Dreamforce 2015 launched the first ever Women’s Leadership Summit, featuring some of tech and business’s most inspirational and influential women, including YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, New York Times-bestselling author and founder of The Honest Company , Jessica Alba. Talking about the future the speakers discussed how Tech and Business must embody positive values including gender equality, making it easier for mothers to work by offering a decent length of both paid maternity leave and paternity leave. Stitch Fix CEO and Founder Katrina Lake encapsulated the sentiment saying, "In order to make values come to life, you have to be building practices around them,” Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff agreed that is is Salesforce’s intention is, ‘to be an example of great women’s leadership in our industry,” adding, “What you prioritize is what you create.”.
As one of the final speaker of the Women’s Leadership Summit Jessica Alba. used her opportunity as speaker to discuss her experience around launching her own company The Honest Company. which makes eco-friendly baby and beauty products. Alba spoke about how of how often shewas rejected for the idea behind The Honest Company which sells ethical, safe baby products, saying, “Rejection makes you more determined.”. The Honest Company now has a $1.7-Billion dollar valuation.
As well as all the business and tech networking opportunities guests were able to attend one of the biggest parties ever held in the Bay Area. The Dreamforce evening even attracted more than 50,000 conference attendees & VIP guests who were able to experience the amazing performances of the Foo Fighters, Gary Clark & The Killers. The $10 million raised from the shows went to help fund the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, a truly great achievement from a fabulous night.