Abby Davisson

Head of Opportunity, ESG | President, Gap Foundation; Gap Inc.

Abby Davisson is an author, seasoned social innovation leader, and career development expert. She's dedicated her career to helping others achieve their goals.With Stanford professor emerita and labor economist Myra Strober, Abby wrote Money & Love: An Intelligent Roadmap for Life's Biggest Decisions, a research-backed guide to making the choices that matter most. The book contains data, stories, and a flexible framework to help people navigate high-stakes choices when money and love are involved (hint: that's all the big ones in life).

Abby spent nearly a decade driving social impact at global retailer Gap Inc., most recently as President of the Gap Foundation and a senior leader on the Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) team. She also co-founded the company's employee resource group for parents, which has been featured as a best practice for how employers can support dual-career couples.

Her expertise in career development comes from serving as an alumni career advisor and coach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business as well as from forging her own non-traditional career path (across the public, private, and non-profit sectors). Her professional experience also includes strategy roles at Net Impact, Tipping Point Community, the NYC Department of Education, and The Bridgespan Group.

Abby has a BA from Yale and an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University. She lives with her husband Ross and two sons in San Francisco, where she remains in relentless pursuit of the best-tasting dark chocolate.

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