Amazon's BEN Summer BBQ
Black / African American
"Our Amazon Black Employee Network (BEN) HQ Summer BBQ was an absolute blast! Big shout out, and thank you to all the volunteers and vendors that supported the event! Special recognition to our Networking Committee leaders Winfred Darko and Kalyah Bojang who worked behind the scenes to ensure we had a high bar of execution. It's been over 2 years since we've hosted this event on our campus, and it was wonderful to again bring the Amazon community together to network and connect over food and drinks. I remember Jeff Wilke sharing that it was his favorite event, and the one he looked forward to the most. Our BEN board members met many of the summer interns, and offered career advice for their continued Amazon journey. We had some special guests in the building including our CEO Andy Jassy, Global VP of DEI Candi Castleberry and her leadership team, and VP of Amazon Business, Alexandre Gagnon. We received positive feedback from many of the attendees who were so excited for the opportunity to meet them."