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Learn about historically Black colleges and universities and the benefits of attending an HBCU! Hear from HBCU alumni, college representatives, and partnering organizations including Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer and Linda Thompson Black with the United Negro College Fund. There will be a variety of virtual activities including virtual HBCU campus tours and the opportunity for attendees to ask the presenters questions.
Roz Brewer is the CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is a Spelman College Alumna. She is the only Black woman at the helm of an S&P 500 company, and in 2019, became the only Black woman to sit on Amazon’s board. She has also held roles as COO of Starbucks and CEO of Sam’s Club and was ranked #27 on Fortune’s list of the Most Powerful Women in the World in 2020. The daughter of assembly line workers at GM, she was a first-generation college student and Spelman graduate (‘84) who started her career as a chemist at Kimberly-Clark.
Linda Thompson Black has been the PNW Area Development Director of the United Negro College Fund since 2016. Prior to working for UNCF, Linda was the Director of Field Operations for Communities in Schools (CIS) National, where she worked for over 20 years and helped grow a network that serves over 1.3 million students. Linda was also the special assistant to former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, with a focus on topics of education and human services.
Presented by Northwest African American Museum.