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Photo of flowers with inductee name Bobbi Silten

Bobbi Silten was inducted into the Philanthropy Category in 2015.

My Story

Bobbi Silten is President, Gap Foundation and Senior Vice President, Global Sustainability for Gap Inc. Since 2005, she has led Gap Foundation, overseeing its global community investments and volunteer programs for employees worldwide. In early 2011, Ms. Silten was tapped to lead Gap Inc.’s Global Sustainability practice — encompassing vendor engagement, sustainable innovation, and global stakeholder partnerships. In 2011-2012, she served as a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions, which advised President Obama on ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work together to address critical community needs. Bobbi is a founding member of Reimagining Service, a national cross-sector initiative to increase the impact of volunteerism, and served as the chair of the Reimagining Service Council. She serves on the Leadership Council for Opportunity Nation and was a founding member of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. She is also a volunteer mentor to alumni of Summer Search, a national youth leadership program. Prior to joining Gap Inc., Bobbi 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.

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