Walgreen’s Roz Brewer to Be the Only Fortune 500 Black Female CEO

Walgreens Names Starbucks Executive, Roz Brewer , Its New CEO. Walgreens announced that Brewer will step into the new role on March 15. The move will make Brewer the only Black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company.

Starbucks announced Brewer’s departure as the company’s chief operating officer on Tuesday. During her time at Starbucks, she revamped stores, helped expand the company’s rewards program and pushed for diversity.

Brewer shared that she is looking forward to venturing into the health care industry, especially as Walgreens deals with the coronavirus pandemic. “I step into this role with great optimism for the future of WBA”, Roz Brewer, via statement.