This week the Financial Times announced the FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business Awards 2018, celebrating the business leaders helping make fantastic strides in gender diversity today, around the world.

We are very proud to announce that Amazon colleagues Jacqui Chin and Lauren Kisser have made it to the 100 Female Executives 2018 list, and Lauren Gemmell has become one of the 50 Female Future Leaders 2018.

Jacqui Chin leads Amazon’s UK Women@ employee affinity group, providing thousands of employees with resources and activities to develop skills, manage their career and expand their network. She also led the growth of Amazon’s UK mentoring schemes, including Peer-to-Peer Groups and One-to-One Mentoring.

Lauren Kisser is the executive sponsor of the Diversity Working Group at Amazon’s Development Centre in Cambridge, which aims to create and foster a diverse workplace. She’s also a STEM Ambassador for Connect Education and Business since October 2016, mentoring mothers looking to return to work.

Lauren Gemmell plays a key role in the progression of women at Amazon. For the past four years, she’s led Amazon’s Women in Engineering Group at the Edinburgh Development Centre. She is also the lead sponsor for Amazon’s Early Insights Scheme, a community outreach programme in Scotland designed to encourage more young girls to study STEM subjects.

We are always striving to improve diversity and inclusion and are delighted that the hard work of our senior female leaders has been recognised by this prestigious event. We hope that these fantastic role models continue to inspire greater gender diversity, at Amazon and within the wider industry. Congratulations to all of them!