Business software company Salesforce is known for its explosive growth over the last few years. Some might be frazzled but Power Mum Melissa Di Donato, vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, says she is thriving on it.
An American based in London, Di Donato is one of the twelve-strong European management team. Before having her first child (now eight months old), Di Donato dedicated her spare time to animal welfare and is now committed to promoting women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). She also sits on the corporate board of iDEA, the Duke of York’s competition for young people with digital business ideas, and was part of the London Mayor’s Business Programme. Phew.
Di Donato is also the first Power Mum to have a PR chaperone. When I ask why, the PR says it is protocol, and anyway ‘some day I want to be Melissa’.
This interview was originally published on the Management Today website. Read the full interview…