We are building on our existing diversity programmes to launch Amazon Amplify - a new programme designed to both further increase the number of women in tech and innovation roles across the UK business and help inspire the next generation of female innovators.
Dame Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics and Master of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge, kicked off a new season of the external speaker series at the Amazon Development Centre in Cambridge this week.
The Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary offers funding of between £3,500 and £7,500 per year to a female student attending one of the three universities neighbouring our three UK Development Centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London.
Using augmented reality technologies to make science more accessible and fun for children and adults alike is the mission of Curiscope, the startup founded by Brighton-based Ed Barton and Ben Kidd. Thanks to Amazon Launchpad, Curiscope is making kids all over the world fall in love with anatomy through its interactive t-shirts.
After the banking crisis of 2008, Anne Boden saw the opportunities offered by new technologies as the key to redefine the relationship between banks and their customers. At 50, she set out to build the bank of the future. Today, her mobile-only Starling Bank serves customers all over the UK thanks to Amazon Web Services.
Our Prime Air teams in Cambridge are playing an important role building our future delivery system designed to safely get parcels to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones.
The Scotland Women in Technology Awards, backed by Amazon and JP Morgan, champion and celebrate women, and the companies and networks around them, who are achieving success in the technology industry in Scotland.