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Gap announces new advisory board to champion inclusion

Sophie Smith
03 March 2022

Gap Inc. has created a new advisory board to raise awareness and advocate for marginalised and vulnerable communities, building upon its efforts to drive systemic change and achieve its 2025 commitments.

The fashion brand has assembled a diverse group of change-makers who champion inclusion to help influence positive change across the fashion industry.

The board's strategy is aligned with three strategic pillars: Community, Customer and Employee. Through this framework, each member will focus on a business component that leverages their specialised area of expertise to amplify a core focus area of diversity and inclusion for the company.

Aurora James, Founder of Fifteen Percent Pledge and Founder and Creative Director of Brother Vellies, will support the Community pillar as the Council’s Economic Inclusion Advisor.

Leonardo Lawson, known for his luxury and fashion brand building, management consulting and executive search joins the board to support the Customer pillar as the Creative Impact Advisor.

Amber Cabral, an inclusion strategist, certified coach, speaker and author, has been appointed Employee Experience Advisor.

Sonia Syngal, CEO at Gap Inc, said: “Creating a culture of belonging where we all feel seen and respected for who we are is as critical to the success of our company as it is for the communities we serve. We are more powerful in creating change when we move as a collective, gain external inputs and lean into discomfort. Together with our leaders, this advisory council will help deepen our role as a force for good.”

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