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16 2021 ESG REPORT THE BIG PICTURE EMPOWERING WOMEN ENABLING OPPORTUNITY ENRICHING COMMUNITIES GOVERNANCE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT GAP INC. P.A.C.E. Our Gap Inc. Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program partners with vendor facilities to give women foundational life skills, technical training, and support to advance at work and in their lives. In 2021, we achieved a milestone in the 14-year history P.A.C.E. SKILLS GOAL of P.A.C.E., reaching 1 million direct program participants IN ACTION ACHIEVED worldwide with foundational life skills and technical training – a year ahead of schedule. P.A.C.E. has helped Reach 1 million change the course of their lives and work. We are now In 2019, P.A.C.E. trainer Seeta Patel women and girls bringing a version of the program to the U.S. while through P.A.C.E. we continue developing new goals to engage with visited Karamthalai, a village in a by 2022. communities and workplaces around the world and remote part of Madhya Pradesh, empower the next generation of women and girls. India. During her visit, she became trapped after the only bridge leading out of the area was washed away in a storm, something that happens every We deliver our P.A.C.E. workplace and We continue to grow P.A.C.E. in year during the rainy season. community programs across multiple the community through strategic industries and settings around the partnerships with governmental, The women in P.A.C.E. training asked world in partnership with local NGOs, educational, and other institutions. Seeta if she could help them petition governments, brands, and schools. Through these collaborations, our the government for a new bridge. In 2021, we celebrated 10 exemplary program now also reaches men and She encouraged the women to use partners and individuals around the boys by providing them access to existing skills they had learned from P.A.C.E. globe as part of our second annual curriculum on topics like finance and new and helped them write a letter to the P.A.C.E. Awards. courses designed to help them better government about the perilous bridge. understand the experiences of women We have expanded P.A.C.E. workplace and girls, cultivating a culture of As a result of the women’s collective programs by integrating P.A.C.E. into our gender equality. action, the government completed a larger Supplier Sustainability program. new bridge in April 2021, improving This puts P.A.C.E. participation and Find more about P.A.C.E. on our website. access in and out of the village and performance on the Gap Inc. vendor ensuring the entire community can scorecard and signals to vendors that take advantage of opportunities for the program is both a strategic priority life-saving healthcare and education and an expectation of our commercial all year round. partnership with them.

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