Anne Marie Kehoe, the Vice President of Toys at Walmart took some time from enjoying all the events going on at The Bentonville Film Festival to speak exclusively with Star about the significance of Walmart’s collaboration with the summit.
Co-founded by Academy Award winner Geena Davis, the mission of the festival is to promote inclusion across all forms of media.
“I’m proud of Walmart, and I’m proud of Bentonville,” says Anne. “I think this gives us a chance to showcase who we are and be a part of something bigger than us.
As for media’s influence on diversity awareness, she admits, “entertainment is so influential and so I I just appreciate what Geena Davis has done. I have had a chance to meet her about thinking differently regarding what we see and what’s represented in film and theater. It’s just cool that we’re doing it here, of all places it could be and that just makes me proud.”
See what else she had to say in the video above and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.