Beth Keck

Senior Director, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Walmart

Beth Keck is senior director of Women’s Economic Empowerment where she leads strategy and oversees implementation of Walmart’s commitment to train nearly one million women in retail and factories, on farms, and in the US workforce. Through its global Women’s Economic Empowerment initiative, Walmart has set goals and invested more than $75 million in corporate giving to help change the lives of women around the world.

Previously she led the company’s sustainable agriculture strategy and Asia corporate affairs portfolio.  Before joining Walmart in 2004, she was based in China as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration senior representative and Boeing’s air traffic management vice president of business development.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, National Committee on US-China Relations, the Arkansas World Trade Center Board of Advisors and the Bentonville Noon Rotary Club. She recently completed a term as co-chair of the World Economic Forum New Vision for Agriculture Project Board of which she was a member from 2010 through 2014.  Beth has a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and bachelor of journalism degree from The University of Missouri School of Journalism. Walmart operates more than 10,000 retail units in 27 countries and has revenue of more than $466 billion annually.