Women's Economic Empowerment

Anju Ara of Bangladesh

Working to improve the lives of women around the world

Through Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative, we'll help provide more training, market access and career opportunities to nearly 1 million women, many on farms and factories, ultimately allowing them access to the economic opportunity they deserve. 

Our Commitment

We've set goals and are taking practical steps to help change the lives of countless women around the world by 2016.

  • Increase Sourcing from Women-Owned Businesses
  • Empower Nearly 1 Million Women Through Training
  • Promote Diversity and Inclusion Representation Within Our Merchandising and Professional Services Suppliers

Related Posts

  • Budget Saver Popsicles On Production Line

    A Cool New Way to Support Women-Owned Businesses

    Walmart Blog - March 11, 2015
    Lisa Allen, CEO of Ziegenfelder’s Budget Saver Pops, shares her story of taking over her family’s company. Her popsicles are one of many items sold at Walmart that will now feature a “Women Owned” logo.

  • Women Owned Business Logo

    Help Women-Owned Businesses Make Their Mark

    Walmart Blog - June 27, 2014
    Adding an extra item to your shopping cart may soon mean adding to the success of a woman-owned business. When you see this logo, supporting their efforts is as easy as making a purchase.

  • Milos Tea Company

    A Sweet Story of Success: Milo's Tea Company

    Walmart Blog - May 13, 2014
    Walmart sells a gallon of Milo’s Tea about every 2 seconds each day. Watch the video to hear the story of how this women-owned business in Birmingham, Alabama, grew from selling tea at a hamburger restaurant to selling tea on Walmart’s shelves.

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We are taking practical steps to help change the lives of countless women around the world by 2016.

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Through Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative, we aim to increase sourcing from women-owned businesses.



As part of our goal to empower women through training, we launched the Women in Factories Training Program in April 2012.

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