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Latasha Gillespie is the executive head of Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) for Amazon Studios, Prime Video, and IMDb. Under her leadership, Amazon Studios created the entertainment industry’s first “Inclusion Policy and Playbook” and standardized DEIA into Prime’s greenlighting process, leading the streamer to showcase a greater percentage of women and underrepresented film directors. Gillespie also created the Howard Entertainment Program, the first of its kind partnership between a major studio and a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), and helped Amazon join the “HBCU Partnership Challenge.” She is a celebrated speaker, host, and moderator on both national and international stages with organic relationships with talent, content creators, and other influential public figures.