Helena Foulkes, the Executive Vice President of CVS Health, a New England Council member, is listed as the fourteenth Most Powerful Woman in this year’s Fortune rankings. In the 18th annual list, Fortune recognizes 50 accomplished businesswomen.
Foulkes is acknowledged for her influence in the 2014 decision by CVS to stop selling tobacco products. In addition, Foulkes is noted for initiatives including the purchase of Target’s pharmacy, giving CVS the most pharmacy locations in the U.S.; an upgrade to stores’ beauty sections with brands that promise health benefits; and healthy food sections near cash registers. Foulkes has a clear dedication to making the company health-oriented. Foulkes also created the ExtraCare program in 2001, which has been a major success for the company.
The New England Council congratulates Helena Foulkes and CVS Health for all of their recent accomplishments, and wish them luck with their upcoming projects.
For more information, see the full Fortune list or a Fortune article about Foulkes.