Gayatri Jane Agnew

Gayatri Agnew Portrait
Dean’s Advisory Board Member
Senior Director & Head of Accessibility Center of Excellence, Walmart

Gayatri Agnew comes to Walmart having worked in the public sector both in government and non-profits and found her way to business because of her desire to work on impact at scale. She is committed to shared value and believes businesses can be a force for good in society. 

Raised by a single mom in California she knows firsthand that access to education and good jobs change lives – and she is proud of the way Walmart unlocks opportunity for so many of our associates. Gayatri serves on the leadership team of Walmart’s Global Culture, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office where she leads the Global Accessibility Center of Excellence, focused on serving customers and employees with disabilities. She previously served on the leadership team for Walmart’s Global Responsibility division where she led strategy and philanthropy for Walmart’s efforts on economic mobility. 

Gayatri’s personal mission is for more people to find purpose through the way they earn a living. She is currently a Presidential Leadership Scholar and an Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow working on changing corporate culture for working moms. She is active in the community serving on the Bentonville City Council as well as on the national boards for the Vote Mama Foundation, & Mother and Path Forward. When not engaged at work or in civic life she can be found hiking, singing karaoke, enjoying the local farmers market, and crafting at home – She is raising her two young children, Rohan and Kamala in Bentonville, Arkansas.