March 8, 2019
By Jacqui Canney, Executive Vice President, Global People
This International Women’s Day at Walmart, we’re celebrating the contributions of women and reflecting on how to provide even more opportunity for them – whether that’s for our own associates, for women and girls in our communities or for women across our supply chain.
Walmart: A Place Where Women Can Soar
There are countless examples of women doing great things at Walmart. Take Latriece Watkins. She started as an intern and is now a senior vice president of merchandising, responsible for a multi-billion-dollar business. With degrees in computer science and engineering from Stanford and MIT, Fiona Tan is our SVP of customer technology and is responsible for innovation and engineering execution across Walmart’s digital and physical footprint. Chandra Holt, a former leader in the Sam’s Club merchandising organization who helped turn the Sam’s Club grocery business around in just a year, is now leading the SamsClub.com team as chief operating officer. Lupita Guerra started as a store management trainee. Now she is a Walmart market manager responsible for over 11 stores and 3,300 associates. The daughter of migrant workers, Lupita lives by her mother’s words: “If there is a will, there is a way.”