Emily McDonald

Sr Mgr, Culture, Diversity, & Inclusion

Emily McDonald joined Walmart in April 2011 and held multiple roles supporting Real Estate and Legal before joining the Walmart Foundation in November 2012 as a Project Specialist. In this role Emily was responsible for handling project management across the Foundation and Women’s Economic Empowerment portfolio. She supported the diversity and inclusion goal by overseeing the design and development of the first-ever online tool that requires Walmart suppliers to report on the diversity of their Walmart and Sam’s Club serving teams; oversaw the creation of all digital and written communication vehicles currently being used to share Walmart’s work to empower women with internal and external audiences, including the production of several key videos aimed to improve corporate reputation with customers.

Emily joined Public Affairs in October 2014 as Walmart’s liaison for the American Indian and People with Disability constituencies. Additionally, she assists with the development of strategic plans for enhancing
corporate reputation, as well as overseeing the development of a millennial strategy with the purpose of increasing engagement with this specific market segment.

In June 2018 Emily moved to Walmart’s Culture Diversity abd Inclusion team to strengthen communications efforts specifically in digital media – with the purpose of building digital relationships to positively impact Walmart’s reputation by promoting diversity and inclusion efforts. In addition, she engages in key internal and external relationships, and drive projects around other key CDI strategic priorities.

Prior to joining Walmart, Emily served as the Director of the Heritage Youth Development Center at the Joplin Family YMCA, with a broad range of job responsibilities that included working with youth organizations, overseeing facilities management and engaging with key community stakeholders. During her seven years at the YMCA, Emily also served as the Child Care Coordinator and Member Services

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