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Spelman Alumna Rosalind Brewer Joins Walgreens and Will Be the First Black Woman Leading a Fortune 500 Company

Spelman Alumna Rosalind Brewer Joins Walgreens and Will Be the First Black Woman Leading a Fortune 500 Company
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on January 27, 2021

Spelman Alumna Rosalind, “Roz” Brewer recently announced that she is leaving Starbucks to become the new CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. This new role will make her the very first Black female CEO to lead a Fortune 500 company!

Since graduating from Spelman College in 1981 with a degree in Chemistry, Brewer has continuously been a trailblazer in every role she has served in. While working as a chemist at Kimberly-Clark Corp for 22 years, Brewer rose and became the vice president of the corporation’s Global Nonwovens Sector in 2004.

Once Brewer left that company in 2006, she worked as the Georgia regional vice president for Walmart. She became the division president of Walmart’s Southeast market and later the president of Walmart East.



After just 6 years of working within the Walmart corporation, Brewer was named the President and CEO of Sam’s Club, making her the first Black woman to lead a Walmart division.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Brewer was named COO of Starbucks back in 2017 and added to Amazon’s board in 2019. As the new CEO of Walgreens, Brewer is, once again, not only showing that Black women can serve and thrive in spaces that weren’t originally created for them but also showing the power of an HBCU education.

HBCU Connect has always had a great relationship with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. because they are a huge supporter of diversity and inclusion and hiring talented HBCU graduates. Our relationship of over 10 years has led to the hiring of many Black professionals, and that is why they are on our Top 50 Best Employers for HBCU Talent list.

Congratulations to Mrs. Rosalind Brewer, and kudos to Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. for choosing an HBCU grad to lead their company towards greater success!




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