Top 29 Sylvia Mathews Burwell Quotes

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“While natural disasters capture headlines and national attention short-term, the work of recovery and rebuilding is long-term.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Job training empowers people to realize their dreams and improve their lives.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Empowering small farmers to increase productivity, improve crop quality and access reliable markets is critical to addressing global hunger and poverty.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Savings is an important tool because it can help the poor deal with the ups and downs of irregular earnings and help them build reserves for a rainy day.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative is working to create opportunity and empower women and girls in markets around the world.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Health care costs are an issue both for the government and for our larger economy.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“No innovation in the past 200 years has done more to save lives and improve health than the sanitation revolution triggered by invention of the toilet. But it did not go far enough. It only reached one-third of the world.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Big meetings and big talk are not enough in a world that is hungry for change. Big action – world leaders keeping their promises, and developing countries committing resources while listening ardently to the voice of the small farmer – is needed to bring big results and prosperity to the world’s poor.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Medical attention and emotional support can be difficult to obtain for those in need, yet both are essential to nurturing healthy futures year round and especially during the holiday season.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“My mother at the age of 65 decided she was going to run for mayor. She had never run for public office, and she decided she wanted to try and do some things for the community.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“’Putting People First’ was progressivism revived and at its best.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Somewhere in Rwanda, a rural farmer is dreaming of providing an education for her children. Not just high school, but maybe even a university degree. Such a dream used to seem out of reach.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“I kind of have never thought about a career path, which is an unusual approach.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“One in six people in the U.S. at some point each year don’t know where their next meal will come from.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Walmart is committed to fighting hunger in America every day.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“At Walmart, we recognize the need to support the development of our nation’s youth.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Certainly it is much easier to think about negotiating and having deals when there is a singular represented point of view. That pretty much is a given.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to those who serve or have served in our country’s military, as well as to the families of those individuals. Whether protecting our freedoms in foreign fields or making contributions here at home, the value these men and women bring to the American workforce and our way of life is beyond measure.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“There are so many local nonprofits making a positive impact every day, and yet, oftentimes we don’t hear enough about them or their needs.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“When nonprofits, companies and consumers work together, we believe we can make long term, positive change for the millions of people in America who struggle with hunger.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Where the federal government and the taxpayer has had funds misused, we need to use the full extent of the law to get those funds back for the taxpayer.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“In one month, the Small Business Administration does $1 billion of loans and guarantees for businesses; many of those are women-owned businesses.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“To get the most from agricultural resources, poor farmers’ needs must come first, guiding investment strategies and forming the yardstick for gauging results.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Across the globe, regardless of nationality or financial status, there is a common dream every mother has for her children – for them to live full, healthy and productive lives. As a mother, I share that dream for my children.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“In an age when stagecraft, gauzy themes, and sound-bites have too often been substituted for leadership, Bill Clinton as a candidate made it essential to campaigning to take the specifics of governance seriously. Practical solutions were ‘in;’ ideology was ‘out.’”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Technologies, including cell phones, have the potential to help millions of poor people out of poverty by enabling access to a range of safe, affordable financial services – most importantly, savings accounts – that have long been out of reach.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“In Mexico, a network of government-operated rural convenience stores is offering banking services to rural communities.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Banks can’t recoup the costs of serving customers who save in small amounts and transact frequently.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell
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