September 21, 2011
When my parents opened up the first Gap store, it was to serve a single purpose – to make buying jeans easy. But with their purpose also came their passion to impact lives in a more meaningful way.
Today, as former President Bill Clinton recognized Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program at the Clinton Global Initiative Seventh Annual Meeting , I have to borrow a word from my daughter and say this is an “epic” honor for our family.
I include our 134,000 employees and partners around the world when I say “family.”
Together we share a commitment to positively impact the communities where we live and work. And that includes female garment workers around the world who manufacture products for our brands, and the communities in which they live.
The Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. program is being honored for addressing challenges in Economic Empowerment. P.A.C.E. provides life skills education and enhanced technical training for female garment workers to help them advance in the workplace as well as in their personal lives.
My parents said, “Let’s do more than just sell clothes.” And with P.A.C.E., we do just that.
Congratulations to those who make P.A.C.E. possible, and to the 7,500 P.A.C.E. women who inspire us all.
[Note from the Blog Squad: To read details about the Clinton Global Initiative Recognition of the P.A.C.E. program - click here.]