Ellenore Angelidis

Director, Amazon

As a 10+ year employee of Amazon, she has been part of the recent period of growth. Ellenore is currently serving as Director Kindle Content Risk management and was previously Amazon’s first Global of Diversity.  Previously, she had business, product and legal roles for Amazon in Seattle, Luxembourg, and Paris – and is passionate about bringing change and forward momentum. Prior to Amazon, she received her legal start at the Chicago firm of Baker & McKenzie, then went on to manage complex litigation including regulatory and government matters, public relations and crisis management, as well as supported strategic sourcing for Sears, in Chicago Illinois.

Ellenore Angelidis is the founder of Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund and the Board President which is focused on increasing educational opportunities (literacy, tech and art) for kids in Ethiopia. She is also a multi-year judge of Inspiring50 which choose the 50 most inspiring women in tech in Europe.  Ellenore is also on the Advisory board of UCodeGirl, a not for profit focused on increased the number of women in tech.

At home, Ellenore has a partner of 20+ years and 3 children, ranging in age from college to elementary school, plus a dog and a parrot. As a volunteer, Ellenore has held board and fund-raising positions with the not for profits WACAP and Ethiopia Reads. Ellenore is also published writer; on blogs (Ethiopian Ties and Balancing Career Family), and on-line (Working Mother, LinkedIn Adoptive Families, InCulture Parent, and Women’s Essense).  She also published her first children’s book, The Loud Prince, with colorful, diverse characters, through Kindle Direct Publishing.

She has built teams across a variety of disciplines including tech, companies and countries which give her a uniquely broad perspective to share.

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