Walmart Statement Regarding Fortune's 2013 "Most Powerful Women in Business"

“I want to congratulate Rosalind and Gisel for being recognized as some of the ‘Most Powerful Women in Business.’  Fortune knows what we at Walmart know:  they are strong leaders and role models who make us a better company and drive our bottom line.  I am also proud to see so many friends of Walmart recognized, including our Board member Marissa Mayer, executives at our suppliers, and partners we collaborate with often.  I applaud Fortune for putting a spotlight on leading women and thereby lifting up the contributions of all women in business.

At Walmart, we have a company-wide commitment to supporting and advancing women. It’s the right thing to do, and it’s good for our business.  In fact, we have formalized our goals through our Women’s Economic Empowerment initiative because we view them as critical to the future of our company.”

- Mike Duke, President & CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.