Session 3: Candid Conversation with Cindy Guerra Robbins

Friday, April 21, 2023

How did the CEO of Salesforce wind up on 60 Minutes talking about pay equity? Attendees got the inside story from the leader who made it happen — Cindy Guerra Robbins. In 2013, Cindy led a study that motivated CEO Marc Benioff to rebalance gender pay across the company, generating acclaim for Salesforce as an equal-pay pioneer, one of the world’s most admired companies, and a widely-recognized “best place to work”.

Attendees also heard from interviewer Orlando Ashford about his journey from CHRO to President and the differentiators that HR leaders can bring to the executive table as stewards of a company’s most valuable assets: people. This fireside chat between Cindy and Orlando covered:

- How to pitch your CEO or fellow executives that this is a worthy endeavor initiative
- What metrics to focus on to demonstrate progress and measure success
- How CHROs can elevate their seat at the executive leadership table