Our Workplace

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are a company of builders who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to inventing on behalf of our customers. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, culture, education, and professional and life experience. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and always look for ways to scale our impact as we grow.

Building diversity within the workplace

Raghava Rao speaks about how building diverse teams is consistent with the Amazon Leadership Principles and why it is critical to have team members with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
A Black woman wearing a shirt that says "Equality" speaks into a microphone while gesturing off camera. She is speaking to a brightly decorated room full of people.
Inside Amazon
Amazon’s ability to innovate on behalf of our customers relies on the perspectives and knowledge of people from all backgrounds.

We believe that building a culture that is welcoming and inclusive is integral to people doing their best work and is essential to what we can achieve as a company. We actively recruit people from diverse backgrounds to build a supportive and inclusive workplace. We take steps to ensure employees have a sense of belonging, value and opportunity.

We have 13 affinity groups (employee resource groups) with more than 87,000 employees across hundreds of chapters around the world. We actively recruit diverse candidates through our partnerships with historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and women’s colleges and we have over 40,000 veterans and military spouses working at Amazon.
Two women, standing inside an Amazon fulfilment centre, wear orange safety vests and masks while looking at the camera.
In the community
We foster diversity and inclusion globally and look for ways to amplify underrepresented voices and empower diverse communities.

Our technology opens opportunities to entrepreneurs, authors, creators, and builders from all over the word—from individual sellers to small and medium-sized businesses. We work to build long-term partnerships with vendors and sellers who share our vision of advancing toward a more equitable future that improves the lives of people everywhere.

We continue to make progress in building a more diverse workforce, with the number of women in tech roles at Amazon increasing. Today, women lead many of our biggest and most important businesses, including our overall delivery experience, Amazon Fresh, AWS Public Sector, and more.
Mrunmaiy Abroal, a PR Manager on the Devices team in India and President of the PWD India Affinity group, smiles for a photo outside of the Amazon building in Bangalore, India.
Around the world
We strive to be a top employer for diverse talent and to make Amazon a place where these leaders want to grow their careers.

We know that representation is critical to accomplishing this goal, and that diverse leaders attract and retain diverse talent. We also continue to invest in programs, such as our global mentorship program, which creates more than 6,000 mentorship opportunities every year to actively recruit and help more women advance into senior and technology-focused roles.

The support Amazon provides is one of the reasons we were named one of the Top 10 Companies to Work for by LinkedIn in India, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Japan, China, the U.S. and the UK.

Army to corporate world, Amazon veteran speaks of the transition

In a candid Q&A, Amit Sharma, senior manager, Catalog Quality, speaks of how the Amazon Leadership Principles resonate so much with what he learnt in the Army, and more.
  • From the earliest days of our operations, Amazon has always been committed to equality in our workplace. Our commitment to equality has continued to grow through our dozens of GLAmazon chapters globally and our inclusive hiring policy.
  • Amazon launched its special marketplace for women entrepreneurs in November 2017. Today, women make and sell everything from diaries and notebooks to incense sticks, bread bins, and men’s clothing, to sarees on the Saheli marketplace. These products come from seven partner NGOs around India that reach 80,000 women artisans across the length and breadth of the country.
  • Amazon employees and partners around the world share stories of their accessibility and inclusion efforts during the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.