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Poshmark appoints Ebony Beckwith to board of directors

By FashionUnited

10 Aug 2021

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Poshmark, Inc., a social marketplace for new and secondhand style for women, men, kids, pets, home and more, has appointed Ebony Beckwith, chief philanthropy officer at Salesforce and CEO of the Salesforce Foundation, to its board of directors, effective immediately. With the appointment of Beckwith, Poshmark’s board consists of eight members.

“Ebony is a natural leader with a proven track record of connecting philanthropic outcomes to business goals,” said Manish Chandra, founder and CEO of Poshmark, Inc., in a statement. “As we continue to expand the ways our business can be a force for social, economic and environmental good, Ebony’s passion for community and ability to drive both business and social impact make her a perfect fit for Poshmark. Combined with her technology experience, strong leadership skills and passion for our product, she will bring valuable expertise to our board and I am thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

Beckwith brings over two decades of experience in technology, operations and philanthropy. At Salesforce, Beckwith is responsible for the company’s philanthropic investment strategy and leads Salesforce’s community response to pressing issues, including co-leading a task force committed to racial equality and justice. She has been recognized as one of San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business and was honored with the 2020 Powerful Women of the Bay Award.

“Poshmark is defining the future of shopping by making it more sustainable, simple and social,” said Beckwith in a statement. “As a loyal Posher and proud member of this community since 2014, I know firsthand the power and the potential of this marketplace and the ways it connects people. I am honored to join this team and look forward to working with Manish and the board to drive its next phase of growth and impact.”

Beckwith serves on the boards of the Warriors Community Foundation and Hamilton Families, and is also an advisory board member for PagerDuty.org and Year Up Bay Area. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Golden Gate University.