Walmart’s corporate types are apparently aware that the company doesn’t have the most chivalrous reputation when it comes to business dealings with females. The company revealed a plan to make itself appear more friendly to women in the next four years and change.
The L.A. Times details the company’s ideas:
*Commit $20 billion to buying from female-led suppliers and double its sourcing from female-led foreign distributors.
*Train 60,000 female factory workers to develop business skills and help promote them into management.
*Help 200,000 low-income women in the U.S. gain job skills and attend college, and do the same for 200,000 women internationally.
*Team with professional service firms and suppliers to increase female and minority presence on their accounts with the company.
Funding for the initiatives will come from $100 million from the Walmart Foundation and donations from its businesses around the globe.
Wal-Mart announces women-friendly initiatives [L.A. Times]