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Latasha Gillespie

Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion @ Amazon

Amazon Studios Exec. - Head of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

United States

Ranked #873 out of 17,460 for Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion in United States

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Latasha Gillespie's Work Experience

Amazon

Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion

Seattle, Washington

Caterpillar Inc.

HR Director - Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Africa, Middle East Distribution

January 2015 to January 2017

Caterpillar Inc.

HR Shared Services District Manager (Mid-South)

February 2005 to September 2007

Latasha Gillespie's Education

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

BS, Finance

1992 to 1996

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About Latasha Gillespie's Current Company

Amazon

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About Latasha Gillespie

💼 Past Experience

latasha. Gillespie has a B.S. from the University of Missouri at Columbia in Environmental Science and Policy. She has 2 years of experience working in Human Resources within the private industry and 1 year of experience working in the public sector, specifically in RELATED JOBS within the private industry.As the Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Amazon Studios, Gillespie oversees diversity and hiring strategies across the studio and provides a wide range of discrimination and equity-related support to the studio's Senior Leadership. She also engages in outreach and education within the studio and works with partner companies to improve diversity and inclusion practices within the company. Gillespie is also responsible for the Herbalife Audit and Review team, which reviews and provides reports to the Senior Leadership on Herbalife's diversity and inclusion practices.Prior to joining Amazon Studios, Gillespie worked in HR for Caterpillar as a HR Shared Services District Manager (Mid-South). Here, she was responsible for a wide range of HR initiatives, including developing and implementing a Global Human Resource Management System, managing employee Affinity Groups, and growth of the membership in 88 chapters. In her previous role at Solar Turbines, Gillespie led the development and execution of a global Diversity and Inclusion strategy and metrics for a Fortune 50 Company. At Caterpillar, Gillespie also developed a methodology and assessed performance for Officers’ discretionary bonus based on D&I results. latasha. Gillespie's experience with the 6 Sigma Black Belt Methodology has led her to be recognized externally as a best practices success story by DiveristyInc. She is also responsible for the development and implementation of a systemic punch strategy for diversity and inclusion for Caterpillar dealers and customers, as well as the growth of employee affinity groups and the impact of her strategy on dealer inventory, asset retrieval and the number of female and minority students pursing STEM education.


🎓 Education

Latasha Gillespie is a born and raised Carbondale, IL native who is currently attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she is a graduate of the Business Administration and Finance degree program. Gillespie worked in various roles in customer service and financial planning at one of her previous employers, prior to study. She has been consistently in the top files of her peers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and has learned to manage her time and resources exceptionally well. Gillespie has worked in a number of different types of jobs, and has found that she has an incredible understanding of financial planning and customer service. Gillespie is an extremely hard worker and has been able to find great satisfaction in her workibanament.


💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

Latasha Gillespie has over 10 years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Gillespie has a background in HR and HRshared services. Gillespie worked in HR for two years at Caterpillar, where she developed and executed a global diversity and inclusion strategy and metrics for a Fortune 50 company. Gillespie then worked in Finance for three years at a global finance company. There, she worked in finance for a company that was part of a credit revolver and was responsible for building the company's worldwide bank support system, whichrecognized the company with an Alexander Hamilton Award. Gillespie then became a Diversity Recruiting Coordinator at a Caterpillar dealership. Here, she created and administered the company's diversity recruitment strategy and managed employee affinity groups into employee resource groups. Gillespie also created a K-12 strategy to influence the number of female and minority students pursuing STEM education. Finally, Gillespie worked as a Finance Analyst for two years at a global finance company. There, she audited dealer inventory and managed receivables.


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