Full Name
Latasha Gillespie
Job Title
Head of Global DEI
Company
Amazon Studios, Prime Video, IMDb
Bio

Latasha Gillespie is the Executive Head of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Amazon Studios, Prime Video, and IMDb. In her role, Latasha builds mechanisms to improve diverse representation of talent (in front of and behind the camera, above and below the line); dismantles longstanding barriers to success in the entertainment industry; and tells inclusive stories that are accessible and marketed to a globally diverse audience. Latasha previously led the Global Diversity and Inclusion Organization across Amazon Corporate where she worked with Jeff Bezos and the Board of Directors on Amazon’s DEI Strategies and progress. Prior to Amazon, Latasha spent 20 years living and working all over the globe in Finance and Human Resources positions with Caterpillar Inc. Latasha was honored in the Variety’s 2021 Women’s Impact Report and Variety’s 2021 Inclusion Impact Report. She was also featured in Forbes in 2020; Black Enterprise Magazine named her one of the 2019 Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity and she is a 2018 Ebony Magazine Power 100 Honoree. Regularly speaking on stages around the world, Latasha has spoken at Stanford University, the Hollywood Commission, the Recording Academy, the Television Academy, the NFL, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), and others.

Latasha Gillespie