Key Takeaways from the 2022 Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mid-Year Report
- Hourly-to-hourly promotion rates for women and people of color are on par with representation. Our frontline hourly associates are promoting to positions of increased responsibility at rates comparable to that at which they are represented. Women currently represent 53.45% of U.S. hourly associates, and year-to-date have earned a slightly higher rate of hourly-to-hourly promotions at 54.63%. Similarly, people of color comprise 49.61% of the U.S. hourly workforce and have accounted for 49.01% of hourly-to-hourly promotions so far this year.
- Officer representation in the U.S. for women and people of color is at their highest levels since at least 2020. We continue to see steady progress in diversity representation among our company’s senior leadership. Women comprised 36.38% of U.S. officers as of July 29, 2022 which is up +4.58% from 31.80% on Jan. 31, 2020. Similarly, people of color represent 28.76% of U.S. officers which is up +3.88% from 24.88% on Jan. 31, 2020.
- Global representation for women in officer and management positions has increased steadily even as women representation in the total workforce has decreased globally. Walmart has experienced similar regression in our global total workforce representation for women as seen in broader macroeconomic trends with 53.45% representation today as compared to 55.08% two years ago. Meanwhile, representation in higher paying leadership positions has increased over the same period. Women currently represent 36.32% of our global officers – up +5.51% from 30.81% two years ago – and are 46.19% of our global management ranks which is up from the 44.82% figure from our mid-year report published in 2020.
- Asian and Hispanic representation is up year to date across the board. People of color now represent 49.00% of our total U.S. workforce which is up +0.30% since Jan. 31, 2022. These gains are driven, in part, by an increase of +0.35% in Hispanic representation to 18.88% and +0.33% in Asian representation to 4.69%. Additionally, U.S. management representation for people of color is up +1.56% since Jan. 31, 2022 to 40.07%, driven by a +1.31% gain in Asian management to 12.79%. Asian officer representation in the U.S. is currently 9.52% which is up +1.32% since Jan. 31, 2022 while U.S. officer representation for Hispanics is up +0.31% to 5.71% for the same period.
- The composition of our new hire population is becoming increasingly diverse. People of color represent 58.04% of our U.S. new hires year to date which significantly outpaces the 49.00% rate at which people of color are represented in our total U.S. workforce. This new hire rate of 58.04% is also at its highest level in at least two years as it was 55.03% at the 2020 mid-year point. The current new hire rate of 29.71% for African Americans is up +0.85% from the end of Fiscal Year 22 (Jan. 31, 2022) and outpaces the current 20.75% total U.S. workforce representation for African Americans by +8.96%.
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CDEI Report Archive
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- FY22 Mid-Year CDEI Report: Better Together
- 2020 CDEI Annual Report: Better Together
- FY21 Mid-Year Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Report
- 2019 CDI Annual Report: Spark Inclusion
- 2018 CDI Annual Report: Your Story is Our Story
- 2017 CDI Annual Report: Road to Inclusion
- 2016 CDI Annual Report: The Culture and Humanity of Our Associates Make Us Special