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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 and Microsoft. She also has international experience and was employed with Saatchi & Saatchi in Europe.
Jillian is currently the North America Business Development Manager for AWS where she is responsible for building and executing initiatives to increase awareness, drive demand and adoption of the Well Architect Partner Program in North America and Canada.
Prior to her role at AWS, she served as a Business Consultant for Microsoft Public Sector - working within the Department of Defense (DoD) where she helped the United States Navy and Army with their digital transformation..
Jillian is currently the President for Amazon Black Employee Network in Michigan, member of Amazon Women in Engineer, holds a leadership role for Amazon's Leadership committee supporting 2020 Afro-Tech Conference, community advisor 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, Executive Board for "The Circle" , 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 Friends in Technology, Jill Talk, Brilliant in Business and The C.E.0. Women organizations.
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