influential women

Lisa Badgley, Senior VP, Pharmacy and Retail Operations, Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has a long history of stepping up to meet the needs of customers and patients during challenging or emergency situations, says Lisa Badgley, senior vice president of pharmacy and retail operations. It has continued to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, and work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As Walgreens Boots Alliance’s co-chief operating officer, Ornella Barra has an exceptional perspective on developments around the world. In that capacity, she oversees all WBA’s divisions outside of the U.S., including Boots (U.K., Republic of Ireland and Opticians), Retail Pharmacy International, Global Brands and International Wholesale. She is also responsible at global

Lauren Brindley, Group VP, Beauty & Personal Care, Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As with many industries, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the beauty market forever, says Lauren Brindley, group vice president of beauty and personal care at Walgreens. In the short term, social distancing has created both significant challenges and opportunities, she says. “Retailers and brands are having to rethink their in-store experiences, pivot

Heather Hughes, Group VP & GMM Seasonal, GM & Photo, Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In the convenience channel, greeting cards and gift cards are the primary purchases for everyday gifting occasions such as birthdays, thank you or sympathy presents, says Heather Hughes, Walgreens’ group vice president and general merchandise manager for seasonal, GM and photo. To personalize these purchases, Walgreens has expanded the number of thoughtful

Elena Kraus, Senior VP & General Counsel, Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has experienced a dramatic increase in workload for the entire legal function during the pandemic, says senior vice president and general counsel Elena Kraus. That has meant work for the company has had to be prioritized, as it is an essential business and its greatest priority is supporting customers and field

Annie Murphy, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — All around the world Walgreens Boots Alliance’s teams have moved to working remotely during the lockdown/shelter period, and Annie Murphy, the company’s global chief commercial officer, has been tremendously impressed at how quickly they have adapted. “They have embraced new technology and completely new ways of working while balancing their incredible commitment

Kathleen Wilson-Thompson EVP, global chief human resources officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The pandemic has had a significant impact on Kathleen Wilson-Thompson’s work as Walgreens Boots Alliance’s executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. In the U.K., WBA staffed for pharmacy and core health care and spent all of its energy keeping colleagues and customers safe, informed and reassured in these uncertain