Nancy Gale, Founder & Designer of JAMAH | Founder of AMBITION

Nancy Gale, Founder & Designer of JAMAH | Founder of AMBITION


AMBITION President & Mentor

Nancy Gale is the founder and designer of luxury leather handbag and men’s bag brand, JAMAH and non-profit entrepreneurial program, AMBITION.

Nancy Gale is an inspiring individual with a fascinating story of overcoming hardship and creating something beautiful out of the pieces.  The creative force behind her brands, Nancy is more than a business owner. Designer, passionate activist, advocate, mentor, teacher and skydiver, Nancy is a resilient force not only in the entrepreneurial world, but also in shaping future generations. She is currently a leader in the emerging trend of exclusive, yet accessible authorities and her passion for giving has become an integral part of her business.

JAMAH was recently named a Top 10 Fashion classic by Upscale Living Magazine, solidly taking a seat next to Hermes’ Birkin Bag. Refining American luxury, each JAMAH design is hand-crafted and “Made In The USA.”

Founded in 2000, JAMAH has become the top pick of some of Hollywood’s most well known celebrities including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria and Channing Tatum. In 2014 she was chosen to design customized bags for a 1st American family and then given the honor of personally presenting the coveted pieces to Bill Clinton. The ‘Clinton Collection’ debuted at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Nigel, California and was a symbol of the brand’s emergence as a preeminent American Luxury Design house. 

Nancy not only sought to create a luxury brand that values individuality and American craftsmanship, but also one that connects cause and commerce so intrinsically that one cannot exist without the other. In 2010, driven by her mission to give, Nancy started AMBITION, a non-profit entrepreneurial program that caters to underprivileged youth and fosters innovative thinking, confidence and a positive work ethic through collaborative hands-on participation and powerful, consistent connections with mentors and speakers. A visit with Richard Branson paved the way for an impressive roster of entrepreneurs and business owners to proudly take advantage of the opportunity to serve as mentors. Students are exposed to real-world business experience and given the resources necessary to feel confident in who they are as individuals as well as their futures. Nothing is impossible with AMBITION and students are reminded of that every day.

Nancy’s path to commerce and cause, which she refers to as “CapCon”-- capitalism with consciousness, combined with her resolve to overcome her personal tragedies has resulted in invitations to speak at a number of events to inspire teens, adults and fellow entrepreneurs. Recognizing, through personal experience, the challenges of owning a business, she is dedicated to helping others along their journey with true insight and inspiration. She speaks freely about the tragic events and hardships she has endured and how they have shaped who she is as well as her business. A rape survivor and a witness to the aftermath of her mother’s brutal murder, Nancy’s story of resilience makes her a powerful force, connecting with her students in AMBITION and proving to them that they can overcome anything and still make their dreams a reality.

Nancy’s speaking engagements at universities and organizations allow her to impart her experience to inspire and motivate the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow.

“AMBITION is aspirations with no limitations.”

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