rashada harry

Dr Rashada Harry

Enterprise Technologist, Amazon Web Services

A proven and experienced business leader whom leverages the power of
technology to support business transformation Rashada holds 20years technology
sales experience and has a record of accomplishment in delivering growth,
supporting innovation and delivering value to global organisations as well as being
a keen advocate for inclusion, diversity and equity practice.

In a professional capacity Rashada is an Enterprise Technologist at Amazon Web
Services where she seeks to take enterprise Customers on a digital transformation
to the cloud. Prior to joining AWS, she held senior roles at organisations including
Vodafone Global Enterprise and Cisco.

Whilst at Cisco Rashada, was the only Black female on the highly competitive
Sales Academy Programme which spanned across Europe. This experience led her
to believe more needed to be done to bring more diverse and underrepresented
talent into the organisation and wider industry.

Rashada went on to co-found and launch the award winning Your Future, Your
Ambition (YFYA) initiative in 2012 as a vehicle to help organisations and students
connect and bridge the diversity gap in STEM. Today Rashada provides advisory
expertise to a range of other initiatives including UKBlackTech, Women@AWS
UK and the AWS BLACK Council. Rashada presently sits on the board of
Trustees at Engineering UK, the African Gifted Foundation and Off The
Curriculum charities.

In acknowledgement for her work in the Technology industry, Rashada Harry has
been listed in the Financial Times UK’s 100 Most Influential BAME Leaders in
Technology, WeAreTheCity Tech100 Women, EMpower’s Top 100 Ethnic
Minority Executive List as well as being acknowledged by ComputerWeekly as a
top Female leader in Tech 2023.

In recognition of contributions to the industry and encouraging more diversity in
STEM, Rashada was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from her alma
mater London Metropolitan University in 2019 and graduated alongside the School
of Computing and Digital Media.