In our 2020 issue, we’re shining the light on some outstanding leading ladies for all their accomplishments and contributions to society.
Vice President Beauty, Walmart
B.S. Accounting, University of Arkansas
Did you always know what you wanted to do?
I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but thought my role as a part-time cashier at Sam’s Club would just be a college job. While I’ve had the privilege of a variety of careers with Walmart, I am still with the same company 29 years later.
Talk about the American Heart Association:
I’ve been involved with the American Heart Association for more than five years. The role the organization plays is critical in communicating early detection but also continued research in finding a cure for this deadly disease. Watching the lives of family and friends impacted for years by this disease is the reason I give to the organization (Jody also is co-chairing the American Heart Association Go Red for Women virtual event on June 25 with Silvia Azrai Kawas and Debbie Alsup).
Best part of your job:
I love finding items that help make the lives of our customers a little easier or help them indulge in the small moments of their hectic life.
Quality you admire most in women:
I most admire women who are currently content in life, yet desire to improve something.
Life is about choices; make ones you will not regret in five years!
Best advice you’ve ever received:
From my Grandmother: Happiness is a choice. Just love life!
Advice you’d give to other working women/moms:
Have a family calendar to plan your week in advance, including working late and meals. But geez, give yourself a break! Take a bath and relax.
Thing you’re most proud of:
Watching people I know grow into who they were meant to be. Maybe somehow, I played a small part in their life!