Elvis Francis, Director, P.A.C.E. Global Initiatives, Gap Inc.

Elvis has been with Gap Inc. for nearly 19 years and has held several roles within the Supply Chain and Global Sustainability teams in the company.  Starting 2006 Elvis has played a key role in the development of Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program for female garment workers. The program was designed to help female garment workers build the skills needed to advance beyond entry-level positions in the factory and fulfil their potential through life skills education and technical training.  In 2011, at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program was recognized by former President Bill Clinton as a model program for its efforts in providing economic empowerment skills for female garment workers. Elvis has been instrumental in the expansion of the program to new countries and settings.  While continuing to manage P.A.C.E. team members and programs across South Asia and Middle East regions