Brewer became CEO of discount membership club and retailer Sam’s club in 2012, becoming the first woman and first African-American to head a Wal-Mart subsidiary. The $56 billion (revenues) division of Wal-Mart has operations in the U.S, Brazil and China, 110,000 employees and boasts over 47 million members. A former executive at Kimberly-Clark, she joined Wal-Mart in 2006 and previously served as president of the retail giant’s Eastern U.S. business division. She is chair of the board of trustees for Spelman College.
Successful Black Women: Rosalind Brewer