Affinity groups

Amazon Australia has 10 affinity groups, also known as employee resource groups, which bring Amazon employees together across businesses and locations around the world. Some examples include the Black Employee Network (BEN), Amazon Women in Engineering (AWE), and Indigenous at Amazon.
LGBTQ Pride flag flies over Amazon's Seattle campus
Amazon raises a 30-foot Pride Flag in the Doppler promenade on Monday, June 19, 2017, in Seattle, WA. The ceremony reflected the extraordinary progress of advancing U.S. LGBTQ rights and celebrated the community at Amazon. There are more than 40 Glamazon chapters around the world.
Photo by Jordan Stead/Amazon
  • Affinity groups play an important role in building internal networks for creating a community, advising Amazon business units, leading in service projects, and reaching out to communities where Amazonians live and work.
  • Amazon People with Disabilities
    Amazon People with Disabilities (AmazonPwD) is committed to making Amazon a stronger company by building a community that supports employees and customers who have mental and/or physical disabilities. AmazonPwD welcomes both people with disabilities and their allies. AmazonPwD's vision is for Amazon to be the most inclusive and accessible employer on earth for people with disabilities. We serve as the representative voice for Amazonians with Disabilities focusing on disability inclusion.
  • Amazon Women in Engineering
    Amazon Women in Engineering’s (AWE) mission is to make Amazon the best place to work for technical women and technical non-binary individuals. With more than 30 chapters at Amazon locations around the world, the group creates networking, training, leadership, and community building opportunities for both employees and interns. The chapters also engage in community outreach to increase the number of young women entering STEM fields.
  • Asians at Amazon
    Asians at Amazon ANZ provides a support structure and network for Pan-Asian communities. The group serves as a vehicle to recruit, onboard, and connect employees of Asian descent across geographies by promoting cultural exchange and awareness among Asian and non-Asian cultures, providing access to career development, networking, and community-building opportunities. They also influence policies at Amazon that affect Asian interests, and represent Amazon’s Asian voice in our local communities.
  • Black Employee Network
    Black Employee Network (BEN) is one of Amazon’s longest standing affinity groups with global chapters representing 10,000 Amazon employees across the globe. BEN in Australia and New Zealand is part of a broader regional chapter in Asia Pacific Japan and China (APJC). The goal of the APJC BEN chapter is to “provide a support structure for Black or African diaspora employees in APJC while championing inclusion and diversity throughout the company”. BEN is an inclusive employee affinity group within Amazon. We welcome all new members, those who identify as Black or African diaspora and all allies. BEN APJC partners closely with the Indigenous@ANZ affinity group to welcome employees from all backgrounds.
  • Glamazon
    Glamazon is focused on identities and orientations outside the cisgender, heterosexual default. Along with well-known lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities, the group welcomes all identities that have been marginalized or are just becoming known in addition to advocates, parents, and people who question if or where they fall into the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. The group promotes diversity, equity and inclusion through education, mentoring and raising awareness for the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as celebration and a sense of community. Amazon is more visible within the LGBTQAI+ community-at-large by sponsoring events and PRIDE around the globe including Australia and New Zealand. Glamazon supported the creation of a Transgender Toolkit and localised online training modules for managers and employees to use when going through a gender affirmation in the workplace. In 2022, the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) recognised Amazon Australia as AWEI Bronze Employer thanks to the efforts of Glamazon working with leaders across the company promoting LGBTQIA+ inclusion and initiatives in the workplace through new measures and policies.
  • Indigenous at Amazon
    IndigenousANZ@Amazon is an inclusive community of Indigenous employees and allies in Australia and New Zealand. The affinity group was founded by Aboriginal, Māori and Pasifika colleagues working in Australia and New Zealand, inspired by the Indigenous affinity group founded by Native Americans working at Amazon in the US. Those identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in Australia and Māori in Aotearoa are the possessors of invaluable traditional knowledge and a continued connection to the land - land that we all activate on as Amazonians every day. The group fosters a community of Indigenous employees and allies through the proper acknowledgement of Country and tangata whenua, facing and acknowledging the history of colonisation and its impact on the lived experiences of indigenous people, learning, educating, networking and shared experiences. Indigenous at Amazon focuses on recruitment, representation, and retention of Indigenous people, as well as advocating on behalf of our Indigenous communities by innovating to solve problems of under-representation and closing the digital gap.
  • Mental Health and Well-Being
    Mental Health and Well-Being (MHW) ANZ aims to promote employee well-being and create a safe community where employees can come together, connect and learn, to reduce the stigma of mental health, raise awareness, and create a culture of acceptance. The group helps connect employees with educational resources and training, represent the voice of the employee and hosts social and educational events featuring Amazon employees along with expert speakers and mental health professionals.
  • Warriors at Amazon
    The ANZ Warriors affinity group is made up of Amazonians who have served in the Navy, Army or Air Force, those who are still serving, first responders who were part of the Fire, Ambulance, Police and SES services, their families and all Amazon employees who support them. The group’s mission is to provide its members a professional network, a means in which to organise community outreach programs, to aid veterans during their transition into the Amazon workforce and to be a direct or indirect resource for the veteran, first responder and spouse recruiting campaigns. The ANZ Warriors Chapter works collaboratively in a decentralised environment to aid veterans and first responders transitioning, enhancing the veteran pool of talent in Amazon Australia, whilst providing developmental support through its unique network and programs.
  • Women@ Amazon
    The Women@ Amazon affinity group focuses on empowering women to thrive and influence the future across ANZ, to create a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women@ Amazon ANZ focuses on three initiative streams: Attract and Hire: STEM initiatives to attract young women into tech; through to attracting more women into our Amazon businesses through candidate pipelining initiatives, demystifying the Amazon interview process; Retain and Develop: Learning and skills development, building community, health and wellness; Marketing and Community: Community partnerships, like with Tech Girls Movement, Code Like a Girl, Femtech; social responsibility initiatives, like with TwoGoodCo and Share the Dignity; partnerships with our customers and partners; marketing and events. Women@ Amazon Operations ANZ is a sub-chapter affinity group, with a specific focus on growing and developing Women in Operations.
  • Latinos at Amazon
    LatinosANZ at Amazon is focused on building a strong community for Hispanic/Latinx employees, centered on hiring, retaining, and developing talent, participating in community outreach, and improving the Amazon experience for our customers. The group has an internal mentorship program and hosts social, cultural and fund-raising events. The mission is to enrich the diversity of our ideas, create to a joyful community, support the growth of latino talent, and create connections with a “mi casa es tu casa” (my home is your home) attitude.