Cat Davis

Cat Davis is a United for Respect leader, 12-year Walmart associate, and mother of two from Pamlico County, North Carolina. Davis’s leadership for the fight for fair paid family leave for 16 million retail workers across the country has been featured in numerous national publications, including Fortune Magazine and the Washington Post. Last year, Davis delivered a petition to Walmart from 100,000 associates to urge the company to give workers the same family-leave benefits as executives.

Late last month, the Business Roundtable (BRT)—a collection of 181 of the country’s largest corporations—announced that it was breaking from over 20 years of precedent. Instead of prioritizing shareholder value over everything else, the BRT declared that it would elevate the interests of all other stakeholders—including customers, communities, and suppliers—alongside it. Most notably, the very