President and Chief Executive Officer, Skoll Foundation
Sally Osberg is President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation. Named one of the “Millennium 100” for her role in shaping and leading Silicon Valley, she is a change agent and champion of social entrepreneurs and other innovators working to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
With Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll, she has headed the Skoll Foundation’s team since its inception, identifying and supporting innovators pioneering scalable solutions to global challenges. Prior to the foundation, Sally was founding Executive Director of Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. She guided the institution to international recognition for its cutting edge work in the museum field. Sally earned her M.A. in literature from the Claremont Graduate School and her B.A. in English from Scripps College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Sally received the John Gardner Leadership Award from the American Leadership Forum, and has been inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. She is on the board of the Skoll Foundation, the Skoll Global Threats Fund, the Oracle Education Foundation, the Palestine-based Partners for Sustainable Development. She also serves on the advisory board of the Elders.