Bobbi Silten joins the FSG team with over three decades of business experience and as an early adopter of the idea of shared value. As the managing director of the Shared Value Initiative, Bobbi leads a global community of leaders who find business solutions for societal challenges and work to build smarter models to address the changing needs of our communities, the environment, and business.
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.
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 the work of the Shared Value Initiative, and feel privileged to be on a team that is bringing fresh thinking and strategic solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems.