In order to create systemic change, business has to be part of the social impact equation. But how can companies move towards a model that has social impact as part of their business strategy? And what does it take to build a successful career and make a significant impact in the world of corporate social responsibility (CSR)?
This week’s guest, Monique Carswell, Director of the Center for Racial Equity at Walmart.org, share an incredible journey from entrepreneurial beginnings to her powerful CSR role at one of the largest companies in the world: Walmart.org. She shines a spotlight on the importance of authenticity, creativity, networking, and a firm set of values in growing a meaningful career and driving social change.
Monique's storied career path is a testament to her commitment to creating opportunities and access for others. She's held influential roles at Cosmo Girl, Hearst Corporation, Teach for America, and Comcast NBCUniversal, using each platform as a catalyst for financial empowerment within the black community. Her transition to Walmart in 2020 marked a pivotal moment, enabling her to use her business acumen and personal passion to amplify her social impact. Monique's unique perspective and lived experiences add a depth of understanding to the worlds of CSR, racial equity, and social justice.
What You’ll Learn:
The most impactful ways of practicing corporate social responsibility (CSR)How to build on your life experiences at each step of your career journeyThe importance of, and ways, to maintain and grow a network throughout your careerThe power of elevating racial and global equity in all work
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Monique Carswell is no stranger to hard work and perseverance. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, her passion and dedication are reflected in Monique’s many accomplishments that showcase her executive leadership, community advocacy and international flair. With 17 years of experience encompassing a combination of philanthropy, marketing communications, strategic planning and program implementation, partnerships, nonprofit management, community relations, and social innovation, Monique has proven herself to be a leader within both the corporate and cause...