Jillian started her love for business and entrepreneurship at the age of 10 with a paper route in Detroit, MI. Now with over 20 plus years of professional business development and marketing experience, Jillian has held various positions at some of the top Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox, AT&T, Microsoft and Amazon. She also has international experience working for Saatchi & Saatchi in Europe.
Jillian is currently the Global Sr. Marketing Manager for Amazon Leadership Development team supporting leaders globally for Amazon Air, Logistics, Transportation Services, Customer Fulfillment, Global Specialty Fulfillment, Physical Stores & Amazon Pharmacy. This team is responsible for managing, leading, and engaging Amazons workforce and improving the employee experience, driving business results, and fostering a culture that honors Amazons past and advances our future.
Prior to her role at Amazon, Jillian was a Global Business Consultant for Microsoft Department of Defense (DoD) where she helped the United States Navy and Army with their go to market and digital transformation strategy..
Jillian is passionate about serving her community and is currently on the Global Board for Amazon Black Employee Network (BEN) and is the President for BEN Detroit, member of Amazon Women in Engineering and a board member for Code313.
Jillian has held several leadership positions acting as the Worldwide Chapter Lead for Blacks at Microsoft (BAM), Chapter lead for BAM Michigan, member of The Circle, member of the Caroline French Club, past President of NAWBO Excel a nonprofit affiliated with the NAWBO and a member of NewME helping to bring together entrepreneurs working on innovative technology in the Metropolitan Detroit area,
She is most passionate about helping women and youth find their unique voice in business and technology, which drove her to establish, MERG-E (Michigan Employee Resource Group for Equity) Friends in Technology, Jill Talk, Brilliant in Business and The C.E.0. Women organizations.
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