On March 15, 2021, Rosalind Brewer is slated to make historical past as the one Black feminine CEO of a Fortune 500 firm she is going to helm Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the father or mother firm of Walgreens drugstores. She is at present the COO of Starbucks and the previous president and CEO of Sam’s Membership, a division of Wal-Mart Shops Inc. Brewer’s storied historical past in retail consists of advocating on behalf of Black-owned corporations to get their merchandise on cabinets and out there to a mass market. At Starbucks, she is credited for altering their company tradition to be extra numerous and inclusive.
The Detroit native is a Spelman Faculty alumna with enterprise levels from Wharton and the College of Chicago. She started her company retail profession as a chemist for Kimberly-Clark, the place she labored for 22 years earlier than shifting to Wal-Mart and Sam’s Membership. named one of many World’s 100 Most Highly effective Girls by Forbes, Brewer has sat on and served on plenty of boards, together with Amazon’s.
Rosalind Brewer is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and is a trustee of Spelman Faculty in Atlanta.