Full Name
Julie Gehrki
Job Title
Vice President, Philanthropy
Speaker Bio
Julie serves as Vice President of Programs for the Walmart.org. In this role, Julie leads philanthropic investments for Walmart and the Walmart Foundation and helps shape shared value strategies for the company. Walmart.org invests in global Initiatives focused on Sustainability for people and planet throughout the supply chain, including work on preserving nature, building a circular economy, and enhancing livelihoods of people in supply chains; Opportunity, including work on economic mobility for frontline workers and diversifying talent pipelines; Community, which includes hunger relief and nutrition, disaster relief and efforts to engage associates and customers to make positive change in communities where they live and work; and the work of the Center for Racial Equity, which includes efforts to extend the impact of Walmart’s Shared Value Networks (finance, health, criminal justice and education).

Julie joined Walmart in 2008.

Prior to Walmart, Julie worked in the nonprofit sector on issues of anti-racism, homelessness and community revitalization. She led program evaluation in Kenya and Tanzania and taught English in Eastern Europe.

Julie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from Rhodes College and a Master of Arts in Public Service from The Clinton School of Public Service. She was a Jane Addams-Andrew Carnegie Fellow at Indiana University’s School of Philanthropy.
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