I am inviting people on this year’s Power Shift program to tell us what they hope to see happen in their sessions. For other readers besides those coming to the Forum, I am hoping these posts will act as a news feed about initiatives, trends, emerging issues, and benchmarks reached. This...
MiKaela Wardlaw Lemmon
Vice President, Member Services, Sam’s Club
MiKaela Wardlaw Lemmon is responsible for Women’s Economic Empowerment, specifically focused on Walmart’s Sourcing goals for empowering women worldwide. Her responsibilities include three elements of Women’s Economic Empowerment: 1) Sourcing $20B for the U.S. from women-owned businesses by 2016 2) Establishing a baseline of women owned business spend and doubling that spend by 2016 for international markets 3) Launching a dedicated women owned/produced product marketplace, Empowering Women Together, on Walmart’s e-commerce platform.