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Why Walmart Matters for Washington, D.C.

By Eric Quist, Store Manager, Walmart #5941

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things: In my 20 years with Walmart, I’ve seen this happen many times, and in many ways. But one of the most powerful examples happened this past year alone, as I transferred to manage and open one of two new stores in Washington, D.C. Historically, there haven’t… Read More



Girl Power: Creating a New Kind of Doll Line

By Jodi Norgaard, CEO, Dream Big Toy Company

Eight years ago, I stood dumbfounded in a toy store aisle. My then 10-year-old daughter Gracie was shopping for a new doll, and selected one from the shelves. With heavy makeup, a bare midriff and high heels, this doll was far from what I envisioned as an ideal role model for my child. What’s more,… Read More



Known as ‘Miss Walmart,’ Rene Has a Personality That Reigns

By Rhonda Rathje, Director, Global Associate Communications – Walmart

When Rene Watson-Long interviewed for a job at Walmart, she was looking for a fresh start in life. Through hard work, she has met one goal after the next, creating for herself a successful long-term career. Starting 13 years ago in layaway and receiving several promotions since,… Read More



A Cool New Way to Support Women-Owned Businesses

By Lisa Allen, CEO, Ziegenfelder’s Budget Saver Pops

During high school, I worked with my siblings at my father’s ice cream company, and to this day, I still remember the sweet smells of the factory. If someone had asked me as a teenager if I would one day run my family’s business, I would have laughed and said “not likely!”  Little did I know… Read More



A New Store, a New Job, and a Chance to Pay it Forward

By Tara Lovelady, Store Manager, Walmart #7310

Editor’s Note: Tara Lovelady is the store manager at the new Neighborhood Market #7310 in Katy, Texas, which opened March 4, 2015. Just 11 years ago this month, I was starting my career with Walmart, and I was a little unsure of how things were going to pan out. I began as a cashier in the garden… Read More


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