Since November 2022, Bobbi Silten has been interim co-CEO of FSG as we search for a new leader for the organization. Prior to this role, she was the managing director of the Shared Value Initiative. Bobbi joined FSG with over three decades of business experience and was an early adopter of shared value. She was the co-editor of the Purpose Playbook and a co-author of the guide to Centering Equity in Corporate Purpose.
Bobbi has been a long-time practitioner of leading social change through business and she brings deep experience as a purpose-driven business leader. During her time as head of the Gap Foundation she oversaw the creation of the P.A.C.E. program for female garment workers as well as This Way Ahead, a first jobs program for underserved youth leveraging Gap Inc. leaders and stores. In 2020-21, she was the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Systemic Inequalities and Social Cohesion.
Previously, Bobbi spent 12 years at Gap Inc. where she most recently served as EVP, Global Talent & Sustainability and was responsible for the company’s talent agenda. She sat on the company’s senior leadership team and also oversaw communications, government affairs, sustainability, and Gap Foundation. She joined Gap Inc. as the head of Gap Foundation and led the transformation of the organization based on a shared value strategy. Prior to joining Gap Inc., she was President & Commercial General Manager, Dockers U.S., a Levi Strauss & Co. brand. Bobbi co-founded and chaired Reimagining Service, a national cross-sector effort to increase the impact of volunteering and in 2011 was appointed by President Obama to serve on the White House Council for Community Solutions.
- University of California, Berkeley, BA, Social Science
- Summer Search, National Board
- Opportunity Nation, Leadership Council
On Working at FSG
I have long admired FSG and feel privileged to be on a team that is bringing fresh thinking and strategic solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems.