Bianca Gates is the slipper obsessed CEO and Co-Founder of Birdies, the company that is disrupting the sleepy slipper market and creating a new category of footwear. Prior to Birdies, Bianca was a Sales Executive at Facebook/Instagram, where she consulted with retail Executives on organizational transformation, helping them leverage new technology, social media and mobile devices to scale their businesses. Bianca grew up in Southern California and is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine.
Bianca is passionate about bringing women together to help them achieve their dreams and started the first Lean In Circle with Sheryl Sandberg, which has now scaled to over 40,000 Circles globally. Bianca also advises early stage founders and serves on the Board of Trustees at the The Hamlin School, an all girls independent school in San Francisco where she lives with her husband and two kids.