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Latasha Gillespie        

Head of Global DEI Amazon Studios, Prime Video, and IMDb

Latasha Gillespie is the Executive Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Amazon Studios. Her role is to build mechanisms to improve the diversity and inclusion of content, creatives and the ecosystem across Amazon Studios. Gillespie's scope is global, and she travels the world sharing inspirational messages of leadership and inclusion based on her 20+ years of experience. Prior to her current role, Gillespie led the Global Diversity and Inclusion Organization across Amazon Corporate. She is credited for leading the creation of Amazon's first Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) conference.

Prior to Amazon, Gillespie spent 20 years in Finance and Human Resources with Caterpillar Inc. She was also Caterpillar's Chief Diversity Officer prior to going overseas to be the head of HR for Africa, Middle East, CIS, Russia and Asia Pacific.

In 2019 Black Enterprise named her one of the Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity and Ebony Magazine honored on their 2018 Power 100 List.


Amazon Studios wants half of its creative teams to be diverse - Los ...
Jun 16, 2021 ... ... that hold us accountable to a high bar,” said Latasha Gillespie, executive head of diversity, equity and inclusion at Amazon Studios, in a statement.
Amazon Studios Sets DE&I 'Playbook' - Variety
Jun 16, 2021 ... Gillespie credits Salke and Cheng with ensuring that diversity is top of mind for ... (Pictured top: Amazon Studios' Latasha Gillespie and Albert Cheng) ...

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