Digital Events

Balancing Work and Family in a COVID‑19 World:
The Disproportionate Impact on Women

The COVID-19 crisis is challenging for everyone. But many women are feeling more overwhelmed and overworked than ever. Women are disproportionately impacted because they are more likely to bear the lion’s share of the burden for childcare, education and family responsibilities previously handled outside the home.

We met on Tuesday, June 9, for transparent discussion on communicating and finding creative solutions that help women navigate the next normal. Watching the recording and discover how to turn difficult conversations into opportunities to create a more productive work environment in which everyone wins.

Meet the Speakers

Shalynne Jackson

Shalynne Jackson joined Walmart in August of 2019 as a Senior Manager in the Global Office of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion. Currently the VP of Diversity for the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA), Shalynne has extensive experience developing and executing strategies to cultivate inclusive workplaces. She is also blessed to be the wife of Ian Jackson and mother of two-year-old Hollis Renee.

Ashley Knight

Ashley Knight is the President, Walmart Team, at Harvest Group, a leading omnichannel growth agency that serves consumer packaged goods companies. Harvest is headquartered in Rogers, Arkansas, and has offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Tunisia, in North Africa. Ashley and her husband, Scott, live in Fayetteville with their two boys, ages six and ten.

Lauren Larsen

Lauren Larsen works as Associate Director, Sales, at Procter & Gamble, leading the Walmart Feminine Care business. As a believer, wife, boy-mom, friend, leader, and connector, Lauren has a passion for empowering women to live with confidence and in authentic community. Lauren lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with her husband and two boysages one and four. 

Bryson Moss

Bryson Moss is an Associate Director at Procter & Gamble where he leads the Category Management team across the beauty, health, and baby categories.  Bryson has been at P&G for 19 years with 13 of those years spent in Northwest Arkansas working with Walmart. He and his wife, Dee, live with their three children in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Catherine Corley

Moderating this event will be Workmatters’ executive-in-residence, Catherine Corley. Catherine spent over 30 years in “corporate America” working for Kraft, Tyson Foods, and Sam’s Club in accounting, marketing, and various executive roles. Catherine is an inclusive leader who has a heart to uncover systemic bias and stereotypes in the workplace that hold back women and other marginalized groups.

Executive Leaders on Call

Leading through the COVID-19 Crisis

Past Offsite speakers have delivered insight on how to thrive in a changing work environment. These executive leaders and organizational strategists joined us to share how they are leading through this pandemic and casting vision for a new normal that finds us flourishing on the other side.

How to Lead Humbly and Boldly During COVID-19

with Cheryl Bachelder

Current director of US Foods, Chick-fil-A, and Pier 1, Cheryl Bachelder served for nearly nine years as CEO of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen and is the author of the book, Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others. She is a recipient of the Nation’s Restaurant News Norman Brinker Award and has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and was named as one of Jim Cramer’s “21 Bankable CEOs.” Cheryl has also been recognized as “Leader of the Year” by the Women’s Foodservice Forum, and received the Silver Plate Award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.

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Overcome Fear with Courageous Leadership

with Elise Mitchell

Elise Mitchell is a three-time CEO, globally recognized leadership expert, business consultant, and executive coach, and founder of Mitchell Communications Group, one of the 10 fastest-growing public relations firms in the world. Most recently, she served as global president of the International Communications Consultancy Organization, which represents more than 3,500 public relations agencies in 66 countries. Elise is the author of the best-selling book, Leading Through the Turn and the founder and facilitator of Next, a high-performance leadership workshop. Her work has appeared in Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, Thrive Global and Mashable.

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Leading In the Blizzard

with Steve Graves

Executive coach and business consultant, Steve Graves, sits on the board of Praxis, a faith-based accelerator for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. He and David Roth, CEO, Workmatters, will discuss the recent Praxis article, “Leading Beyond the Blizzard,” and what it means, as Steve puts it, to be a “wartime leader.” Whether you are an executive leader or entry-level employee, this conversation will focus on the integral part you play in unifying for the common good of those in your organization and the customers you serve.

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Special Thanks

We would like to thank these organizations and individuals for their generous support in making the June 9 Offsite digital event possible.

Shelley Simpson

EVP; Chief Commercial Officer; President, Highway Services at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

Ross Cully

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
at The Harvest Group