Mag Names Wal-Mart a 2007 Best Company for Multicultural Women

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has been named a 2007 Best Company for Multicultural Women by "Working Mother" magazine.

Now in its fifth year, the Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women initiative celebrates employers that are establishing groundbreaking diversity policies and programs to encourage the hiring and advancement of African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American, and Native-American women.

"Wal-Mart recognizes that this richness is a workplace asset," said Suzanne Riss, editor-in-chief, Working Mother magazine. "Harnessing the wealth of talents and perspectives that people of different backgrounds have to offer is helping Wal-Mart excel in our increasingly global and competitive world."

Wal-Mart said it places a diverse workforce among its top priorities. The retailer employs more than 826,000 females, including 237,000 African-Americans, 154,000 Hispanics, more than 41,000 Asian-Americans, and more than 15,000 Native Americans.

The magazine also named grocery-related companies General Mills, Pepsico, and Procter & Gamble on its list.
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