Walmart Foundation Helps Fund Green Job Training for Women

Walmart Foundation Helps Fund Green Job Training for Women

Citing a need for increasing the number of women eligible for jobs in a growing green economy, the Walmart Foundation is partnering with the Business and Professional Women's Foundation to provide green job training for women.

Together the two organizations are launching an initiative called "Moving from Red to Green: Working Women in the Green Economy."

The Walmart Foundation's support will enable the working women's advocacy group to establish a pilot program and provide grants of $60,000 to four organizations to provide the training.

"Women are underrepresented in 'green' and 'greener' sector jobs and we are focusing our efforts to make sure women are trained, recruited and retained for the sustainable jobs of the future," BPW Foundation Chair Roslyn Ridgeway said in a statement announcing the plan.

"The Walmart Foundation is proud to partner with BPW Foundation and others who share our commitment to protecting the environment for generations," Walmart Foundation President Margaret McKenna said in the statement.

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