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After Nearly 3 Years, Rosalind Brewer Steps Down As CEO Of Walgreens

A fairly quick change has been made over at Walgreens. On Aug. 31, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s CEO Rosalind Brewer stepped down from the company, according to Bloomberg. The outlet also notes that she was the only Black woman serving as a CEO in the S&P 500.

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 1, 2023

Meet The Richest Black CEOs Of Fortune 500 Companies In America In 2021

While Black CEOs are becoming more commonplace as years go on, they’re still a relatively rare phenomenon in the grand scheme of things. According to Fortune, less than one percent of all companies throughout the country have a Black leader at the helm. In the entire history of the Fortune 500 list, there have only been 18 CEOs in total who have identified as Black — and the peak number on the Fortune 500 list was in 2012 when six Black men made the list. The numbers get even bleaker when the gender factor is weighed in. Until 2016, only one Black woman helmed a Fortune 500 company — and history was made when two Black women became CEOs of major national corporations. And these numbers are despite the fact that Black people make up about 13 percent of the American population. The good news is, things are starting to look up (albeit ever so slowly). In June 2021, it was announced that not one, but two , Black women became CEOs of Fortune 500 companies (Roz Brewer of Walgreens Boots...

Meet Some of the Richest Black Women in the World

Who runs the world? Black women run the world. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight Black women who have been able to break through glass ceilings and find success in financial mobility. These eight women created a seat at their own table becoming independent businesswomen. Get to know some of the richest Black women in the world below: Oprah Winfrey ($2.7 billion) Steve Jennings/Getty Images Media mogul and billionaire Oprah Winfrey built her wealth from the ground up. Her courageous strides in the television industry helped her create a successful media empire that has jumpstarted the careers of hundreds of actors, directors, and producers, according to Forbes . She earned the title as the first Black female billionaire and still reigns supreme as one of the richest Black women in the world. Folorunsho Alakija ($1.7 billion) Twitter / @ROSGMI Meet billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist, Folorunsho Alakija , overseer of several business ventures such...

Njera Perkins

Mar 8, 2020