Walmart’s Bratspies Talks Gender Equality, Open Call, Private Brands

Steve Bratspies, the chief merchandising officer for Walmart, recently sat down with the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal for an interview to discuss gender equality and supplier-related topics ahead of the recent Women’s Empowerment Summit in Rogers, where he was a keynote speaker.

Bratspies is also the executive sponsor for the President’s Inclusion Council for Walmart and an advocate for gender equality. Bratspies said the retailer has made progress in recent years promoting more women. He said 43% of promotions last year went to women, but he added there is more work needed. He said there are not enough women at the top at Walmart or any other Fortune 500 company, because they make up just 33 of the CEOs in that group.      MORE

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