Doris Fisher

Doris Fisher

Doris Fisher, Co-Founder of Gap. She and her late husband, Donald Fisher, started the clothing store company as equal partners in 1969. 

"We were doing it together as partners, so of course I put in the same amount of money as Don did. We both worked in the first store that opened on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. People always wanted to buy what you were wearing because they would envision themselves wearing the same thing. We worked hard to build that business, and we had fun too."

"I’ll tell you that I’ve been successful because I’ve worked hard. When I think back to growing up, I pushed myself to get through school and graduate with honors. I put that same energy into building the Gap."

"I had an older sister – I was the middle child – and I just wanted to make my parents proud and to have them notice me, especially my dad. I really idolized him. I wanted to show him what I could do."

Photo + Interview by Gap Inc

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