Ashley Derby, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Spelman graduate, made history in 2011 when she became the youngest African-American female franchise owner in the history of Chick-fil-A at 26 years old. She making history again by bringing the franchise to downtown Los Angeles.
Derby is an Atlanta native who started working at Chick-fil-A as a teenager to save money for a car. She stuck with the company through her undergrad years at Spelman. Because of her boss’ advice, Derby switched her major to focus on economics and applied for leadership roles at the restaurant.
In undergrad, she was initiated into Spelman’s Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
After graduating, Derby did three years of management and development programs for Chick-fil-A before opening a franchise near the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
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The AKAs at Southeastern Louisiana University Just Did a Law & Order Themed Yard Show
The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Southeastern Louisiana University just did a Law & Order themed yard show to start off their fall semester!
COURT IS NOW IN SESSION! The Illustrious Lambda Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Southeastern Louisiana University presented their first Fall 2017 “Pretty Wednesday” yard show after 9 years of coming back to the campus.
Watch Lambda O’s Law & Order: Kase Klosed yard show presentation below!
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The AKAs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Are STUNNING
The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are STUNNING.
The ladies Spring 2015 line of the Iota Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently celebrated their AKAversary and they teamed up with photographer was Don Lundy from Lundy Lenses (@lundylenses), a member of the Kappa Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi to take some amazing pictures.
Check out the photos from their photo shoot below!
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Starbucks Just Named Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror Rosalind Brewer as Its New Chief Operating Officer
Starbucks just named Alpha Kappa Alpha soror Rosalind Brewer, the former president and CEO of Sam’s Club and one of the most prominent Black women business leaders in America, its new chief operating officer and group president, giving her the second highest position at the company.
She is the first woman, and first African American, to hold such a post at Starbucks.
Brewer is a proud graduate of Spelman College and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., who has been listed as the 64th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and one of the 50 most Powerful Women by Fortune
Brewer left Sam’s Club and Walmart earlier this year and will begin her new position at Starbucks in October where she will report directly to new Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson.
“Roz is a world-class operator and executive who embodies the values of Starbucks. She has been a trusted strategic counselor to me ever since she joined our board of directors, and I deeply value her insight, business acumen, and leadership expertise,” Johnson said in a statement. “I am honored that Roz is joining Starbucks in this capacity and playing an important role with an accomplished team of senior leaders that reflects the strength and diversity of our organization.”
“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,” Brewer said in a statement
According to a press release, Brewer, who has been on Starbucks’ board of directors for a while already, will be in charge of the company’s coffee stores in the U.S., Latin America and Canada. Additionally, she will be in charge of the Starbucks’ product development, global supply chain and store innovation plans.
Brewer was initiated into the Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, at Spelman College where she was a class of 1984 graduate.
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