered over 3 million opportunities in its first year and expanded its upskilling initiatives to several countries, including India. Salesforce has partnered with key organisations such as NASSCOM in India to provide Salesforce training through the NASSCOM Future Skill Prime Portal.
Salesforce has partnered with Giftabled, Skillible, and Pride Circle to digitally empower specific communities, with a focus on individuals with disabilities, women returning to work, and LGBTQ communities.
Salesforce actively promotes skill development and inclusion across various population segments through these partnerships. The company works with governments, public sector organisations, and non-profit organisations to provide upskilling opportunities for women across the region.
These educational initiatives make use of Salesforce’s online learning platform, Trailhead, as well as a variety of workforce development programmes, expert-led training sessions, self-paced e-learning courses, and certifications tailored to roles within the Salesforce ecosystem. Women who participate in these upskilling initiatives are admitted to the Trailblazer community, where they can learn Salesforce skills alongside peers and experts and gain access to opportunities throughout the Salesforce ecosystem.