Prime Video Tech and Amazon’s Black Employee Network (BEN) host “Black in Tech” event at London offices
During the UK’s Black History Month, Prime Video and BEN hosted an event focusing on Black professionals and Prime Video tech employees.
During Black History Month in the UK, Prime Video Tech collaborated with the UK chapter of Amazon’s Black Employee Network (BEN) to host an event at Amazon’s London offices focusing on Black professionals and Prime Video tech employees on October 11, 2022.
The event featured a panel talk that focused on career journeys, the challenges our panelists face as an underrepresented community in tech, their success drivers, and what they are doing to make space for themselves and other Black professionals in the tech industry.
The event’s host was Antoine Allen, a documentary presenter and reporter, who fostered an open and honest discussion between the panel, which included the following Black professionals and Prime Video employees:
- Ashley Ainsley – Co-Founder of Colorintech
- Vanessa Sanyauke – Founder and CEO of Girls Talk London
- Miranda Wayland – Head of DEI for Prime Video Studios EU
- Ifeoma Uzoegwu – Senior Technical Program Manager, Prime Video
The event hosted over 90 Black professionals, who are either employed or interested in the tech industry, and provided an opportunity to share experiences, foster a sense of inclusion and inspire our audience during Black History Month. Attendees networked, built connections, and got a sneak peek of what it’s like to work in tech at Prime Video.
Dave Hardcastle, Director and UK site lead for Prime Video, said: “We’re proud to partner with Amazon affinity groups and create engaging and impactful events like this! The panel was inspiring. They covered a remarkable amount of material, and did so with candid, on-point, and insightful comments.”