"I knew I could run circles around the conversations that were happening, and I knew the answers. But I actually didn't have the courage to raise my hand and say the things that needed to be said in those settings. I see that ... in my young new hires. So I try to grasp and pull them in."

Walgreens chief executive officer Rosalind Brewer, commenting earlier this month at a Juneteenth conversation on “Advancing Black Leadership," hosted by CNN. The comments of Brewer, one of only two Black women CEOs, were reported by CNN Business in its story, “Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO on Her Storied Career: 'I Took Steps Down to Get Up.'”