Dr Rashada Harry | Enterprise Technologist, AWS

Rashada HarryPrior to joining AWS she held the roles of infrastructure specialist and Snr Account Manager at both Vodafone Business and Cisco.

Rashada is an advocate for inclusion, diversity and equity. She has advised global organisations on their strategies and initiatives and also sits on the board of trustees for a number of charities including Off the Curriculum, UKBlack Tech, The African Gifted Foundation and Engineering UK where presently the Chair of the Big Bang Fair.

Rashada co-founded and launched the award winning Your Future, Your Ambition (YFYA) initiative in 2012 as a vehicle to help corporate organisations and students connect and help to bridge the diversity gap in STEAM. To date YFYA has opened its doors to over 12,000 students and has helped to build a successful pipeline of STEAM talent in the UK.

Rashada has been recognized by the UK Prime Minister for her volunteer work and helping the next generation pursue careers in STEM and was awarded a UK Point of Light award in 2018 she was named as a top 50 most inspiring and influential Black voice in UK tech (Tech Nation) as is one of the UK’s top 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders (Empower and Yahoo) and named Woman of the Year Tech in 2023 by Computing.

She is most recognized for her thoughts on diversity in the workplace, employee engagement and helping the next generation of talent reach their potential as seen in The Times, New Scientist and DiversityQ publications.

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