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Ardice Farrow – Founder, Director
Ardice had a long and successful career as an Executive Producer and creative consultant for kid's products and programs working for companies such as Apple, LucasArts, Disney and McGraw-Hill. When she reached retirement age she followed her heart and went to Cambodia to work with women and children.
Ardice spent two years serving as the Leadership Development Manager for a major non-profit in Phnom Penh. Her responsibilities included developing engendered and empowerment programs for the impoverished and disenfranchised women and children of Phnom Penh.
It was her work in Phnom Penh that ignited Ardice's deep affection and respect for the women of Cambodia. She saw the dismal lives of women trapped in poverty and at the same time she saw the tremendous impact that learning a trade, getting a fair wage and having dignity and financial freedom could have on transforming their lives and their families.
Ardice became a champion of Trade Instead Aid. She was confident that savvy consumers in the US would love the unique, contemporary, upscale designs of Cambodia and at the same time feel good that their purchase was making difference in the lives of women. Ardice found the ideal design and production partner in Yek Hong Tang and Peace Handicrafts.
Ardice is the recipient of the US President's Call to Service Award 2009 and 2014 and the President's Lifetime Achievement Award for Service.