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Published on January 9, 2008

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Wal-Mart and The Glass Ceiling Investigating and Proving Gender Discrimination:  Wal-Mart and The Glass Ceiling Investigating and Proving Gender Discrimination February 2004 Wal-Mart Basics:  Wal-Mart Basics Founded by Sam Walton Headquarters in Bentonville, AR Largest Retailer in the World Largest Private Employer in U.S. $244.6 billion in sales; $6 billion profit in 2003 Wal-Mart Store Job Pyramid:  Wal-Mart Store Job Pyramid Women in Wal-Mart Management Positions:  Women in Wal-Mart Management Positions Historical Comparison of Women in Management at Wal-Mart and Competitors:  Historical Comparison of Women in Management at Wal-Mart and Competitors The Promotion Process Getting Into Management Training:  The Promotion Process Getting Into Management Training No Posting of Openings No Application No Set Selection Criteria No Information on Management Jobs or Qualifications “Tap on the Shoulder” Were Women as a Group Less Qualified for Management ?:  Were Women as a Group Less Qualified for Management ? No education requirement No prior experience required Higher Average Performance Ratings What the Women Told Us About Promotion. .. :  What the Women Told Us About Promotion. .. No Information About How to Apply Shifting Requirements and Excuses Relocation Requirement – Real or A Pretext? Sexist Attitudes Rhonda Harper, former VP Marketing Sam’s Club:  Rhonda Harper, former VP Marketing Sam’s Club Jim Haworth, former Exec. VP Operations Wal-Mart:  Jim Haworth, former Exec. VP Operations Wal-Mart Gender-Based Pay Disparities:  Gender-Based Pay Disparities *Full-time **Including bonuses Data: Richard Drogin Average Annual Earnings ** In 2001 Wal-Mart’s Side of the Story:  Wal-Mart’s Side of the Story No Uniform National Practice Women Not Interested in Management Positions Long and Unpredictable Hours Pay Differences are Very Small Have Made Efforts to Improve Diversity Women Are Happy at Wal-Mart Case is Just Too Big Uniformity and Central Control:  Uniformity and Central Control Every Store Looks and Operates Identically Same Jobs and Job Hierarchy Wal-Mart Cheer at Daily Store Meetings Wal-Mart Culture – 3 Basic Beliefs All personnel policies from Bentonville 24/7 Real Time Electronic Connection Weekly and Daily Reports and Store Visits Heat and Music Was The Alleged Discrimination Intentional? :  Was The Alleged Discrimination Intentional? Internal Studies of Pay and Promotion Rates by Gender Diversity Consultant Benchmarking Against Competitors Warnings from the Executive Vice President of Human Resources Knew that Relocation Requirement Had An Adverse Impact on Women Tom Coughlin, Exec. VP and CEO of Wal-Mart:  Tom Coughlin, Exec. VP and CEO of Wal-Mart Coleman Peterson, Exec. VP for People Division and Member of Board of Directors:  Coleman Peterson, Exec. VP for People Division and Member of Board of Directors Don Harris, Exec. Vice President, Operations:  Don Harris, Exec. Vice President, Operations Stay Tuned:  Stay Tuned Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Northern District of California Class Certification Motion Pending www.walmartclass.com

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