Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, shares her vision on social entrepreneurship and the societal changes it seeks to bring about.
Osberg leads the Skoll Foundation's team in identifying and supporting innovators who are pioneering effective, sustainable solutions to global challenges. In this role, she not only has a front-row seat to the evolution of the field of social entrepreneurship, but is actively engaged in shaping how it evolves.
As CEO and President of the Skoll Foundation, Sally Osberg leads the organization's team in advancing systemic change to benefit communities around the world by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs.
A leader in the social sector for more than 20 years, she was formerly Executive Director of the Children's Discovery Museum (CDM) of San Jose, which she guided from its inception to national recognition. She sits on the boards of CDM, the John Gardner Center and the Oracle Education Foundation.
Ms. Osberg 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. The American Leadership Forum has awarded her the John Gardner Leadership Award, and the San Jose Mercury News has recognized her as one of the individuals who have shaped and led Silicon Valley.
Skoll Foundation President and CEO Sally Osberg says the success of a social entrepreneurship venture should not be measured by its size or budget, but by its scale of impact on the community. "How big you are is in no way a measure, or even a proxy, of how good you are at driving change," says Osberg.