We are were thrilled to find out that Amazon has been shortlisted for two categories in the European Diversity Awards this year.

The European Diversity Awards have been running since 2010, rewarding individuals, groups and companies for their outstanding dedication to diversity. This year they shortlisted our Head of EU Diversity at Amazon, Alison Barlow, for the Head of Diversity of the Year award.

“I am thrilled that we have been shortlisted in two categories for the European Diversity Awards,” said Alison Barlow, Head of EU Diversity at Amazon. “It really is a reflection of the commitment of our business leaders, affinity groups, volunteers and diversity champions across the EU in working together to foster diversity and inclusion at Amazon.”

In addition, our Women@Amazon UK network has also been shortlisted for the Outstanding Employee Network Group of the Year award in recognition of their dedication to promote inclusiveness and diversity by developing new policies and work practices.

Jacqui Chin, leader of Women@Amazon in the UK, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these great awards as recognition of our passion in ensuring Amazon is a diverse place to work. We believe in diversity of culture, thought and gender. Being diverse increases our ability to better serve customers as it improves innovation, helps us anticipate diverse customer needs, enables creative problem solving and accesses all talent in increasingly competitive jobs markets.”

The winners of the European Diversity Awards will be announced at a ceremony on November 16th.