Director of Web Services, Amazon
12:45 - 13:00
Launch of the WISE Inspiring Women in Innovation Research Programme, in partnership with Amazon
Lauren Kisser is director of operations at Amazon Prime Air in Cambridge. She worked in programme management and information security at Disney before joining Amazon a decade ago.Based at Amazon’s Development Centre in Cambridge, Lauren leads a global team of world‐renowned roboticists, scientists, and aeronautical engineers. Beyond her day-to-day role, Lauren recognises the need to address the gender gap in retail and technology. She had led outreach efforts to inspire girls to continue studying STEM subjects at school by inviting them to Amazon’s drone lab in Cambridge and regularly visits schools as a Prime Air STEM Ambassador. She is also the executive sponsor of the Diversity Working Group at Amazon’s Development Centre in Cambridge, which aims to create and foster a diverse workplace, both rewarding for women and men and setting a benchmark for other Amazon sites. Amazon is a corporate member of WISE and is sponsoring new research on gender and innovation for WISE in 2018.