Ellenore Angelidis is the founder and Board President of the Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund ,which is focused on increasing educational opportunities (literacy, tech and art) for kids in Ethiopia, her daughter’s birth country. She is currently taking a corporate career break to focus on her family, philanthropic work, public speaking, and writing.
Previously, as a 13+ year employee of Amazon, Ellenore Angelidis was part of the company’s recent growth. Her last role was Director Kindle Content Risk Management. She was also Amazon’s first Global Director of Diversity. Previously, she had business, product, and legal roles for Amazon in Seattle, Luxembourg, and Paris—and is passionate about bringing change and forward momentum. Prior to Amazon, she received her legal start at the Chicago firm of Baker & McKenzie, then went on to manage complex litigation including regulatory matters, public relations and crisis management, as well as supported strategic sourcing for Sears, in Chicago, Illinois.
At home, Ellenore has a partner of 25+ years and 3 children, ranging in age from college to elementary school, plus a dog and a parrot. As a volunteer, Ellenore has held board and fund-raising positions with the not for profits WACAP and Ethiopia Reads.
Ellenore is also a published writer; on blogs (Ethiopian Ties and Balancing Career Family), and on-line magazines (Working Mother, Adoptive Families, InCulture Parent, and Women’s Essence). She also published her first children’s book, The Loud Prince, with colorful, diverse characters, through Kindle Direct Publishing.
She has built teams across a variety of disciplines, companies, and countries which gives her a uniquely broad perspective to share.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Five Effective Strategies to Create a Consistently Innovative Culture
Leaders in all industries strive for innovation as part of their culture, but few achieve it. Invention can come from anyone within your organization—but only if you cultivate an atmosphere that inspires employees to share their best ideas. Our industry is in a state of rapid change, and in this environment settling for the status quo can prove fatal. To compete effectively, establishing culture that consistently invents is essential for growth and success. Join former Amazon executive Ellenore Angelidis to learn five impactful, real-world strategies that you can incorporate today in your business to foster a everyday culture of innovation.