Amazon Hires First Black Woman Senior Vice President

amazon hires first Black woman senior vice president

As part of the improved efforts that many companies are trying to implement for more diversity and inclusivity in its facilities, Alicia Boler Davis has recently been appointed as Amazon’s newest Senior Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment.

She is the first Black woman to become a Senior Vice President in the company’s 26-year history.

In this role, Davis is responsible for the worldwide network of over 175 fulfillment centers across 16 countries.

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She also leads the worldwide network of customer service operations and technology, as well as the sustainability, product safety, security, and product compliance teams.

Before joining Amazon in 2019, Davis served as the head of global manufacturing at General Motors Company for three years.

Davis’s recent appointment is considered a major turn for the company’s diversity.

Even though Amazon’s 840,000-person workforce consists of over 25% Black people, employees are still hoping for more inclusivity to its executive ranks and to be able to address racism within the company’s fulfillment centers.

 

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