A big congratulations to our CEO, Brad Bonham on being recognized as a CEO of the Year by Utah Business today!
Brad has led Walker Edison with vision, integrity and compassion. His genuine concern for the Walker Edison team inspires them to push harder and take this company further. Thank you for leading by example and inspiring everyone to reach their full potential so that Walker Edison can reach its full potential.
Click here to watch the interview video shown during the event, and you can find the full list of 2021 honorees on the Utah Business website.
As an immigrant and leader of a Utah-based company, I wanted to share some feelings directly from my heart: grief, frustration, and confusion. Like many, I’ve had a hard time processing the recent series of racist hate crimes against the Asian community.
I’m filled with grief that I need to worry about the safety of my closest friends and colleagues… having a genuine concern if they will be attacked while walking in their neighborhoods. The idea that my best friend can be attacked - simply because she is Asian - is beyond frustrating. I’m confused on how people can sit ideally by when hate crimes against Asians have increased by 1900% since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This past year has been painful for all of us. The pandemic has forced us to keep physically distant from each other. However, this physical distance should not manifest into misplaced anger, hate, or fear. There is no reason for Asians to be considered as a threat nor should anyone have to explain their reason for simply being.
Now more than ever, we must stand against racism, refusing to justify or tolerate its existence.
I deeply care about the immigrant community I belong to. I’m very proud of the impact ecommerce has made on the global home industry and how it has led to some of the biggest growth in home trends of recent years. Walker Edison is closely connected to the APAC Regions as we have long-standing operations in China, Malaysia, Vietnam and we continue to source key materials from across our APAC vendors.
Walker Edison stands against racism. We will continue to use our platform to speak up against hate; actively be anti-racist; and push for greater diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace, the global home industry, and beyond. Together, we can support the Asian community and stop the hate.
Happy International Women’s Day - today we celebrate women everywhere!
“On International Women's Day, let's remember that when we support and provide opportunities for women and girls to be equal, everyone is greater for it,” said Joana McKenna, President of Walker Edison.
Walker Edison has signed the ElevateHER™ pledge through the Women’s Leadership Institute and is committed to increasing the percentage of women in leadership, increasing the retention rate of women at all levels, monitoring pay and closing any identified gaps, as well as establishing leadership development and mentoring programs for women.
Our ERG, the Women of Walker Edison, is committed to encouraging and elevating women through an environment of learning and allyship. This group spearheads programing designed to foster diversity and inclusion for the employees of Walker Edison while giving women a forum to find their voice and be heard. WOWE promotes the presence of female managers and executives by encouraging and elevating women while celebrating their own successes.
There are so many ways you can celebrate women today and every day. Celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness to bias and inequality, seek out educational opportunities, and elevate those around you.
Since its establishment in 2006, Walker Edison has become a leading partner and drop-ship solution for the biggest names in e-commerce. Driven by data, we strive to cultivate a culture that inspires our customers to Live Outside the Box™ with innovative furniture. Walker Edison is a global organization with operations in Brazil, Asia, the UK, and Germany.
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