Your Personal Brand: Career Building, Selling, and Thriving. A Virtual Gathering with Celia Swanson, Walmart's First-Ever Female Executive Vice President and Noted Author
Join Celia Swanson, Walmart's first-ever female executive vice president and noted author, for an engaging webinar. She will be joining the Amplify Women in Sales community from the TCU Sales Center for a publicly available, open-access virtual gathering on May 4th, 12 pm - 1 pm CST.
Celia Swanson is an accomplished senior executive who spent 26 years at Walmart Inc. championing its culture and its people. She is notably recognized as the first female executive vice president at Walmart Inc., breaking the glass ceiling for women. Her deep expertise in retail, large scale transformation, company culture and multigenerational workforce engagement serves as the cornerstone of her career legacy.
Upon retiring from Walmart Inc. in 2016, she has become an author, professional speaker, executive coach, and advisor. Her first consulting role was with ForwARd Arkansas, a public-private partnership, focused on dramatically improving student achievement, closing the achievement gap and making Arkansas a leading state in education. Celia’s passion for investing in children’s education and health, in addition to developing and advancing women in the workplace, guides her mission-driven focus.
Swanson’s Walmart career began in 1994 as Vice President of People at Sam’s Club. Based upon her contributions in this role, she experienced numerous promotions to senior vice president and executive vice president leading membership, marketing and logistics at Sam’s Club. Her growth at Sam’s Club led to succeeding roles at Walmart Stores U.S. as SVP, Change Management and SVP, Talent Development. She completed her career at Walmart serving in a global HR capacity as SVP, Global Associate Experience. In that role, Swanson led global labor relations and global culture strategy, and enhanced the foundation of the global associate experience.
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