Alyssa Raine

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and that means its go time for Walgreens, an indispensable resource for getting Mom what she deserves. Walgreens’ celebrated marketing thought leader Alyssa Raine talks about how the brand helps consumers commemorate the holiday and what gender equality means to her.

In a world full of digital filters and ways to edit an image, seeing a woman or girl who looks like you empowers women to feel strong and beautiful just as they are. I’m proud that Walgreens is a member of SeeHer and excited about the impact this work will have on women and girls of all ages.

With 9,000 stores in 9,000 micro-communities, we have a very diverse customer base, serving 8 million customers daily between our digital and physical channels, and many of our shoppers are women. Our expert pharmacists are there for her digitally and in-person when she needs to get a prescription or ask questions about her health. We offer Pickup in as little as 30 minutes if she needs to run and grab that ingredient she forgot for dinner. myWalgreens offers real-time health alerts, like if flu or pollen are up in her area so she can be more proactive with her and her family’s health.

For self-care, we have a wide range of personal care products, whether that’s a face mask, at home manicure or a relaxing bubble bath. Most recently, we launched nationwide Same Day Delivery in under two hours which can help deliver last-minute needs like diapers when she runs out.

This year about 86 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Mother’s Day. And of course, the holiday is a very big day at Walgreens. We are there to help celebrate, whether it be with cards, photo gifts, floral, perfumes, makeup and other beauty and personal care products, or something else. Living through the pandemic the past year, many of us have realized the importance of togetherness and savoring every moment, and photo gifts are a wonderful way to capture and share those memories. Walgreens photo has the broadest selection of photo gifts available for same day Pickup, including many custom gifts just for mom. Walgreens even has a puzzle you can customize with a favorite family photo that also gives the gift of a fun family activity to do together. Same Day Delivery will get to you in under two hours, including fresh cut flower bouquets, tulips, and orchids.

I am a mom to a very strong, smart, and vivacious girl, as well as two incredible boys. And I am the daughter of a remarkable mom, an engineer before there were female engineers.  When I look at my kids, it’s important to me that my daughter has the same access and support as my sons, and that she gets to be who she is and thrive in a world that sees her and respects her.  I am so thankful for my mom and feel that I am holding and passing the baton as we all work together to make the world more equitable for all women. Every single day I am thankful that I can serve this purpose in an organization that is part of so many communities.