Starbucks Welcomes Its First Black Woman COO, Rosalind Brewer
Rosalind Brewer is a true trailblazer to say the least. After serving a successful tenure as Sam’s Club CEO and President, the businesswoman is now joining Starbucks as their chief operating officer and group president of Starbucks, according to NBC News.
For Brewer, encouraging diversity and inclusivity in business has also been important, and her new title confirms it as she is not only the first woman to ever hold this position American coffee company and coffeehouse chain, but the first African American.
“I am so honored to have the pleasure of working with the Starbucks leadership team to realize our highest of aspirations for the company and I look forward to working closely with the astute and talented leaders across the enterprise,” she said in a statement.
Brewer, who is an lumna of Spelman College and serves as chair of the school’s board of trustees, has been recognized as one of the most powerful women in the world several times over. From being named by one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” in 2016 by Forbes and also being named one of the “Most Powerful Women” in 2014, 2015, and 2016, Brewer is truly a motivation for all.