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AmazonAmazon has hundreds of millions of customers who can benefit from diversity of thought. We are a company of builders who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to inventing on behalf of our customers.

Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, culture, education, as well as professional and life experience. We are working to develop leaders and shape future talent pools to help us meet the needs of our customers around the world. As we invest in global programs to accelerate our progress, we want to share some of our actions.

Amazon Company Website: was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

WeAreTheCity is a free, centralised hub for professional women who want to progress in their careers, enhance their skills and build their external networks.

Our aim is to:

  • To encourage women to progress in their careers through proactive activities such as networking, events, further education and training
  • To raise awareness of the various organisations who support the progression of women
  • To connect and encourage women to give back and share their time/skills with charities, social enterprises, schools and the pipeline of future corporate women
  • To help corporate organisations to attract and retain their female employees
Fiona McDonnell

In Her Shoes: Fiona McDonnell | Director, Beer, Wines & Spirits, EU, Amazon

  Fiona has over 25 years in the consumer products industry, working for large brands including Kellogg’s, Kraft Jacobs Suchard, Nike and McCormick (Schwartz, Thai Kitchen, and Kamis). She joined Amazon in 2015 as Director of Toys, and took responsibility for Amazon’s European Beer, Wine and Spirits business at the end of 2016. Fiona has...
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In Her Shoes | Paula, Simulation Engineer

Paula is an experienced Simulation Engineer at Amazon (Liquavista) in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. She received her Master Degree from both, the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the TU-Braunschweig Germany in Chemical Engineering in 2001, before becoming part of the Research and Development department at Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany. In 2003, after this international experience, Paula returned...
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Meet Vivette | Marketing Manager for Device Content and Publishing, EU in Luxembourg

“Online Marketing in the Kindle device team is fast-paced, challenging and incredibly rewarding.” “I love that each day is different from the next and the feeling of the team coming together to find creative solutions in the quickly changing online marketing space. On top of that we are working with cutting-edge technology, introducing innovative products...
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