On March 1, dozens of women came together to listen to Amazon Director of Worldwide Sustainability Kara Hurst speak on female leadership at the Alliance of Women Achieving Knowledge and Excellence (AWAKE)’s quarterly event, which took place at K&L Gates LLP in Seattle.
Hurst leads the development and evolution of sustainability and social responsibility at Amazon worldwide. Utilizing Amazon’s scale, speed, and innovation, Hurst’s teams focus on Amazon’s key social and environmental opportunities across all of Amazon’s business areas globally.
AWAKE is a nonprofit that brings women together across professions. Its board members are: Nette Brintzenhofe Santamaria, Sondra Firestein, Jaekyoung Hong, Katie Lai, Jocelyne Nadeau, Mary Nickel-Nguy, Kendra Nickel-Nguy, Nina Saxena, Yan Perng, and Rachael Wallace.