Amazon Entertainment will be attending Black Tech Fest on 12th of October as a sponsor of C:Code day. Participants will learn about new career opportunities at Amazon Entertainment and with the Student programs team, and take part in hands-on workshops and interactive sessions. Tickets for the event can be found here.
Our panel talk, ‘Black in Tech – Amazon Careers’ will be taking place on 12th October between 10.30-11.30 am and will give participants the opportunity to hear from our Prime Video team about their career journeys; the different stages they currently are in; challenges and highlights they have experienced; and their top tips for getting into the tech industry.
The panel session will be followed by a CV workshop with our Amazon Student Programmes and Recruitment team, who can support attendees with top tips for their CV and even offer individual CV reviews. Register for tickets here.
The panel will feature leaders in their respective fields, and innovators within Amazon, including:
As our newly appointed Head of Europe Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Accessibility for Prime Video and Amazon Studio, Miranda’s role helps drive our strategic goals and ambitions across the business, working closely with our content creators, executives and our Prime Video teams.
Miranda is focused on ensuring greater inclusion, representation and accessibility as well as collaborating with our industry partners and the wider sector for long term industry change. Prior to joining Amazon, Miranda was the Head of Creative Diversity for the BBC, managing a team of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practitioners and the financial investment of £112 million for Creative Diversity in content creation.
Ifeoma is a Senior Technical Programme Manager at Prime Video and works with cross-functional teams to deliver exciting features for our customers who use Prime Video on their TV’s and other devices.
She was recognised in 2021 by PMI UK as a Wonder Woman and an inspiration to women, and is also a winner of the 2021 TechWomen100 award. Ifeoma is passionate about giving back to society and sharing her experience to help lift others. As a STEM ambassador she has organised various workshops and conferences aimed at encouraging girls and young women into tech roles. Working as a career mentor for Anglia Ruskin University, she has mentored women from under-represented backgrounds to help them launch a career in tech.
Toba is a Software Engineer in the Amazon Prime Video Web organisation. He joined Amazon at the graduate level, and has since worked in multiple teams across the organisation, contributing to the design & implementation of systems that help deliver delightful experiences for Prime Video customers on the web and other clients.
Prior to joining Amazon, he grew up in Nigeria and moved to London to study Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Beyond his primary job, he's also a full-time Arsenal fan, and a multiple-time Fantasy Premier League mini-league champion.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in Amazon Entertainment or would like to learn more about the programme, come join us at Black Tech Fest 2022 on Wednesday 12th October where you will have the opportunity to meet with Amazon Entertainment recruiters and the Student Program team.
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