Kindley Walsh Lawlor, Parent Advisory Committee Member, Vice President, Gap Foundation Gap Inc.
Kindley Walsh Lawlor, Parent Advisory Committee Member, Vice President, Gap Foundation Gap Inc.

Kindley Walsh Lawlor is the Vice President of the Gap Foundation

Gap Inc. 

Kindley Walsh Lawlor has over twenty-five years of global experience working and traveling in   apparel supply chains in over 20 countries.  She is known as a key Sustainability and Foundation leader specializing in fair and productive global supply chains that prioritize women’s education, rights and empowerment.  

Currently Kindley leads Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program, which provides work and life skills to women working in the garment industry and their communities, and beyond.  Kindley, her team and a network of external organizations work globally by leveraging P.A.C.E.’s curriculum to educate and advance women. Launched in 2007, the program will reach 1 million women by the end of 2020. 

Kindley has been with Gap Inc. for almost 20 years, working first in garment production, and then the Sustainability team dedicated to human and environmental rights. While leading the Sustainability team, Kindley oversaw a global team that focused on ensuring that the people who make Gap Inc.’s clothes work in safe, fair conditions and that they are treated with dignity and respect.  

Kindley is the U.S. buyer representative on the International Labour Organization’s Better Work Advisory Committee.  She has held past advisory roles with academic partners and collaborative initiatives focused on worker rights.  Kindley also regularly advises smaller, artisan companies. In 2015 she was recognized as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women by the San Francisco Business Times, and as one of the National Retail Federation’s list of people shaping retail’s future in the Giver category.

Kindley graduated with a degree in Apparel Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY, and resides in San Francisco. 

Kindley Walsh Lawlor is the Vice President of the Gap Foundation

Gap Inc. 

Justin Merickel, Parent Advisory Committee Member
Justin Merickel, Parent Advisory Committee Member

Justin Merickel is VP of Media Optimizer within Adobe’s Digital Marketing Business. In his current role, Justin runs a team of product managers and product marketers building advertising technology products at Adobe.  Previously, he was vice president of marketing and new product development at Efficient Frontier, which was acquired by Adobe in January 2012, where he oversaw corporate marketing and the company's expansion into new business areas. Justin also spent almost five years at Yahoo!, where he served as managing director of category development, focused on building revenue from performance marketers across both search and display advertising.

Deanne Travis, Parent Advisory Committee Member
Deanne Travis, Parent Advisory Committee Member

Co-Founder and CEO at Kristova Family Partners - Bulgarian Wine Importers


Laura Patnode, Parent Advisory Board Member
Laura Patnode, Parent Advisory Board Member

Head of Risk Enterprise, Risk Management at Wells Fargo, San Francisco

Michelle Hong, Parent Advisory Board Member
Michelle Hong, Parent Advisory Board Member

Bakery Owner in San Francisco


Margie Lao, Parent Advisory Board Member
Margie Lao, Parent Advisory Board Member
Kindley Walsh Lawlor, Parent Advisory Committee Member, Vice President, Gap Foundation Gap Inc.
Justin Merickel, Parent Advisory Committee Member
Deanne Travis, Parent Advisory Committee Member
Laura Patnode, Parent Advisory Board Member
Michelle Hong, Parent Advisory Board Member
Margie Lao, Parent Advisory Board Member
Kindley Walsh Lawlor, Parent Advisory Committee Member, Vice President, Gap Foundation Gap Inc.

Kindley Walsh Lawlor is the Vice President of the Gap Foundation

Gap Inc. 

Kindley Walsh Lawlor has over twenty-five years of global experience working and traveling in   apparel supply chains in over 20 countries.  She is known as a key Sustainability and Foundation leader specializing in fair and productive global supply chains that prioritize women’s education, rights and empowerment.  

Currently Kindley leads Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program, which provides work and life skills to women working in the garment industry and their communities, and beyond.  Kindley, her team and a network of external organizations work globally by leveraging P.A.C.E.’s curriculum to educate and advance women. Launched in 2007, the program will reach 1 million women by the end of 2020. 

Kindley has been with Gap Inc. for almost 20 years, working first in garment production, and then the Sustainability team dedicated to human and environmental rights. While leading the Sustainability team, Kindley oversaw a global team that focused on ensuring that the people who make Gap Inc.’s clothes work in safe, fair conditions and that they are treated with dignity and respect.  

Kindley is the U.S. buyer representative on the International Labour Organization’s Better Work Advisory Committee.  She has held past advisory roles with academic partners and collaborative initiatives focused on worker rights.  Kindley also regularly advises smaller, artisan companies. In 2015 she was recognized as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women by the San Francisco Business Times, and as one of the National Retail Federation’s list of people shaping retail’s future in the Giver category.

Kindley graduated with a degree in Apparel Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY, and resides in San Francisco. 

Kindley Walsh Lawlor is the Vice President of the Gap Foundation

Gap Inc. 

Justin Merickel, Parent Advisory Committee Member

Justin Merickel is VP of Media Optimizer within Adobe’s Digital Marketing Business. In his current role, Justin runs a team of product managers and product marketers building advertising technology products at Adobe.  Previously, he was vice president of marketing and new product development at Efficient Frontier, which was acquired by Adobe in January 2012, where he oversaw corporate marketing and the company's expansion into new business areas. Justin also spent almost five years at Yahoo!, where he served as managing director of category development, focused on building revenue from performance marketers across both search and display advertising.

Deanne Travis, Parent Advisory Committee Member

Co-Founder and CEO at Kristova Family Partners - Bulgarian Wine Importers


Laura Patnode, Parent Advisory Board Member

Head of Risk Enterprise, Risk Management at Wells Fargo, San Francisco

Michelle Hong, Parent Advisory Board Member

Bakery Owner in San Francisco


Margie Lao, Parent Advisory Board Member
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