Elvis Francis has been with Gap Inc. for nearly 22 years and has held several roles within the Supply Chain and Global Sustainability teams in the company.
Starting in 2006 he has played a key role in the development of Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program. The program was designed to help female garment workers build the skills needed to advance beyond entry-level positions in factories and fulfil their potential through life skills education and technical training. The P.A.C.E. women’s program is now widely implemented across several other industries and communities. In 2016, Gap Inc. expanded the P.A.C.E. programming to include adolescent girls in two age groups (11-13 and 14-17 years old) responding to the vision that P.A.C.E. graduating mothers had for their own daughters to possess better life skills, to be self-reliant, resilient and be able to control their own destiny. He has been instrumental in the sustained expansion of the P.A.C.E. workplace and community programs to 17 countries, enabling participation of more than 500,000 women and girls and is spearheading Gap Inc’s goal of empowering 1 million women and girls by year 2022.