Women of AWS
We're changing the face of innovation.
We’re changing the face of innovation.
At AWS, we’re changing the face—and the future—of our industry for the better. Women thrive here because of our inclusive culture, leadership opportunities, and strong support initiatives. Today, we remain just as committed to standing together as we were on Day One. To lifting each other up. To championing one another. And to celebrating our breakthroughs and innovations. Because in doing so, we’re all positioned for greatness.
The women who inspire us.
“After every conversation I have with my manager, I always feel like there is nothing that can stop me. To be listened to and valued by your colleagues like that is something you just can’t put a price on.”
Busra Canak, Software Development Engineer
“At AWS, you’re in control of your career. Your perspective and ideas are valued. You are encouraged to think big, take risks, and fail fast without fear of retribution. And you always have the option to explore new opportunities that can help you grow professionally.”
Myra Roldan, Technical Program Manager
“From the outside, AWS may seem like just another fast-moving tech company in a male-dominated industry—but that’s not so. AWS is made of an incredible variety of talents, coming from diverse backgrounds, all over the world.”
Amanda Kiemas, APJC Channel and Alliances Lead
"At AWS, ‘inclusion’ and ‘diversity’ aren’t just words, they’re a driving mantra within the company. An example of this has been the outstanding support offered to me and other mums during the pandemic. Our managers approached everyone affected and offered increased flexible working schedules. I think a big reason this was done was because we have women in leadership positions here who understand the pressure and stress we’re feeling.”
Kate Gawron, Cloud Infrastructure Architect
“My advice for women thinking of joining AWS is don’t be discouraged by how much there is to learn here. Starting something new can be overwhelming, but everyone here is welcoming and truly wants to see you succeed.”
Jennifer Seo, Software Development Engineer
“Security is an industry typically dominated by men. So, it’s challenging at times to be a woman in this line of work. When I joined AWS, I was amazed by the way my colleagues included and accepted me from day one.”
Fatima Bouteldja, Data Center Security Manager
“I’ve noticed leadership at AWS is really pushing towards hiring more women to balance out the gender equality in teams across the organization. This is great because it shows us that there is hope for more women to become leaders in the tech space.”
Dolica Gopisetty, Solutions Architect
“The advice I’d give women interested in joining AWS is: WE NEED YOUR VOICE REPRESENTED HERE. At AWS, you’ll get to share your perspective on how to make technology better. You’ll get to use your voice to advocate for more seats at the table. And what better time than now to show the power, intelligence, and ideas that we as women and talent of color can bring to the table?”
Jade Chan, ID&E Business Partner
“During my initial years here, when I was too shy to speak up and share my ideas in meetings, my managers always ensured I felt heard. Managers at AWS are more like approachable leaders than typical bosses.”
Rohini Gaonkar, Sr. Developer Advocate
“The fact that AWS promotes a culture of respectful disagreement, resolution, and commitment to the overall consensus, gives women and minorities an opportunity to speak up and makes us feel included and that we belong here.”
Camila Mauris, Global Account Representative
“The word I would use to describe my experience at AWS is ‘equality.’ It’s a place where you can be evaluated fairly for your abilities and what you bring to the table. I’m not exaggerating when I say AWS is the least biased company I’ve worked at.”
Jisun Kim, Solutions Architect
“There are some truly talented women that work at AWS, and that cohort is growing every day. In the time I’ve been here, I’ve seen many of these women recognized and appreciated for the work they do. I think there is an understanding that there’s still work to be done to help women grow professionally here, from the point at which they enter the organization to ensuring that they are considered for, and take up, senior management roles.”
Anna Green, APAC Head of ISV and DNB
“AWS is very deliberate and intentional about inclusion and diversity issues. We don’t just talk about it—we’re driving awareness, setting goals, building initiatives to nurture diverse talent, and holding our senior leadership accountable as well.”
Yvonee Bettkober, Country Lead AWS Switzerland
“With my current team, I’ve never felt as if I didn’t have a seat at the table. My ideas are always welcomed, encouraged, and challenged in a healthy way that allows me to focus on performing at my best.”
Jenn Sterling-Trotter, Program Manager/EA
“When I first joined AWS, I struggled with imposter syndrome. It was my manager who helped me come up with a strategy to overcome it. Having such great mentorship is a big reason I can bring my best self to work every day.”
Antonia Schulze, Data Scientist
“It was apparent after joining the tech industry that there weren’t many people in senior positions that looked like me or came from my background. Because of this, when I joined AWS, I volunteered as an Inclusion Ambassador and took a leading role in the Women@AWS network which helps women with their personal development and creates a community for people passionate about inclusion and equality.”
Rashada Harry, Enterprise Account Manager
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Why women succeed here.
AWS is committed to opening doors for women everywhere, and a big part of that is putting benefits in place to help our employees thrive in both their career and personal life.
An Inclusive Culture
We don’t just respect and value our differences at AWS—we celebrate them, too. You’ll work with colleagues from all walks of life and have the ability to connect and contribute to our community through our 12 affinity groups, including Women@Amazon and Families@Amazon.Learn more »
There are countless pathways for development and learning at AWS. We support our employees’ personal growth and provide a workplace of upskilling, training, and mentorship to help you on your journey.
Support for Parents
We offer programs that help support your family needs. While our programs vary by location, our family-focused benefits include paid maternity leave, employee assistance programs, flexible work hours, and child care resources.
Creating a more balanced workplace.
We’re creating new initiatives and programs to attract people from different backgrounds with fresh perspectives to ensure the future of technology reflects our diverse world.
Designed for individuals who’ve been on a career break or out of the workforce for an extended period of time, AWS offers positions that provide a seamless transition back into full-time work.
Part-Time Engineering Roles
An initiative offering flexible, part-time roles for Cloud Engineers has opened up more opportunities for candidates looking for a role in cloud computing, but with an emphasis on work-life balance.
AWS Military Apprenticeship
Even without previous technical experience, our apprenticeship program helps veterans and their spouses transition to cloud computing roles regardless of duty station.