Rashada Harry – National Account Manager
Rashada is recognized as one of the UK’s top 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders (Empower and Yahoo, June 2019). She is most recognized for her thoughts on diversity in the workplace, employee engagement and helping the next generation of talent reach their potential.
In a professional capacity Rashada is a Enterprise Technologist at Amazon Web Services in the UK. She possesses a strong track record of new business development, account management and consultative selling into Enterprise client organisations.
Prior to joining AWS she spent 9 years with Cisco. Rashada joined as the only black female on the highly competitive Sales academy program which spanned across Europe. She was selected as one of the top 10 graduates in the UK from over 8,000 applicants. It was during this program that she believed more needed to be done to bring more diverse talent into the technology industry.
Rashada co-founded and launched the award winning Your Future, Your Ambition (YFYA) STEM initiative in 2012 as a vehicle to help corporate organisations and students connect and help to bridge the diversity gap in STEM. To date YFYA has opened its doors to over 6,000 students and has helped to build a successful pipeline of STEM talent in the UK.
Rashada has been recognized by the UK Prime Minister for her volunteer work and helping the next generation and was awarded the UK’s 1026th Point of Light award in 2018. Recently she has been named as a finalist in the WinTrade Awards 2019, she was winner of the 2017 Woman In Technology Award from Women4Africa, she is winner of the Top 50 rising star in Technology Award by WeAreTheCity as well as being highlighted as a top 30 Future Leader Financial Times, May 2017.
She is a STEM ambassador and volunteer charity worker having dedicated her time to projects in both Europe and Africa. In addition Rashada also mentors women who are wishing to return to work after a career break and those wanting to break into the industry.