Amazon to double company’s Black leadership over next two years, ensure “inclusive language in software coding”

FOX Business has learned that Amazon is planning to double the number of Black leaders in its senior ranks as the company ends the year and heads into 2021.

“At Amazon, we’re constantly learning and innovating – and our long-term efforts in diversity and inclusion are no different. As part of this work, we are setting aggressive goals in our ongoing effort to be a top employer for Black employees,” an Amazon spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement.

The electronic commerce giant said that the effort “includes working to double the representation of Black Vice Presidents and Directors in 2020 and again in 2021” and making “increased investments and programming designed to grow Black leaders from within.”

Amazon, which just last week scored its biggest quarterly profit ever, noted that the effort will take place through robust programs such as

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