We are delighted to support the inaugural Scottish Women in Technology Awards. These awards provide a showcase for those women who are leading the way, helping to foster greater diversity within Scotland’s technology sector and inspiring others to pursue a technology-based career.

Scotland plays a pivotal role in both our global and UK operations. It is no coincidence that over a decade ago, Amazon chose Edinburgh for its first Development Centre outside North America, and today, we have a team of scientists, engineers and designers in the capital, working on innovation across the business that help hundreds of millions of customers all over the world.

We are passionate about shining a spotlight on great female tech talent, and fostering more diversity across the industry. Diversity drives innovation, ensures we better understand our customers, and raises the bar across retail.

So as a company that’s creating over 5,000 new jobs with plans to have 24,000 full time UK employees by the end of this year, we see the Scottish Women in Technology Awards as a great way to inspire the next generation of women and bring new talent into an exciting and fast-growing industry.

We wish the best of luck to all the incredible women who are nominated across the 10 categories.

Find out about working at Amazon in Scotland here: www.amazon.co.uk/about