VP Workforce Development
Ardine Williams is Vice President of Workforce Development for Amazon. In her role, Ardine advises teams and businesses across Amazon on talent attraction and development. Ardine’s work focuses heavily on accelerating Amazon’s upskilling initiative to retrain 100,000 employees by 2025, including Career Choice, which has helped thousands of Amazonians re-train for careers in high demand fields. Previously, Ardine was Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Amazon Web Services (AWS), where she scaled the recruiting capability for Amazon's rapidly growing cloud computing business – including strengthening AWS' pipeline of military and veteran talent through innovative Department of Labor certified apprenticeship programs. Ardine has more than 35 years of leadership experience across the tech industry. She has held roles in product development and marketing, corporate business development, M&A, and HR. Prior to joining Amazon, Ardine served as Intel's Vice President of HR Enterprise Services. Ardine began her career as a commissioned officer in the US Army Signal Corps in 1983.