This year, thousands of activists stood up to the Walmart 1% across the country. It was a busy year for the one percent—and for the rest of us. There was the news of alleged bribery and corruption in Mexico, Walmart leaving ALEC under pressure from the public (here’s hoping the Walton Family Foundation follows their lead next year), forced labor at Walmart suppliers, warehouse worker strikes, and a Black Friday to remember when Walmart associates went on strike over the company’s retaliation and attempts to silence those who spoke out for improvements on the job.
TIME magazine is doing a sorta-kinda vote on who should be the magazine’s 2012 Person of the Year (you can vote, but TIME editors will make the final call), and Walmart director Marissa Mayer is one of the nominees. Mayer certainly has had a heck of a year in 2012—she joined the board of Walmart (her first corporate board), she became the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company (and the first to start the job while pregnant), and she had her first child. But does she deserve to be Person of the Year? We think maybe 2013 might be her year instead—that is, if she takes advantage of a huge opportunity that is dangling right in front of her.