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Amazon Makes Prime Move and Appoints First-Ever Black Woman to its Elite Leadership Team

Amazon just made a prime leadership decision! Alicia Boler Davis is now the first Black woman to join the company’s senior team. Davis currently works as the vice president of global customer fulfillment and joined the company in 2019. She is making history as the first Black woman to join the S-team which is an elite circle of leaders who set priorities for Amazon alongside CEO Jeff Bezos. Company statistics report that in 2019, Amazon’s workforce was made up of 57 percent men with nearly 73 percent in managerial positions. For years, the S-team was made up of a small group of mostly white males, who worked closely with Bezos. Although more than a quarter of Amazon’s workforce is Black, the manufacturing giant adopted a rule that requires the company to consider people of color and women in vacancies on its board of directors. After the company faced criticism for a lack of racial and gender diversity, Advertising VP, Colleen Aubrey, and Fashion VP, Christine Beauchamp, were...

Shanique Yates

Aug 26, 2020