Walmart’s Meredith Klein shares 3 C’s for success in the COVID-19 era

This comms exec shares advice for climbing the career ladder remotely—and managing a heavy workload while caring for young children.

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WFH is here to stay, even as states open up. Companies have invested in remote work technology and it’s unlikely we’ll be returning to the status quo before the pandemic.

Everything from career paths to work-life balance are up for grabs in this new reality and communicators are looking for guidance to put it all in perspective.

So we checked in with Meredith Klein, director of PR, Walmart to see how it’s going for her and whether she has any career advice for communicators in the quarantine age.

A mother of two, she lives with her children and husband in Staten Island, New York. Athletic and driven, she was captain of Quinnipiac University’s field hockey team in 2004 and says her greatest skill on the field and at work is her “scrappy resourcefulness.”

It’s a trait she applies in her current role at Walmart and before that on the agency side with  the likes of Golin and Makovsky, where she worked with clients ranging from Cisco and GE to MetLife and Adidas. She also says it’s helpful in today’s WFH environment, where the best teams are made up of high energy go-getters who flat out refuse to quit.

Translation: Small office, big heart! Here are her insights and career takeaways for others:

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