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Amazon is home to some very impressive executive women

Amazon is home to some very impressive executive women

Guided by Amazon's famous Leadership Principles, the company is led by some impressive senior women with a wealth of experience. They are thriving in exciting careers that help innovate and create for this pioneering tech company.

Meet some of these women from Amazon's Board of Directors

Shelley Reynolds, Vice President, Worldwide Controller


Shelley Reynolds joined Amazon in February 2006 as Vice President of Finance and Controller. In April 2007, she was promoted to Vice President, Worldwide Controller and Principle Accounting Officer. In her role, she oversees Amazon’s accounting function, leading the team that touches every geography in which the company operates. Prior to joining Amazon, Ms. Reynolds spent 19 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, serving as partner from 1998 to 2006. At Deloitte, Ms. Reynolds specialized in matters related to mergers & acquisitions and the Securities and Exchange Commission, serving multiple publicly traded multi-national corporations from a broad range of industries. Ms. Reynolds received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington Foster School of Business, where she currently serves on the advisory board.

Rosalind G. Brewer, Starbucks Corporation

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Rosalind G. Brewer has been a director since February 2019. Ms. Brewer has been the Group President, Americas and Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks Corporation, a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee, since October 2017, where she has also served as a director since March 2017. From February 2012 to February 2017, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam’s Club, a membership-only retail warehouse club and a division of Walmart Inc., and from 2006 to January 2012, she served in numerous leadership positions at various regional business units for Walmart. She served as a director of Lockheed Martin Corporation from April 2011 to October 2017.

Judith A. McGrath, Astronauts Wanted * No experience necessary

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Judith A. McGrath has been a director since July 2014. Ms. McGrath serves as a senior advisor to Astronauts Wanted * No experience necessary, a multimedia joint venture that Ms. McGrath formed with Sony Music Entertainment, and served as President of Astronauts Wanted from June 2013 to March of 2018. The company is currently a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television. Ms. McGrath served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of MTV Networks Entertainment Group worldwide, a division of Viacom, Inc., including Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, from July 2004 until May 2011. She was part of the original founder and launch team for MTV.

Indra K. Nooyi


Indra K. Nooyi has been a director since February 2019. Ms. Nooyi was the Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, Inc., a multinational food, snack, and beverage company, from October 2006 to October 2018, where she also served as the Chairman of its board of directors from May 2007 to February 2019. She was elected to PepsiCo’s board of directors and became its President and Chief Financial Officer in 2001, and held leadership roles in finance, corporate strategy and development, and strategic planning after joining PepsiCo in 1994. Ms. Nooyi has served as a director of Schlumberger Limited since April 2015.

Patricia Q. Stonesifer

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Patricia Q. Stonesifer has been a director since February 1997. Ms. Stonesifer served as the President and CEO of Martha’s Table, a non-profit, from April 2013 to March 2019. She served as Chair of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution from January 2009 to January 2012 and as Vice Chair from January 2012 to January 2013. From September 2008 to January 2012, she served as senior advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a private philanthropic organization, where she was Chief Executive Officer from January 2006 to September 2008 and President and Co-chair from June 1997 to January 2006. Since September 2009, she has also served as a private philanthropy advisor. From 1988 to 1997, she worked in many roles at Microsoft Corporation, including as a Senior Vice President of the Interactive Media Division, and also served as the Chairwoman of the Gates Learning Foundation from 1997 to 1999.

Further women leaders at Amazon

Amazon France

Amélie Veron is Head of Amazon Business in France and a working parent at Amazon.

She has grown from Sales Manager into a key leader of one of Amazon's thriving and fast-growing business. 

HR Director Amazon

Tanja Ruesch is the HR Director for Amazon Devices in EMEA. 

She builds the Amazon Devices team from the ground up, supporting the business with their HR and Recruiting needs as they were expanding the ever-growing family of Amazon Devices in Europe, such as Kindle e-readers, Fire TV and later Alexa. 

Lakshmi Nidamarthi is the Director of biz tech, FBA Project Management at Amazon.

She joined Amazon in 2000 and since then has help launch some of Amazon’s most significant innovations like the Kindle and Frustration-Free Packaging.

Sandy Carter VP women Amazon

Sandy Carter, Amazon Web Services' Vice President of Enterprise Workloads Engineering and Product Management, is cited as one of Business Insider UK's most powerful female engineers.

Amazon EU Director

Jacqui Chin, Director, EU Consumables at Amazon, was named within the 100 Female Executives list.

Jacqui launched and leads Amazon’s Women@ employee affinity group in the UK, providing thousands of employees with resources and activities to develop skills, manage their career and expand their network. 

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