Senior Director of Opportunity, Walmart.org
Gayatri Agnew comes to Walmart having worked in the public sector both in government and non-profits and found her way to business because her desire to work on impact at scale. She is committed to shared value and believes businesses can be a force for good in society. Raised by a single mom in California she knows firsthand that access to education and good jobs change lives – and she is proud of the way Walmart unlocks opportunity for so many of our associates. Gayatri serves on the leadership team of Walmart’s Global Responsibility division where she leads strategy and philanthropy for Walmart’s efforts on economic mobility, specifically a shared value approach to human capital, partnerships and philanthropy focused on key issues such as employer practices change, improving work-based learning and strengthening inclusion in communities. Gayatri’s personal mission is for more people to find purpose through the way they earn a living. She is currently a Presidential Leadership Scholar working on changing corporate culture for working moms. She is active in the local community serving on the Bentonville City Council as well as on the national boards for the Vote Mama Foundation, & Mother and Path Forward. She is a former board member of the Center for Women and Democracy and has previously served as a Clinton Fellow with the American India Foundation working on reskilling in India. When not engaged at work or in civic life she can be found hiking, singing karaoke, enjoying the local farmers market and crafting at home – She and her husband, Ryan live in Bentonville with their two young children, Rohan and Kamala.