Our Cambridge Development Centre team are delighted to be supporting the DevelopHER Awards, an annual not for profit awards ceremony recognising women who work in the technology sector in East Anglia.

Held since 2015, the DevelopHER awards aims to raise the profile of women in technology in East Anglia, creating role models to inspire the next generation to become developers, technicians, project managers, testers and digital experts.

The awards open for nominations on 30th May with 15 categories up for grabs, including the Emerging Talent award, sponsored by Amazon. The Emerging Talent award calls for entries from students and recent graduates working in a tech role that are ones to watch, have gone above and beyond and have had a significant impact on their business.

“We’re delighted to be backing the DevelopHER awards this year, which plays an important role in inspiring and recognising the success of women working in technology across East Anglia,” said Catherine Breslin from the Cambridge Development Centre.

Support for the awards is part of our work to inspire and support the next generation of female talent pursuing a career in tech and innovation. Our Cambridge development centre also hold tours for local schoolchildren to our Prime Air lab; works with Cambridge LaunchPad to help spark interest amongst children in STEM careers and runs the Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary, providing funding for two female students a year from a low-income household studying tech-focused degrees at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.

The region is key to Amazon’s global innovation work. Our Cambridge Development Centre houses research and development (R&D) teams work on a range of projects that serve customers around the world including Amazon Devices, Alexa, Prime Air and core machine learning and retail systems which improve the shopping experience for customers. Just last year, we opened a new development centre site in Cambridge city centre to house over to over 400 highly-skilled employees.