Senior Manager for Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart Inc. Main staffer supporting all seven Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) in the Bentonville, AR, home office
“The stronger your network is, the more opportunities will open up for you.”
Her Story: After starting in 2004 as an hourly worker in the transportation department, a diversity-and-inclusion training class made her want to help create an inclusive culture. She joined her first ARG, for African-Americans, early in her career, and has been a member of the women’s and LGBT groups too. She has raised her nephew, who is on the autism spectrum, and has a deep interest in the ARG for people with disabilities and their caregivers.
What She’s Learned: “Working on projects for the ARG and being the lead on a project introduced me to people I wouldn’t have met. I wouldn’t have progressed in my career as quickly without the mentorship and sponsorship I received. The ARGs help people navigate company culture and become more grounded and rooted.”
Advice to Multicultural Women: “Learn skill sets you wouldn’t get in your day-to-day job. Connect with people. The stronger your network is, the more opportunities will open up for you.”