Occupation: Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, Wal-Mart
Hometown: Opelousas, LA
Currently Living In: Bentonville, AR
Birthday: April 26
Education: Bachelor’s from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, JD from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge
Career Path: Started with Wal-Mart in 2004 as Vice President of Audit and Tax Policy, and became SVP and Chief Tax Officer in 2006. Prior to working for Wal-Mart, she worked in tax and general commercial litigation for law firm Adams & Reese, and also had worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP as Dispute Resolution Practice Group Leader for the Southwest Region. Also amongst her positions have been Assistant Secretary of the Office of Legal Affairs for the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Administrative Law Judge.
Credits Her Success to: Her parents who were the son and daughter of Louisiana sharecroppers
Quotable: “My God and my family come first. I am grateful to have worked in environments that compliment those priorities.”
Accolades: Top 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America and one of the Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business by Black Enterprise Magazine
Family: Husband Barry and two children, Barry Jr. and Sydney
In a time where the economy is weak and people continue to look for ways to simplify their life, it’s not surprising that “shopping diets” are springing up all over. Last month the NY Times did a story about these “diets” and featured one woman who went 31 days with only wearing six items from her closet (excluding accessories, shoes and underwear). The crazy thing is, people didn’t notice – not even her husband!
Sites like Six Items or Less and The Great American Apparel Diet (which asks you to go shopping free for a year!) are dedicated to similar challenges. Which prompted us to ask, could you go a full year without shopping? And, if you could only wear six items in your closet for a month, what would they be? Here are six of our choices:
Black Pants like this shown in this Calvin Klein Suit