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Game Changer: Rosalind G. Brewer, First Woman, African American CEO/President of Sam’s Club

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  Rosalind G. Brewer

TITLE: President & CEO

ORGANIZATION: Sam’s Club

WHAT MAKES THIS PERSON A GAME CHANGER:

Rosalind G. Brewer, First Woman, African American CEO/President of Sam’s Club

In 2011, Rosalind Brewer made history at Wal-Mart when she was selected as the first woman and the first African-American to be president and CEO of one of its business units. She is currently the CEO and president of Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart’s wholesale division. Prior to her tenure at Wal-Mart, Brewer was president of Kimberly- Clark Corp.’s Global Nonwovens Sector, where she started out as a scientist in Nonwoven Technology and Product Development. She also served as the Nonwoven Fabrics Business’ vice president. Brewer is also the former director of Molson Coors Brewing Company. She is active as a board of director for Lockheed Martin Corporation and is chair of the board of trustees for her alma mater, Spelman College. She was recently honored for her career by the National Action Network and by FORTUNE magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

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  • Wonderful news, I still refuse to shop at Wal-Mart, because they abuse their employees, by not paying them a decent, living wage.
    Having one ‘African American, is good for business.

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