Starbucks announces Rosalind Brewer as new COO: First female and African American to hold the position

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Starbucks announces Rosalind Brewer as new COO: First female and African American to hold the position

Posted on Oct 04 by Donna O'Neill

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Starbucks announces Rosalind Brewer as new COO: First female and African American to hold the position

Last month, Starbucks announced Rosalind Brewer as its new Chief Operating Officer and group president—the second highest position after President and CEO Kevin Johnson. Brewer is the first woman, and the first African American, to hold that title. A former Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart Executive, Brewer will oversee Starbuck’s operating businesses across Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. She was also the first women and African American to lead a division of the Wal-Mart brand.

Reported by NBC, Brewer is a passionate advocate for workplace diversity emphasizing the need for inclusive and diverse teams in business. She was also named one of “The World’s Most Powerful Women” by Forbes in 2016.

Rosalind Brewer’s appointment sparks new conversation about women assuming leadership roles in globally recognized brands like Starbucks. TDA invites you to join this exciting conversation at our luncheon, Global Change Agents, on October 12 featuring women in leadership who are succeeding in their fields despite differences in expectations and culture.

Is your organization in support of women leaders? Is the world ready to receive them?

Secure your spot today and join the discussion: https://www.seattletradealliance.com/schedule/trade-alliance-events/global-change-agents/2017-08-22