Bobbi Silten is a purpose-driven leader with three decades of business experience. 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 is a long-time social change leader and practitioner. She spent 12 years at Gap Inc. where she most recently served as Executive Vice President, 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. In 2020-21, she was the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Systemic Inequalities and Social Cohesion.