We always look forward to this day at Walmart. It’s a time to celebrate our differences as individuals and find what unites us. With more than 2.3 million associates worldwide, we are stronger when we work together.
Customers love it, too. We play cultural music in our stores for this day. When I first heard it, I cried. Last year, a customer from Kenya told us he loved the music. That’s how I know we’re making a difference.
How do our associates feel when they experience this day? Pride.
It’s the same pride I have for Walmart, a company I’ve been with for 34 years. There are two things in my life I am honoured to be: a mother to my two boys, Cyrus and Ferris, and to be an associate at this great company. I will never forget how I was embraced from the beginning. Walmart made my dreams come true.
Ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when we embrace our differences. We are who we are today because of culture. That’s what makes our company so special. The more we embrace it, the more we will grow.
But don’t just listen to me. Experience this day for yourself.