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Women make up more than half the Walmart workforce, but the pandemic is causing them to leave

In 2021 women account for 53.8% of all Walmart employees in the United States. Specifically 54% of hourly workers, 44% of managers, and 34% of officers.

For new-hires in 2021, they only made up 49.8%.

Walmart EVP and Chief People Officer Donna Morris stated that women may have been adversely affected by the pandemic, choosing to leave the workforce.


She went on to explain women, and specifically women of color, have been disproportionately affected.

Morris added that this isn’t exclusive to Walmart, but they will continue to work toward the progress of women in the workplace to the point that they were at before COVID-19.

Some measures to reach that goal include support for family leaves, better scheduling that workers will know ahead of time, and policies and benefits to support inclusive behaviors.

Eligible associates can now have their entire tuition bill covered as well as their books. The company supports career development.

55% of new-hires in 2021 were people of color, but only 28.6% of them were women.

44% of management promotions for the 2022 fiscal year went to women, but only 13% went to African American and Black women. Only 16% of African American and Black women hold management positions in all of the United States, and only 9.3% have officer positions.



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