Meet Sonia, She is the new CEO of Gap Inc in male-dominated Corporate World

There is literally nothing that can stop a woman from touching great heights in life. Indian American Sonia Syngal has a rich example to women across the world that nothing is impossible. Sonia Syngal, the chief executive of Old Navy, which is owned by Gap is all set to take over at the parent company.

As per the reports, Sonia Syngal will replace interim chief Bob Fisher who is a member of the founding family behind Gap will also resign as chairman of the company’s board.

With the new post as the Chief Executive Officer, Sonia Syngal has set a great example as she has become the highest-ranked Indian American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company after Indira Nooyi resigned as the PepsiCo head in 2018.

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Robert Fisher, son of Gap’s founder who has plied his trade as interim CEO while the company looked for a permanent replacement of the company is pretty much confident about Sonia Syngal. He believes that the Indian American woman will deliver the much-needed value from our portfolio of brands over the long term.”

The company also appointed Bobby Martin, a Gap board member and former CEO of Walmart Inc.’s international business, to take charge as executive chairman.

The India-born Sonia Syngal moved to Canada and later to the United States when she was a child. She worked in many Fortune 500 companies, including 10 years at Sun Microsystems and six years at Ford Motor Co. before she joined Gap Inc. in the year 2004 as reported by TOI.

For the unversed, GAP owned brands include Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Hill City.

“It’s an honour to build on this company’s rich heritage and lead our nearly 130,000 employees in transforming our business and operations to successfully compete in the future,” The Indian Express quoted Syngal as saying.

“I’m committed to fully realising the potential of our portfolio and the advantage of our scale, with a focus on strengthening the love that our millions of customers have for our brands. To do that, we must better prioritise initiatives and capabilities that will improve execution and drive value creation,” she added.

men are tasked with prime responsibilities to run the family as they were considered as the sole breadwinners and you don’t often see many women-friendly they don’t go to offices as they are forced to sit at home and do household chores. On the contrary, men go to offices, stress a lot and work without seeing clock needles to earn wages either daily, weekly or on a monthly basis.

Women get very limited opportunities to study and were always considered inferior to men. They never really had the liberty to do what men were doing and hence they became homemakers. However, in the male-dominated society, Soniya Syngal set a great example for other women to follow suit.