Walmart Global Women's Forum Library
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Here at Walmart, we are passionate about helping women grow and thrive in the workplace. That is why I was so thrilled when we held our inaugural Global Women’s Forum in April, a live event broadcast online to more than 5,200 locations across 29 states in the U.S., and internationally in ten locations, while eight additional countries held their own event on the same day.
The event featured female leaders such as Academy Award Winner Geena Davis, PepsiCo’s Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi and BBC World News anchor and author, Katty Kay. The Forum was part of Walmart’s President’s Global Council of Women Leaders’ Global Women’s Development Series, which helps develop the future women leaders of Walmart.
Today, I’m excited to share that Walmart is making content from the Global Women’s Forum available to women worldwide with a new digital library. I encourage you to log on and visit the library, which features speeches and panel discussions among top women leaders offering their advice and encouragement for female professionals worldwide. You’ll notice three topics are prominent throughout the videos: confidence, mentoring and work/life integration. All of these topics are critical to us as women to learn about and develop, as they can open doors to endless opportunities.
Walmart is a leader in advocating workforce opportunities for its own associates and the retail sector overall. As the world’s largest retailer, women make up more than half (57 percent) of Walmart associates and Walmart has twice the rate of female corporate officers (32 percent) as the Fortune 500, which puts the company in a position to make a real impact on women in the workforce.
In addition to a commitment to diversity internally, Walmart will engage our supplier networks, professional service firms, merchandise suppliers and global accounts to promote diversity and inclusion within their teams that support Walmart.
Click here to visit the new digital library and be sure to share with your friends and colleagues: Walmart Global Women’s Forum Library.