THE TECH INDUSTRY STEPS UP IN SUPPORT OF UKRAINE
In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many major tech companies changed the level of involvement for corporations in global conflict and decided to engage in this unspeakable crisis. The tech industry has been leading the charge to support the people of Ukraine, whether by organizing fundraising campaigns or leveraging the company’s product to extend relief to Ukrainians, thwart disinformation campaigns, and shutter service in Russia. A few of the most significant ways tech responded involved sf.citi members such as Meta, Twitter, and Google-owned Youtube fighting disinformation and propaganda, Microsoft fending off cyberattacks and suspending new sales of products and services in Russia, Airbnb providing free housing to refugees fleeing Ukraine, and much more.
WHY YOUR COMPANY SHOULD BECOME AN sf.citi MEMBER
From the easing of COVID-19 safety guidelines to the slew of upcoming elections, San Francisco appears on course for a pivotal 2022 and sf.citi is here to help your organization navigate the inevitable challenges and abrupt changes on the horizon. As the San Francisco tech trade association, sf.citi is dedicated to empowering our membership and the greater tech community to succeed in the ever-changing and complex tech capital. Become a member today to ensure that you and your company can be included in crucial policy discussions, up to date on the latest issues and protocols, and engaged with the local community.
MAYOR BREED LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BRING WORKERS BACK DOWNTOWN
As the COVID-19 Omicron variant surge subsides, Mayor Breed and a coalition of business leaders announced the “Welcome Back to SF” campaign to bring thousands of workers back to their offices. The campaign asked dozens of major businesses, including sf.citi members Google, Meta, Microsoft Salesforce, Twitter, and Uber, to pledge a commitment to implement plans that return their San Francisco workforce to on-site work by the end of March. By pushing this campaign, San Francisco leaders hope they can reignite a city that seriously lags behind other large U.S. metro areas in overall economic activity and the percentage of workers that have returned to their offices.
DID YOU KNOW?
Since becoming CEO of Youtube in 2014, Susan Wojcicki has helped the video site reach an estimated valuation of $90 billion—up from its original acquistion price of $1.65 billion. Susan’s work at Youtube makes her one of the top ten female leaders shaping the tech industry. Learn more about Women’s History Month and take a look at some of the issues and opportunities shaping the experiences — and future — of women in tech and education here.