Beth Keck is Senior Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment where she leads strategy and oversees implementation of Walmart’s commitment to train 1 million women in retail and factories, on farms, and in the U.S. workforce. Through its Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative, Walmart has set goals and is taking practical steps to help change the lives of women around the world. Keck has an extensive background in international business, public affairs, and sustainability, with a specialty in China and Asia. From 2008 to 2013 she was Senior Director of Sustainability where she led landmark initiatives, such as Walmart’s global sustainable agriculture platform strategy and the company’s 2008 Beijing Sustainability Summit. She received one of Walmart’s highest honors, the Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year Award, for her contributions to sustainability.