Alyse Nelson on Launch of Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative

This morning in Bentonville, I joined partners for the launch of Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative, a five-year commitment to increase sourcing from women-owned businesses, empower women through job training and education, and invest $100 million in philanthropic grants to women's empowerment programming.

Investing in women’s economic empowerment is the new imperative in global development.

With today’s commitment, Walmart is taking that even further and setting a new global standard in business that will be structurally transformational for economic growth and women’s progress.

The thousands of businesswomen and entrepreneurs in our interna