Walmart will Sponsor MBA Women International Leadership Conference

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MBA Women International announced today that Walmart is sponsoring the MBA Women International 2012 Leadership Conference as the lead sponsor.

MBA Women International (MBAWI) announced today that Walmart is sponsoring the MBA Women International 2012 Leadership Conference as the lead sponsor. The program aligns with Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative as the company strives to better the lives of women around the world. With goals such as doubling its sourcing from women-owned businesses and providing job training and education to women around the world, Walmart has continued its commitment to women. Learn more about the Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative at http://www.walmartstores.com/women.

“Leadership training is an important part of skills development for women globally. Walmart's participation in the MBA Women International Leadership Conference is one way in which we are shaping the pipeline for development of emerging women leaders,” says Linda Vytlacil, Walmart Vice President of Global Customer Insights & Analytics and member of the MBA Women International Corporate Advisory Board. “By supporting MBA Women International, Walmart is taking another step to ensure that future leaders succeed today.”

“We are extremely pleased to have Walmart as our lead partner this year as we continue to grow our organization internationally,” says Gail Romero CEO MBA Women International. “Their partnership is a significant and growing recognition of the need to build strong leadership capacity focused around women. It has not escaped the business leaders in the world that building a pipeline of diverse leadership has proven to be a successful strategy for them, for their shareholders, and for the women they advance to the C-suite and their boards. Our corporate partners are leading this strategy which will advance our mission and impact their economic and social viability. This is the right thing to do and will significantly impact the numbers of women in corporate leadership roles in the 21st century.”

About MBA Women International
MBA Women International is a not for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of business women as corporate leaders, executives and entrepreneurs- enriching workforce diversity around the world. It serves four related client groups: female MBA students, female business professionals and entrepreneurs, universities, and corporate partners. MBA Women International will hold their annual Leadership Conference and Career Fair on October 18-20 in Phoenix, Arizona.

MBA Women International will hold their annual Leadership Conference and Career Fair October 18-20 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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