Lehi, Utah – Nov. 9, 2018 – Lauren Walker
, Chief Supply Chain Officer atYoung Living Essential Oils
—the world leader in essential oils—was named Guest of Honorat IMPACT Magazine's
Women of IMPACT Honorary Black Tie Affair in Washington, D.C., on November 4. The ceremony honored exceptional female business leaders who make a significant impact in their professional industries and local communities.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to honor such an amazing array of women of color,” said Tunisha Brown
, Owner and Editor in Chief, IMPACT Magazine
has taken on the task of celebrating women of color who have substantively begun to move the culture forward. It is our pleasure and duty to honor Lauren Walker and the other phenomenal women in a vainglorious way.”
Walker oversees Young Living’s rigorous sourcing standards, which ensure that the essential oils from its corporate-owned and partner farms all over the world are the highest quality and are ethically and legally sourced. Since joining Young Living in 2016, Walker has refined and established processes that help the company provide the best products and services to its customers. Such processes include opening the Young Living Memphis Distribution Center, which services 35 states.
“Lauren brings an extraordinary level of experience, ingenuity, and passion to her work and has been a driving force in helping Young Living’s entire global supply chain become best in class,” said Jared Turner
, President and Chief Operating Officer, Young Living Essential Oils. “She truly embodies Young Living’s spirit as a steward of the earth and is constantly working to ensure that the sourcing, manufacturing, and shipping components of our business operate to achieve the highest level of environmental, ethical, and quality accountability.”
Throughout her three-decade career with high-profile international companies, Walker has established herself as a leader and an innovator in streamlining global systems. After completing her engineering degree, she worked for Xerox as an engineer, followed by 10 years with Procter & Gamble in supply chain, manufacturing/technical operations, and quality. She also worked for seven years with Johnson & Johnson as a plant manager and as program manager of its oral care franchise. Prior to joining Young Living in 2016, she was vice president of manufacturing at Amway, where she was responsible for manufacturing across all product lines: nutrition, home care, personal care, beauty care, durable goods, and paper products.
In addition to her extensive experience, Walker serves on several boards of directors, including the Salt Lake Chamber. She has also been a keynote speaker for the American Manufacturing Strategies Summit and the Front End of Innovation Conference.