President and CEO, Skoll Foundation - Sally Osberg is a recognized leader in the social sector for her work in advancing the field of social entrepreneurship. As President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, she leads the foundation’s team in identifying and supporting innovators who are pioneering effective, sustainable solutions to global challenges.
A leader in the social sector for more than 25 years, she was formerly Executive Director of the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, which she guided from its inception to national recognition as a model in the museum field and the broader arena of informal learning.
Sally has served as a member of the board and as President of the Association of Children’s Museums, on the boards of the American Association of Museums and Women and Philanthropy and on both the Silicon Valley chapter and national boards of the American Leadership Forum. Currently, she sits on the boards of the Oracle Education Foundation and the Children’s Discovery Museum, and on the advisory board of the John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.
Sally has held adjunct faculty positions at Hamilton College and Utica College of Syracuse University, where she was also Co-director of the Writing Center. As Managing Editor for the Center for California Public Affairs, she oversaw the publication of reference works in the fields of consumer and environmental affairs.
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. In 1998 she received the John Gardner Leadership Award from the American Leadership Forum, and in 1999 the San Jose Mercury News named her as one of the “Millennium 100,” recognizing her as one of the key individuals who have shaped and led Silicon Valley. In 2006 she was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.