Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. places a diverse workforce among its top priorities and demonstrates its ongoing commitment to women, both internally and externally. As a company of choice for more than 826,000 females, Wal-Mart’s diverse associate base reflects more than 237,000 African-Americans, 154,000 Hispanics, more than 41,000 Asian-Americans and more than 15,000 Native Americans.
“At Wal-Mart, we are committed to empowering all women to succeed in every aspect of their lives,” said Esther Silver-Parker, senior vice president, Diversity Relations Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. “We recognize that we are in a position to be a driver of change in this area, and we are proud to be honored by Working Mother Magazine for embracing and reflecting multiculturalism among our associates.”
Profiled in the June issue of Working Mother magazine, Wal-Mart is recognized for its unique programs for multicultural women. Wal-Mart has established initiatives to further advance the growth and development of women and minorities within the company which have steadily increased the percentage of women in its management. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the company’s managers are women.
Through its Women in Leadership and Minorities in Leadership seminars, Wal-Mart is able to enhance the skills-sets of women and minorities for management positions, as well as increase their awareness of better diversity practices and inclusion in the workplace. Additionally, the company’s Diversity and Inclusion Training programs teach associates how to work with and value all cultures and backgrounds.