President, Gap Foundation Senior Vice President, Global Responsibility, Gap Inc.
Bobbi Silten is currently President, Gap Foundation and Senior Vice President, Global Responsibility for Gap Inc., a global specialty retailer. Since 2005, she has led Gap Foundation, overseeing its global community investments and volunteer programs for 134,000 employees worldwide. In early 2011, Ms. Silten was tapped to lead Gap Inc.’s Global Responsibility practice – encompassing environmental affairs, ethical sourcing, and public policy.
In 2011-2012, she served as a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions, which provided advice to President Obama on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs. She co-led the Youth Employment Program working group.
Ms. Silten is a founding member of Reimagining Service, a national cross-sector initiative to increase the impact of volunteerism, and currently serves as the chair of the Reimagining Service Council. She also serves on the Leadership Council for Opportunity Nation and is a founding board member of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Ms. Silten spent 10 years at Levi Strauss & Co., including five years as President of the U.S. Dockers brand. She started her professional career in advertising and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.