Paula Goldman is Salesforce’s first-ever Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer. In her role, she leads Salesforce in creating a framework to build and deploy ethical technology that optimizes social benefit.
Prior to Salesforce, Paula served as Vice President, Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab, at Omidyar Network, a social impact investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Paula also served as the global lead for impact investing, where she created and led Omidyar Network’s global efforts to build the impact investing movement through its investment portfolio, industry partnerships, and thought leadership.
Paula has extensive entrepreneurial experience managing frontier market businesses, ranging from managing an affordable private school in rural India to a micro-enterprise syndicate in post-war Bosnia. As founder and director of Imagining Ourselves, a project of the International Museum of Women, she led the creation of one of the world’s first online museums. Paula’s work was recognized with the Social Impact Award from the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and a Muse Award from the American Association of Museums.
Paula earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where she did a dissertation on how unorthodox ideas become mainstream. She holds a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton and a B.A. with highest honors from UC Berkeley.
She has been on faculty at both UC Berkeley and Mills College and was an inaugural Social Impact Fellow at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.