Cynthia Perry, a former supervisor at Salesforce who left earlier this month, posted her resignation letter on LinkedIn that detailed her damaging therapy on the firm, Protocol first reported. In it, Perry, a Black lady, alleges she skilled “numerous microaggressions and inequity” throughout her time there.
Finally, Perry stated she left her job as a result of she had been “Gaslit, manipulated, bullied, uncared for, and largely unsupported” by of us she selected to not identify.
“Salesforce, for me, will not be a secure place to come back to work,” she wrote. “It’s not a spot the place I will be my full self. It’s not a spot the place I’ve been invested in. It’s not a spot stuffed with alternative. It’s not a spot of Equality for All. It’s not a spot the place well-being issues.”
Salesforce has lengthy been vocal in regards to the significance of equality. In 2016, Salesforce named Tony Prophet as its first-ever chief equality officer. That got here a couple of yr after Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff stated its main variety focus was “the women’s issue.”
Salesforce was one of the many companies that came out in support of the Black people within the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
“Now greater than ever we should help each other as allies and communicate up for justice and equality,” the company said in a tweet.
However companywide, Salesforce is simply 3.4% Black within the U.S. whereas its management group is barely 2.3% Black, according to its November 2020 diversity report.
Perry is the most recent Black feminine tech employee to talk out about her damaging expertise at a tech firm. Final yr, Ifeoma Ozoma and Aerica Shimizu Banks came forward with allegations of racial and gender discrimination at Pinterest. Then, Dr. Timnit Gebru said she was fired for talking out about variety points in synthetic intelligence at Google. That was shortly earlier than Google former variety recruiter April Curley alleged Google fired her for calling the corporate out “on their racist bullshit.”
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