The following women working for retailers were recognized as part of DSN's Top Women in Health, Wellness and Beauty Awards. The award winners are sorted by category — Business Excellence, Commitment to Care and Rising Stars — then alphabetically by company.
The Businesses Excellence winners are as follows:
Commitment To Care Award Winners:
Pharmacist in charge/owner, Herold’s Pharmacy
After a few years working for a large chain of retail pharmacies, Mary Wise opened Herold’s Pharmacy in Charleston, S.C., in 2010 with her husband, Michael. Her dream was to own a place where people can come and feel comfortable talking to their pharmacy staff. Every customer is welcomed in, and the staff strives to provide the best care and coverage for the patient. The Wises also own an online durable medical supply company.
Senior category manager for consumer products, strategic global sourcing, AmerisourceBergen
April Coudriet develops and manages growth-focused strategies for categories within health and beauty, over the counter and home health care. She leads a predominantly female team comprised of both corporate and remote category managers. With more than 15 years of category management experience at Rite Aid and AmerisourceBergen combined, she now is leveraging her expertise to drive growth within the independent pharmacy class of trade. AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care.
The following women also won awards:
- Kim Wailor, OTC buyer, Costco
- Emily Taylor, senior vice president/general merchandise manager of non-consumables and health and beauty care, Dollar General
- Monica Arnaudo, senior vice president of merchandising, Ulta Beauty
- Helayna Minsk, group vice president of Walgreens retail brands, Walgreens
- Jody Pinson, vice president of beauty, Walmart
- Latriece Watkins, senior vice president, Walmart
- Karen Shadders, vice president of health and beauty care, wellness, home and entertaining, Wegmans