Walmart Inc. executive Judith McKenna ranked 10th on Fortune's Most Powerful Women in Business list for 2020. And Sam's Club leader Kathryn McLay debuted on the list at No. 31.
Fortune released its list of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in the U.S. on Monday.
McKenna, president and chief executive officer of Walmart International, moved up five spots from last year. Fortune said she prepared the Bentonville-based retailer's operations in China and elsewhere for the growing pandemic.
Even with shutdowns in several major markets, the division's revenue rose 1.6% in the second quarter, Fortune said.
McLay was promoted to president and chief executive of Walmart's members-only warehouse division in November 2019. Fortune said she sped up the expansion of curbside pickup during the pandemic. Her team also designed and rolled out in six days a shopping app that lets senior and at-risk customers make purchases without leaving their cars, the magazine said.
Sam's Club's operating income has grown 16.6% during the pandemic, according to Fortune.