Latasha Gillespie is the current Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Amazon. In this role, she has the responsibility to build Amazon-wide mechanisms that improve the diversity, diverse perspectives, and inclusion of Amazon’s workforce, workplace, and platforms. Latasha’s scope is global, and she currently resides in Seattle.
From 1996-2017, Latasha worked in Finance and Human Resources with Caterpillar Inc.. She started in the Caterpillar Finance Rotation Program after college, with assignments in Treasury and both North America and Latin America Dealer Organizations. In 2000, Latasha joined the HR team; holding various positions including: Diversity Recruiting, Six Sigma Black Belt, Compensation and Benefits Manager, and Employee and Labor Relations Director for facilities in the U.S., Mexico, Asia Pacific, CIS, Russia, Africa and Middle East. She was also Caterpillar’s Chief Diversity Officer for three years.
Latasha grew up in the Chicago area and received her degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Latasha enjoys translating her 20 years of experience into inspirational messages of Leadership and Inclusion.