The Team Gurus Podcast : Interview with Susan Goss-Brown, Chief DEI Officer + SVP Field Development, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Throughout more than 25 years at Gap Inc., Susan Goss-Brown held various leadership roles across North American store operations for Athleta, Banana Republic, and the GAP brand. There, she was accountable for delivering profitable sales growth through the execution of customer and employee engagement strategies, human resources, operations, real estate, merchandising, and community engagement.
She is currently leveraging her savvy for business operations, passion for philanthropy, and lived experience in her current role at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society where she's been a part of the team for the past year. At LLS, she is responsible for optimizing revenue and performance of the revenue development teams, while also establishing a culture of inclusion and advancing equity internally and externally with our constituents.
Previously she led the Foundation @ Gap Inc as President where she was responsible for leading the Board of Trustees and overseeing the philanthropic and social impact work for Gap Inc., including its overall grant strategies, disaster response, global employee engagement, volunteer efforts, and the operation of two signature program: This Way Onward and P.A.C.E. While at Gap Inc., she was a member of the Corporate Diversity Council and an Executive Sponsor for the African American Network Group (AANG) as well as the Color Proud Council.
At a very early age, she recognized her desire to help others realize their potential by creating pathways for women, girls, and underserved communities. This has manifested throughout both her personal life and career as she's developed programs to support the advancement of talent, served as a mentor, and most recently as a previous member of the advisory board for the Center for Equity, Gender & Leadership (EGAL) at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She is also proud to share that she'll be taking on her first assignment as Board Chair for CollegeSpring, a nonprofit dedicated to creating equal opportunity for low-income students preparing for standardized college admission tests.
On weekends, she and her partner William can be found working on renovation projects, gardening, Zooming with the family in Southern California, or playing with our pups Ghibli and Cooper.