Keynote Speakers

We’re proud to provide a platform for the most influential voices in the industry. Check out our roster of speakers for the upcoming conference below, and read through their bios to get a better sense of what you can expect from their sessions. If you’re interested in learning more, feel free to reach out.

Judith McKenna
President and CEO, Walmart International

Judith McKenna is president and CEO of Walmart International where she is responsible for all aspects of Walmart’s footprint outside the U.S., leading a team of 550,000 associates across 23 countries. Judith is transforming the shape of the international portfolio while expanding eCommerce and omnichannel offerings, leveraging innovations from across international markets to build strong local businesses that are powered by Walmart, and working to make lives easier by creating a global culture that puts the customer at the center of everything.

Prior to leading Walmart International, Judith was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Walmart U.S. During that time she led the rollout of online grocery to the U.S. by leveraging best practices from her time in the U.K. Before that, she served as executive vice president of strategy and development for Walmart International, chief operating officer for Asda Stores Ltd. in her native U.K, and as Asda’s chief financial officer for more than a decade.

In addition to leading the business, Judith has a lifelong passion for developing people at all levels and creating opportunities for learning. She’s the daughter of two teachers and is an advocate for associate training and education. She was also the architect behind the introduction of Walmart Academies to the U.S.

Judith is a board member of Flipkart and PhonePe in India, as well as the Walton Arts Center. She also appears on Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women in Business and Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Powerful Women. Judith graduated with a law degree from University of Hull in England before earning her Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales accounting qualification at KPMG and was awarded an honorary doctorate in law from University of Hull.
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Claire Wasserman
Founder and Author, Ladies Get Paid

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Claire Wasserman is an educator, author, and founder of Ladies Get Paid, a platform, global community, and book that teaches women to level up professionally and financially. She is also the host of the John Hancock podcast, “Friends Who Talk About Money”. 

 

A highly sought-after expert for Fortune 500 companies working to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, Claire has traveled the country teaching thousands of women how to negotiate millions of dollars in raises, start businesses, and advocate for themselves in the workplace. Claire was chosen as one of Marquis Who's Who 75 Most Influential Financial Leaders of 2021, as well as Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women. She has spoken at places such as Harvard Business School, Facebook, NASA, and the United Nations, and has appeared on Good Morning America and in the New York Times, among others. Claire’s book, Ladies Get Paid, is available at ladiesgetpaid.com/book and wherever books are sold. 


Learn more about Claire at clairewasserman.com and follow her on Instagram at @clairegetspaid.

KEYNOTE SESSION:

Keep Your Competitive Advantage & Beat Imposter Syndrome!

Attendees will walk away feeling empowered to take on their next big challenge, ask for more money (or pay themselves more!) and learn how to beat imposter syndrome for good!

morning motivational speaker

Laura Rush
VP / DMM Frozen Foods at Walmart

Get motivated to take on the day with our opening speaker, Laura Rush! More details coming soon!

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breakout session Speakers