Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world’s largest retailer, plans to announce a multibillion-dollar women’s initiative today, three months after winning dismissal of a gender-bias case from the U.S. Supreme Court.
The plan includes buying $20 billion of products from U.S. female-owned businesses in the next five years and training women to work in factories and retail around the globe.
The world’s largest private employer also will provide more than $100 million in grants to non-profit organizations aiding women.
Wal-Mart will ask companies it works with to hire and promote more women, said Deisha Galberth, a spokeswoman. The move mirrors programs the retailer has previously announced, such as efforts to buy more food from farmers located near its stores.
Nice try Wal-Mart, I see what you're doing here. And it's smart. "Promote" women by "training women to work in factories and retail". You guys are so generous. Training women to work in sweatshops that make your hello kitty shit is really uplifting women. Fucking Wal-Mart thinks that this shit works. We know you guys hate women okay? You don't have to try so hard. I mean you do control the world so who gives a fuck what people think. They still buy your 10 for 4$ shirts and shit.