Equality for All: Year-End Michelle Meow Special
Join us for a special evening edition of our weekly Michelle Meow program. We’ll start with a 30-minute program featuring a discussion with James Loduca, director of equality programs at Salesforce. Then stay for some or all of the next hour when we’ll celebrate the end of a year, preview an exciting 2019, and share some good food and drink.
As director of equality programs at Salesforce, Loduca leads advocacy and community engagement for the Office of Equality. His work focuses on driving equal pay, equal rights, equal opportunity and equal education throughout Salesforce, the technology sector, and communities where the company operates and serves. He previously served as senior vice president at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, where he led a $15 million initiative to establish the first wellness center for gay, bisexual and transgender men, and served as a senior advisor to the Obama White House on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Prior to his work at the foundation, Loduca held a number of roles in the private sector, including at Gilead Sciences where he helped launch the world’s most successful HIV treatment.
Loduca serves on the LGBTQ advisory committee for U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). In 2015, he appeared as an expert speaker at the White House, and in 2016 was an Israel Visiting Scholar in the Civil Leaders Program of the Jewish Community Relations Council. He lives in San Francisco with his partner, Charlie Smith, and their newborn daughter.