Meet Russell Shaffer

Senior Director- Global Culture, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Walmart

In Part 1 we meet Russell Shaffer, who shares about his education, employment, early life through college, and the power of having a supportive family. In this first of three videos, Russell also talks about how the COVID-era job search parallels his own experiences looking for work during the post-9/11 economic slump.

In Part 2 Russell discusses mentoring and how “disclosure” of disability at work and in life is important to know and own.

In Part 3 We wrap up our interview with Russell sharing his philosophy about picking opportunities on your own terms and the importance of perseverance. He shares lessons he’s learned from sports, personal fitness, moving out for the first time, and negotiating with family. Finally, Russell offers pieces of advice to students and viewers.