Kirsten MitchellKirsten Mitchell

Inclusion & Diversity Leader, Amazon Web Services Cryptography and Safety Engineering Organization

Kirsten Mitchell is the Sr. Program Manager, Inclusion & Diversity, for Amazon’s AWS Cryptography and Safety Engineering organizations. Within this role she educates and strategizes with leaders to understand the needs of a globally diverse workforce and customer base, with the intent to create an inclusive work environment which mirrors the communities we support and encourages the best builders of all backgrounds to work and stay at Amazon because they are drawn to Amazon's mission, culture, and leaders. “The reason I am here at Amazon,” she says, “is to inspire our leaders to create a diverse workforce through learning, engaging and motivating their teams on a global scale.” With over twenty years of experience in Customer Service, Operations Management and Human Resources, Kirsten is passionate about helping all employees have the opportunity to “bring their best self to work.” She also strives to create access, opportunities and equity, along with an inclusive work environment where people feel like they belong.

As one of the world’s many English Literature majors who ended up not using their degree, Kirsten fuels her ongoing effort to be an “expert in learning” by reading as many books on a diverse array of topics that she can get her hands on and increases her own cultural competency by traveling frequently (outside of the pandemic!). Currently she is reading “Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson - and highly recommends it so far.

Takes part in

Sep, 4 4:00 PM CEST
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

How to Disrupt Racial, Disability, and Gender Bias and Make Culture a Competitive Advantage?

  • How to design a training meant to shift inclusion both internally and for customers
  • How to enable critical outcomes and drive positive change within the matrixed business through diversity and inclusion
  • How to use training as a foundation to disrupt everyday biases
Gail Tolstoi-Miller CEO: Staffing, Diversity, Inclusion & Unconscious Bias Strategist at Consultnetworx
José Velasco Chief Program Manager & Autism at Work Program Ambassador at SAP
Lenora Billings-Harris CEO and Diversity Strategist at Ubuntu Global
Kirsten Mitchell Inclusion & Diversity Leader, Amazon Web Services Cryptography and Safety Engineering Organization
Delfina Daglio Diversity & Inclusion Partner at IBM
Albert E. Smith Jr. Corporate Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Chemonics International