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Former President and CEO, Skoll Foundation

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Sally Osberg has led entrepreneurial organizations and been an agent for social change throughout her career. As former President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation she partnered with Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll, leading the organization’s team to identify and support innovators pioneering scalable solutions to global challenges. She is a high-profile proponent of thought leadership, research, and alliances that advance the work of social entrepreneurs solving the world’s most pressing problems.

Sally has more than 20 years of social sector leadership, with special expertise in organizational development, strategic positioning and innovative public programming. Her recent publications include seminal articles on the field including Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition (with Roger Martin) in Stanford Social Innovation Review; book chapters on Building the Field of Social Entrepreneurship in Philanthropy in the 21st Century and Wayfinding Without a Compass - Philanthropy's Changing Landscape and Its Implications for Social Entrepreneurs in Social Entrepreneurship - New Models of Sustainable Social Change; and the forwards to books (Raising the Game - Can Tomorrow’s Globalization Be Sustainable? and The Phoenix Decade). Sally is a frequent speaker on the field, including most recently TEDWomen, the Commonwealth Club of California, and the University of Southern California Center for Philanthropy and Public Policy’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Prior to joining the Skoll Foundation, Sally was founding Executive Director of the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, which she guided from its inception to national recognition. The museum received the National Award for Museum Service from the White House in 2001.

Sally currently serves as the Chair of the Camfed (the Campaign for Female Education in Africa) USA Foundation, on the Philanthropy Advisory Council of the Royal Bank of Canada, on the Advisory Council of the Elders, and as a board director of the Social Progress Imperative and the Palestine-based Partners for Sustainable Development. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School of Oxford University.

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 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 served on the boards of the Skoll Foundation, the Skoll Global Threats Fund, the Oracle Education Foundation, the Palestine-based Partners for Sustainable Development, the Children’s Discovery Museum, and on the advisory boards of The Elders and the John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. Sally has also served as a member of the board and as President of the Association of Youth Museums, board member of the American Association of Museums, the American Leadership Forum, and Women and Philanthropy, among others. Sally has received the John Gardner Leadership Award from the American Leadership Forum, been inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, and been named by the San Jose Mercury News as one of the “Millennium 100” for her role in shaping and leading Silicon Valley.

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Sally Osberg

Former President and CEO, Skoll Foundation

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Sally Osberg Biography

Sally Osberg has led entrepreneurial organizations and been an agent for social change throughout her career. As former President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation she partnered with Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll, leading the organization’s team to identify and support innovators pioneering scalable solutions to global challenges. She is a high-profile proponent of thought leadership, research, and alliances that advance the work of social entrepreneurs solving the world’s most pressing problems.

Sally has more than 20 years of social sector leadership, with special expertise in organizational development, strategic positioning and innovative public programming. Her recent publications include seminal articles on the field including Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition (with Roger Martin) in Stanford Social Innovation Review; book chapters on Building the Field of Social Entrepreneurship in Philanthropy in the 21st Century and Wayfinding Without a Compass - Philanthropy's Changing Landscape and Its Implications for Social Entrepreneurs in Social Entrepreneurship - New Models of Sustainable Social Change; and the forwards to books (Raising the Game - Can Tomorrow’s Globalization Be Sustainable? and The Phoenix Decade). Sally is a frequent speaker on the field, including most recently TEDWomen, the Commonwealth Club of California, and the University of Southern California Center for Philanthropy and Public Policy’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Prior to joining the Skoll Foundation, Sally was founding Executive Director of the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, which she guided from its inception to national recognition. The museum received the National Award for Museum Service from the White House in 2001.

Sally currently serves as the Chair of the Camfed (the Campaign for Female Education in Africa) USA Foundation, on the Philanthropy Advisory Council of the Royal Bank of Canada, on the Advisory Council of the Elders, and as a board director of the Social Progress Imperative and the Palestine-based Partners for Sustainable Development. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School of Oxford University.

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 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 served on the boards of the Skoll Foundation, the Skoll Global Threats Fund, the Oracle Education Foundation, the Palestine-based Partners for Sustainable Development, the Children’s Discovery Museum, and on the advisory boards of The Elders and the John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. Sally has also served as a member of the board and as President of the Association of Youth Museums, board member of the American Association of Museums, the American Leadership Forum, and Women and Philanthropy, among others. Sally has received the John Gardner Leadership Award from the American Leadership Forum, been inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, and been named by the San Jose Mercury News as one of the “Millennium 100” for her role in shaping and leading Silicon Valley.

Sally Osberg Videos

  • Skoll Foundation's Osberg Discusses Social Entrepreneurship
  • VIP Speaker Series: Sally Osberg - YouTube
  • Social Entrepreneurship Keynote - Sally Osberg - YouTube

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  • How to book Sally Osberg?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sally Osberg for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sally Osberg, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sally Osberg or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sally Osberg?

    Booking fees for Sally Osberg, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sally Osberg, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sally Osberg?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sally Osberg for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sally Osberg for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sally Osberg or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sally Osberg or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sally Osberg is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sally Osberg for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Sally Osberg generally travels from Palo Alto, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Pamela Hartigan, Stephan Chambers, David Bornstein, Vera Cordeiro and Pat Mitchell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sally Osberg for an upcoming event.

Sally Osberg Speaker Videos

  • Skoll Foundation's Osberg Discusses Social Entrepreneurship
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