Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Amazon backs women in technology

Amazon has announced its plans to increase the number of women in technology and innovation roles across its UK business. 

Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, Amazon said it will try to overcome the workplace barrier for women by improving diversity on interview panels and encouraging applications. 

The new “Amazon Amplify” initiative includes an annual bursary of more than £130,000 for 24 female students to fulfil their ambitions of a career in innovation and technology. 

The etailer has also unveiled an apprenticeship programme and will be opening its offices for public tours for children. 

“Diversity fosters greater innovation and helps raise the bar for customers, and having a diverse workforce is also just the right thing to do,” said consumer retail director Fiona McDonnell, who also serves as chair of the cross-industry Women in Innovation Advisory Committee. “Our new Amazon Amplify plan aims to attract and retain the best and brightest talent in Britain, ensuring a positive environment in which they can thrive.”

 

 

Tags

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.