Amazon just named Alpha Kappa Alpha soror Rosalind Brewer to its board of directors.
Brewer currently serves as the chief operating officer of Starbucks and formerly served as the president and CEO of Sam’s Club. She is one of the most prominent Black women business leaders in America, and as chief operating officer and group president, holds the second highest position at the Starbucks. On Monday it was made public in an SEC filing that she had been added to Amazon’s board of directors, making her the second black woman to hold such a board position at the company and the only person of color currently serving on Amazon’s 10-person board.
Amazon also said it appointed Brewer to the board’s leadership development and compensation committee.
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 was initiated into the Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, at Spelman College where she was a class of 1984 graduate.