Janine Dempsey

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Dempsey,-JanineJanine Dempsey

Walmart Stores, Inc.
Market Human Resource Manager

Years with company: 3 ½

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree – University of Massachusetts
  • Masters of Science in Management – Emmanuel College
  • Professional Human Resource Certificate – PHR

Volunteer Organizations:

  • Network of Executive Women – Co-Treasurer

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: I have had many mentors in my career and the most important role they have played in my development is providing me with honest feedback. They have encouraged me to have a voice and stand with confidence regardless of the challenge or obstacle ahead.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment oyour career to dateMy defining moment in my career was being asked to be the liaison and lead the partnership for CVS Caremark and the Network of Executive Women while in a Diversity Management role in 2008.

This partnership drove development, diversity and inclusion within our organization at the time and continues today, in my new capacity with Walmart Stores, Inc.

I am most proud of the women we have supported and mentored through the College Outreach/Mentoring program with the Network of Executive Women.

Most challenging part of your job: I love my job and the work that I do to advocate and develop my team, but the most difficult challenge in my role or any role, is staying relevant.

Being ahead of the change, making time to think, brainstorm and innovate in a fast past environment is not always easy, but absolutely necessary.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Be true to yourself always! Drive your own development, don’t wait for others to. There is meaning in setbacks, learn from them and move on. Learn how to have difficult conversations with respect and genuine interest for the person you are speaking with. This will be so valuable in your career. Find out what differentiates you from the pack and leverage this.

Hobbies: I enjoy reading, walking with my dogs, interior decorating and I love to bake!