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#WeAreGapInc: Meet Michael

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As Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain: Sourcing and Production for Gap Inc. (it’s a mouthful!), Michael Yee is one of the coolest and sharply dressed cucumbers you’ll meet here. 

#WeAreGapInc: Meet Kelly

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Most people working behind the lens will tell you that they prefer not being the point of focus (literally and figuratively), and Kelly Flanagan, Gap Inc. Video & Content Producer, is no exception. Meet Kelly.

#WeAreGapInc: Meet Ilana

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Meet Weddington Way founder and CEO, Ilana Stern, whose brand is the most recent addition to the Gap Inc. portfolio. 

Weddington Way is changing how to do ‘bridal’

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How does one go about reinventing an industry that has been around for centuries? Just ask the small-but-mighty team at Weddington Way, the newest addition to the Gap Inc. portfolio. Weddington Way is a digital-first wedding party boutique whose mission is to provide the best bridesmaid and special occasion dress shopping experience on earth. And they are well on their way.

From San Francisco, with love: Gap Inc. + Circa of America

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The largest leather manufacturer in the U.S., San Francisco-based Circa of America has designed and produced millions of belts for Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands — going all the way back to 1969, when Gap Inc. was founded in San Francisco.

#WeAreGapInc: Meet Dashawn

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Now a Training and Business Operations Specialist at Old Navy’s flagship store in Manhattan, Dashawn Hightower got his start through Gap Inc.’s This Way Ahead, a life-skills and paid store internship program that helps 16 – 24 year olds get started with their first job.

Gap Inc. named one of the Best Companies To Work For In Fashion

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Getting recognized by any industry for your work is a great honor, but being included in Business of Fashion’s first-ever Best Companies To Work For In Fashion report is especially exciting. At Gap Inc., our success is directly tied to the amazing work of our employees, so thanks to all who helped make Gap Inc. one of the best companies to work for in fashion!

#WeAreGapInc: Meet Jessica

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More than the clothes we create, Gap Inc. is defined by its people. Our dedicated, eclectic, passionate culture is driven by pros, with personality. Say hello, get to know us, and take a closer look at what (and who) we’re made of. Meet some of the many people who make Gap Inc. great. #WeAreGapInc


Jessica Peregrino is one of those women who can seemingly do it all. A 12-year veteran of Gap Inc.’s Legal team, a committed athlete and mom of two — is there anything she can’t do?

And after spending just a few minutes with her, we would say the answer is no. Jessica would even tell you there’s a song tailor made for her: “It relates to not only running, but my life. I am bulletproof, nothing will get in my way. If I want to do something, I’m going to do it, and nothing’s gonna stop me.”

Jessica’s everyday style is carefully chosen. She selects each outfit to make sure she can easily transition from the office to hitting the pavement outdoors where she can break a sweat. “I wear Athleta a lot; I like to be comfortable,” Jessica says. “I don’t want to dress up and dress down later.” You’ll always see her in sneakers, along with her hair up or in a braid. Heels aren’t really her thing.

Find out the music track to her life and what fuels her vivacious spirit.

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What do you do for Gap Inc.?

I work on the Gap Inc. legal team, and it’s my job to make sure all of our real estate agreements (including our stores, HQ properties and studios) stay accurate and are done by the book!

What inspires you?

The people who surround me on a daily basis. I believe that life is about making things better for the people you care about. I do the best work when my goals benefit others.

Style personality

I love the athleisure trend, but I also tend to gravitate towards simple basics. I just love to be comfortable.

Go-to outfit

Usually sweaters that are comfy, but nice enough for work, and leggings. Anything that makes it easy to change gears and get my runs in during the work week.

All-time favorite piece of clothing

My 1997 Banana Republic coat. It was retailed at $299. It was something I wanted way before I even worked here. So, I saved up, and when it went on sale for $150, I finally got it! I still have it and can never part with it.

Last purchase

I entered the TCS New York City marathon. It’s a lottery, and I just found out I got selected!

What you’ve learned from customers

Everyone is different. We need to be nimble and cater to many different needs.

Favorite Gap Inc. moment

I got to co-star in an activewear video for employees where two coworkers and I ran through the grassy hills in San Francisco. It was so fun to meet new colleagues and be featured in such an inspirational message, which was “we are better together.”

First job

1995 at Taco Bell.

Epiphany moment

Doing something I’ve never done before and challenging myself even further — I’m running my first full marathon in July, the San Francisco Marathon.

Always puts you in a good mood

My kids and chocolate.

Theme song

Titanium by David Guetta f/Sia.

Something people don’t know about you

I’m allergic to the cold. 


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Gap’s Wendi Goldman looks toward a more sustainable future

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Gap’s Chief Product Officer, Wendi Goldman, is helping to lead the charge on Gap Inc.'s new sustainability goals, with the goal of providing customers with amazing clothing that is better for both people and the planet. We talked to Wendi to learn more about Gap’s efforts, and here is what she told us.

Earth Day 2017: The future of fashion is here

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People everywhere rely on vital resources like water to live. Our company, too, can’t survive without a healthy environment. Likewise, we know that we can only thrive in a world in which all people have the chance to do the same. Through this sense of connection, we take immense responsibility and pride in protecting our communities and shared environment.

Saturday is Earth Day, a day to recognize and take action to protect our Earth for future generations. In honor of this day, we are reinforcing our stance by sharing new commitments across our business to dramatically increase the use of more sustainable fibers and processes in apparel production practices. These are commitments that build on existing goals focused on greenhouse gas emissions, water usage and more.

Here’s what you need to know about Gap Inc.’s commitment to sustainability.

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#WeAreGapInc: Meet Megan

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More than the clothes we create, Gap Inc. is defined by its people. Our dedicated, eclectic, passionate culture is driven by pros, with personality. Say hello, get to know us, and take a closer look at what (and who) we’re made of. Meet some of the many people who make Gap Inc. great. #WeAreGapInc


For someone who grew up loving and exploring the outdoors, making a career out of protecting the planet may seem like an obvious choice. But for Megan Stoneburner, Product Sustainability Manager on Gap Inc.’s Global Sustainability & Innovation team, that choice came less from obviousness and more from an emotional place of her connection with nature. “I’ve always felt nature’s presence so strongly — my entire life. My parents got engaged in Yosemite, and I just got married there recently, too! A lot of memories and stories connected to that place for me.”

So it comes as no surprise that she devotes her time to helping our brands make products that are better for people and our planet. She works with design and product teams across the organization on some of the latest technologies and best practices in sustainable production (recycled fibers, water conservation, sustainable cotton sourcing, just to name a few). But her passion for this work is overwhelmingly clear the moment you start to chat with her.

When asked about an experience that she’ll never forget, her eyes light up as she describes a night hike she once took in Yosemite (have we mentioned she loves the outdoors?), where she saw a full moon like she’d never seen before in her life. “There is such a stillness in nature, but one we don’t understand. Staring at that moon — being almost consumed by it — it made me realize there is something out there so much bigger than us.”

Read on to meet Megan and hear more from her about “The Three Rs,” her celebrity run-in, and her grandmother’s sweater.

What do you do for Gap Inc.?

I empower our brands to make products that are better for the people and the planet.

What inspires you?

My husband. And my team! I am surrounded by incredibly intelligent and passionate people. They work tirelessly with one shared common goal — to make this world a better place.

Style personality

Cozy, chic, with a flare of sporty.

Go-to outfit

Athleta Featherweight Stretch Jumper (it’s made from recycled polyester).

All-time favorite piece of clothing

A sweater passed down from my grandmother — first to my mother, and then to me. It was her house sweater and it’s what I always remember her in when I think of her. It’s comfortable and kind of odd. I always feel super confident in it because of the history behind it.

Last purchase (doesn’t haven’t to be clothes)

A children’s book called The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle for my nephews.

What you’ve learned from customers

They value our values. Quality and purpose count.

Favorite Gap Inc. moment

I have grown up with this company — there are so many!  A highlight right now is doing what I LOVE… every single day.

First job

I was a packer for our family moving and storage business. I was really strong during summer break.

Epiphany moment

Experiencing a full moon in Yosemite on a night hike. Cherish and protect the beauty around us.  

Always puts you in a good mood

Concerts and Boxing — not at the same time, obviously.      

Theme song

“Love is My Religion” by Bob Marley.

Something people don’t know about you

I once met Marshawn Lynch and asked him what he did for a living! I had no clue who he was until he told me.  


Learn about Gap Inc.'s sustainability goals.

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#WeAreGapInc: Meet Jonathan

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More than the clothes we create, Gap Inc. is defined by its people. Our dedicated, eclectic, passionate culture is driven by pros, with personality. Say hello, get to know us, and take a closer look at what (and who) we're made of. Introducing our new weekly series, highlighting just some of the many people who make Gap Inc. great. #WeAreGapInc


Some people have a knack for bringing out the best in others, and Jonathan Becton is one of those people. Good thing, too, given that Jonathan is charged with finding new talent for some of the most creative roles across Gap Inc. His energy is infectious — as is his smile — and you can't help but notice the spirit in his style, the swagger in his step. He invites conversation with his presence alone, which made the afternoon we spent with him fly by; filled with too much to talk about, vintage YSL lapel pins, and lots of Chaka Khan.

What do you do for Gap Inc.?

I connect cool people with their professional passions.

What inspires you?

Life… it's so fragile and yet so powerful and we only get one shot at it.

Style personality

Pharrell meets Jeff Goldblum.

Go-to outfit

Canadian tuxedo, suede Chelsea boots and my camel BR wool topcoat. (Shameless plug)

All-time favorite piece of clothing

My green felt fedora. I channel my inner Indiana Jones when I wear it.

Last purchase

A delightful scented candle with hints of sandalwood, suede and cedar.

What you've learned from customers

Perception is reality.

Favorite Gap Inc. moment

Running into Bob Fisher on floor 15 and chatting about our favorite pieces at the SFMOMA.

First job

I played alto sax for my church choir.

Always puts you in a good mood

Creating painstakingly curated playlists as “just because” gifts for my friends.

Theme song

Blessings by Chance the Rapper feat.Ty $ign, Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid + Raury.

Something people don't know about you

I look up to Larry David the way that people look up to Beyoncé. I'm the biggest Curb Your Enthusiasm fan!


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Gap Inc. brands support Equal Pay

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Today is Equal Pay Day, a day that brings awareness to the gender pay gap issue. While Gap Inc. pays women and men equally for equal work, women in the U.S., on average, still bring home less than their male counterparts for equal work. See how Gap Inc. brands are standing together for equality.

#WeAreGapInc: Doris Fisher

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Gap Inc. co-founder Doris Fisher has played many inspirational roles during the company's past 47 years — coming up with the catchy and now iconic company name, starting Gap Foundation, acting as a merchandising consultant and serving on the Board of Directors. From the start, Doris has demonstrated what it means to be an influential woman in the workplace. In recognition of Equal Pay Day, we spoke with Doris to hear her philosophy on equality and why it’s always been a pillar for our company.

Standing together for equality

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Gap Inc. pays women and men — globally, dollar for dollar — equal pay for equal work. In 2014, Gap Inc. was the first Fortune 500 company to announce equal pay for equal work, with its methodology and data independently validated by a leading gender and diversity firm. This year, employees from Gap Inc. business resource groups across the enterprise came together to stand for and celebrate equality on Equal Pay Day.

#SayHi to Jamie Gersch

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Hi, Fashion!

Old Navy’s newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer Jamie Gersch wants to make fun a fashion statement. A veteran of the fashion industry, and previously with Gap Inc. for a 14-year stretch, she rejoins the company with a mission to further democratize the inclusive brand. The new marketing campaign, ‘Hi, Fashion,’ is an invitation to break the rules – both life’s rules and fashion’s rules – and look good while doing it.

Old Navy’s DNA has always been about the democracy of fashion expressed through an irreverent wink. Jamie wants to infuse that playful personality back into the brand with a series of TV spots, fresh photography and a social campaign (look out for #SayHi).

In the latest television ad, a group of women having a lovely brunch at a sidewalk café suddenly peel away from table on skateboards and tear up the streets. We caught up with Jamie to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on the dynamic broadcast spot.


Can you take us through the step-by-step process of conceptualizing this ad campaign?  

The Hi, Fashion campaign is about breaking convention, so we didn’t want to do a typical spring dresses campaign tied to Easter. We worked through concepts with both our internal and agency partners to create a scenario that celebrated the season and the product in a completely fresh way. We love the juxtaposition between the demure brunch with porcelain china and the rebellious energy of the skateboarding. It feels intrinsically ‘Hi, Fashion’ and unconventional, but also shows how our dresses fit both occasions.

How did you discover the moms and daughters in the “Hi, Rollers” spot?

All the women featured in the spot are professional skateboards. It’s a niche group with a great sense of sisterhood. When we were researching some of the talent, we saw on Instagram that our main star had a 3.5 year-old daughter. We asked if she could participate as well!

What’s the message of this most recent spot? Is there anything specific about the dresses you shoppers to know?

The spot highlights the versatility of the dresses. We wanted to showcase the strong range of floral prints as well as the silhouette options (off-the-shoulder, spaghetti strap, etc). There’s something for everyone.

Any interesting factoids about the matching helmets and skateboards?

They are made from our floral dress patterns!

Any unique, behind-the-scenes stories about the shoot that you can share?

We wanted to capture the product flowing with the skating movements and had to get creative on vantage points. We had a series of drone cameras shooting from overhead, and we hired a professional rollerblader as one of the cameraman. He actually skated alongside the women with a camera strapped to his back.

Also, the camaraderie on the set was amazing. These women are all in the same circle, and there was a playful competitiveness as they showed off tricks. We shot for three days, and by the end of the shoot, they were all best friends.

#WeAreGapInc: Meet Rishi

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More than the clothes we create, Gap Inc. is defined by its people. Our dedicated, eclectic, passionate culture is driven by pros, with personality. Say hello, get to know us, and take a closer look at what (and who) we're made of. Meet some of the many people who make Gap Inc. great. #WeAreGapInc


It's mid-March in San Francisco, which means, despite the surplus of sunshine and the longer days, a scarf is definitely not out of the question. So when Rishi Bhilawadikar walks into the studio with a linen button down wrinkled just so, a smart blazer, and a wool scarf around his neck, no one bats an eye. His style is easy, but attended to and thoughtful, which isn't far off from how one would characterize his perspective on making seamless experiences for our customers on and offline. As Principal UX Designer, he's focused on creating experiences that seem so intuitive and responsive to our customers needs, that you never think twice about the work that went into them. But if you ever get a chance to peek under the hood, you'll see that indeed a great deal of work and thoughtfulness goes into meeting our shopper where they are with what they want. And it's something we're obsessed with here at Gap Inc.

But aside from a dogged focus on making the best shopping experiences for our customers, in his spare time, Rishi works on film projects, the most recent of which is premiering in theaters here in the Bay Area and across the country this week. Hear more about his work on and off screen(s), what he's learned from customers, and what his epiphany moment was here at Gap Inc. Meet Rishi.

What do you do for Gap Inc.?

I work on user experience (UX). I observe and frankly, obsess, over our customers to make it really simple for them to shop with us.

What inspires you?

Uplifting stories from others' experiences and live music.

Style personality

Uncomplicated. Although I was called Boho recently by a co-worker. (I do not know what this means.)

Go-to outfit

Jeans, a shirt and a good pair of dress shoes.

All-time favorite piece of clothing

Not really all-time, but I've become a big fan of scarves since I started living in San Francisco. Useful and stylish. (They help fend off colds in this weather!)

Last purchase

A condo!

What you've learned from customers

Customers are always changing how they do things. But the basic needs remain the same: they want things faster, they want things at the best value possible, and at the highest quality possible.

Favorite Gap Inc. moment

Any time I'm out with friends, and we happen to walk by a marketing poster from one of our brands that celebrates diversity, it's a proud moment for me. (Bragging rights, too.)

First job

SAP Labs in Palo Alto, making business software easy to use.

Epiphany moment

There was a time when Art read a letter that was sent to him by a customer who wanted to tell him about a Gap shirt that had been with his family (and all over the country with them on their travels and experiences) for decades. Art read the letter at all-hands company meeting and it was such a great moment. It reminded about why we're here and what our purpose is.

Always puts you in a good mood

Good Sushi.

Something people don't know about you

I attended 16 schools to graduate 12 grades.


Interested in learning more about Rishi's feature film? Want to grab some tickets to check it out? Head here to see where it's playing: bit.ly/forhere

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Collaborative efforts boost Gap product design

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Have you ever wondered how the pieces in your closet were created?

As you may have already guessed, many steps and hands are needed to bring the perfect pair of jeansscallop top or spring floral dress to our stores and then to you.

It all begins with a truly collaborative design process right from the start. One of the most exciting and innovative steps of the process is how we partner with our vendors. When we talk about vendors, we mean the partners who we work with to design and produce the perfect pieces of fabric – denim, twill, etc. – so that together we can create the clothes our teams have designed. Softness, texture, weight, scale, aesthetics, functionality – all these things, and much, much more, come into play.

Many times, designs are even inspired by the fabrics that are created for them.

Our collaboration starts with open, two-way conversations around the new fabric capabilities vendors are inventing and/or perfecting, and there’s input from all functions over what will work best for the customer. One constant filter is “What will shoppers love?” and “How can these pieces work for them?”

[EYE FOR DETAIL: Gap Inc.’s attentive process in the denim line]

Another major element of this partnership is our seasonal Development Trips. 

This is where Gap Inc.’s experts in design, merchandising, production, sourcing, vendors . . . everyone can be in the same room, working on the design, material and fit of a product together. 

Thanks to new and improved, close collaboration with our vendors, Gap Inc. teams are able to source exactly what the customer needs. This improved kind of partnership is not only carrying us to new and revamped concepts and stylish looks, but a quick product turnaround.

And it’s increasingly resulting in unique items.

Gap Inc.’s collaborative approach and emphasis on alignment is part of our evolution. The flexibility with our vendors allows us to innovate and explore what’s possible.


Shining a light on Equal Pay Day

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When Doris and Don Fisher opened the first-ever Gap store in 1969, they first also began to shape a culture of equality by contributing the same amount, and continuing to run the business as equal partners. This was in an era where less than 40 percent of women worked outside the home.

Fast forward to today, women now account for nearly 75 percent of Gap Inc.’s worldwide employee base and a majority of company management. From the field to headquarters, everyone truly has an equal opportunity to thrive.

Equal Pay Day highlights the lingering discrepancy in pay between men and women, as well as the progress being made toward closing the gender pay gap.

The good news is that every day is Equal Pay Day at Gap Inc., where women and men are paid equally for equal work.

[GET INVOLVED: #EqualPayDay]

In 2014, Gap Inc. made history by becoming the first Fortune 500 company to publicly confirm it pays men and women equally for equal work.

Third-party analysis showed no significant gender wage difference between the women and men at Gap Inc., thus confirming “equal pay for equal work.” Dollar for dollar, pound for pound, yen for yen. There is no gender pay gap across our global organization.

Two years after the official announcement, we were honored to receive the Catalyst Award, which is given annually to the company or organization that best exemplifies progress for women and diverse groups through workplace inclusion. And that practice is still going strong in 2017. Our culture of equality is at the heart of our business.

But there’s still work to be done—and there’s a way to keep track.  

Did you know Equal Pay Day has no set calendar date?

Instead, it’s dictated annually by how far into the new year women must work to earn what men earned on average the previous year. This year it falls on April 4, to represent the gender pay gap of 20 cents; it was last on April 12, 2016 (for a pay gap of about 21 cents) and the 14th in 2015 (22 cents pay gap). To go back even further, in 2005 it was held on April 19.

While this latest nine-day leap from 2016 to 2017 looks to be the most substantial one yet, we remain quite a ways away from our goal of total equality. Women on average still must work a little over three more months to earn what their male counterparts earn on average for the same job.

So, what a man makes in 12 months, a woman must work 15 months or more to earn the equivalent amount. The missing 20 cents or 20 percent adds up.

[SUSTAINABILITY: Working for Greater Equality and Opportunity]

Needless to say, this also impacts long-term earnings over the span of a career – adding up to nearly half a million dollars over the life of the average women’s career. Progress in the U.S. has been incremental, at best, but has continued to lag especially for women of color. And we’ll continue to underscore the unequal wage scale publicly in an effort to evoke change.

Our mission is to promote equality and provide real advancement opportunities for all.

At Gap Inc., we believe our business succeeds when everyone has the chance to stand tall as equals. By always striving to meet the standard of equality set by our founders, we can unlock possibilities—both for our company and for the people touched by our business.

#WeAreGapInc: Meet Melissa

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More than the clothes we create, Gap Inc. is defined by its people. Our dedicated, eclectic, passionate culture is driven by pros, with personality. Say hello, get to know us, and take a closer look at what (and who) we're made of. Meet some of the many people who make Gap Inc. great. #WeAreGapInc


In perfectly pointed leopard-print pumps paired with cuffed jeans and a tailored wool blazer, Melissa Fifield, Senior Director of Sustainable Innovation at Gap Inc., strides onto our set — smiling and poised. Her style and sense of humor are immediately apparent, but what's also clear after only a few moments of talking with her is her passion for the work she does.

"When I met with some of the women in our P.A.C.E. program, I was blown away by how much we take something like clean water for granted," she said. "The investment we [at Gap Inc.] make in clean water and conservation in our processes and our communities really makes a difference for the women who make our products."

“Sustainability" is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the retail industry these days — a sign of progress in terms of consumer and brand awareness of the many environmental impacts of the industry. But Melissa has been working on sustainability in retail here at Gap Inc. since a time when it wasn't so trendy. As someone who has devoted the better part of her career to not only the concept of sustainable solutions in retail, but also the practice, she understands what it takes to truly have an impact on the environment and the people living in it.

What do you do for Gap Inc.?

I help improve conditions for the planet and the people affected by our industry through innovations in the product we make and sell.

What inspires you?

My team — they are rock stars! Smart, savvy, compassionate, and committed to driving our values into everything we do.

Style personality

Practical. Call it “pragmatic preppy." For me, my style needs to look professional, but also work for all the activities in my day.

Go-to outfit

Jeans and a blazer. I'm rocking my go-to today!

All-time favorite piece of clothing

My Gap denim jacket. It's been to at least seven countries so far.

Last purchase

Sneakers for my 5-year old daughter. She's rough on shoes!

What you've learned from customers

Feedback matters! Making your voice heard can make a difference.

Favorite Gap Inc. moment

Helping to launch Gap(RED). I just wish I had the chance to meet Bono when he was here at the office!

First job

Store Associate at Surf & Skate. It was a retail store in Modesto, California.

Epiphany moment

Meeting women in the factories that make our clothes and seeing firsthand how the commitments Gap Inc. makes to them impacts them and their families, in real and tangible ways. It was truly the moment when I realized what we do really matters.

Always puts you in a good mood

Dessert. Yum!

Theme song

“Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

Something people don't know about you

I'm the first in my family to get a 4-year college degree.


Explore how Gap Inc.'s Sustainability team is working to reduce the company's water footprint. 

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