Beth Keck

Senior Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment, Walmart ,
"We are convinced that taking on large social issues is compatible with building stronger business at Walmart. Our investment in training women in agriculture is increasing food availability. Our workforce training initiatives are improving opportunities and livelihoods for women – and some of those are our customers."

Beth Keck is senior director of Women’s Economic Empowerment where she leads strategy and oversees implementation of Walmart’s commitment to train nearly one million women in retail and factories, on farms, and in the US workforce. Through its global Women’s Economic Empowerment initiative, Walmart has set goals and invested more than $75 million in corporate giving to help change the lives of women around the world.

Previously she led the company’s sustainable agriculture strategy and Asia corporate affairs portfolio.  Before joining Walmart in 2004, she was based in China as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration senior representative and Boeing’s air traffic management vice president of business development.  She co-chairs the World Economic Forum New Vision for Agriculture Project Board, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, National Committee on US-China Relations, the Arkansas World Trade Center Board of Advisors and the Bentonville Noon Rotary Club.  Beth has a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and bachelor of journalism degree from The University of Missouri School of Journalism. Walmart operates more than 10,000 retail units in 27 countries and has revenue of more than $466 billion annually.

Beth Keck talks about’s women empowerment marketplace, investing in training women in agriculture, and more. Watch the video: "Shared Value Execution at Walmart​."

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