Kimberly Hill (she/her) is an intrapreneur always tapping into her entrepreneurial spirit to build innovative solutions that grow sales and market shares for top companies like Amazon. She has an innate ability to identify business opportunities that diversify corporate supply chains and create inclusive experiences for customers of color. A tenacious visionary with a heart for underserved communities, she has moved the needle in the technology space in tangible ways early in her career. She is incredibly passionate about the intersection of business, entrepreneurship, social responsibility and helping others navigate their entrepreneurial spirit and career. She serves as the Strategy Manager for the DEI team. Prior to joining Amazon Studios, Kim spent two years as a Business Development Manager in Amazon Logistics on the Delivery Service Partner (DSP) Program expanding delivery stations across Southern California.
Prior to this role she spent two years developing, launching and leading the marketing for a new CX and CX and category for textured hair care that could improve the search and browse customer experience for textured hair care products on Amazon dotcom. This led to the creation of Textures & Hues, a one-stop shop for as textured hair care essentials. This unique platform simplifies online shopping by seamlessly connecting customers with curly, coily and relaxed hair to beauty brands for textured hair care. The launch of Amazon’s Textures and Hues portal attracted widespread praise from consumers, influencers, internet celebrities and national media coverage in publications like Ebony, Eurweb, Allure, 21Ninety and Essence. Amazon CEO and Founder Jeff Bezos presented Hill with the “Just Do It Award” for her breakthrough idea.
She previously served on the BEN Seattle Board for 6 years helping partner with many community organization and launching the celebration of Black History Month. At her core, Hill is an influential voice for intrapreneurship. She often touts the benefits of employees treating their roles like it’s their business and not just another 9-to-5 gig. Not only does this mindset affect the decisions made, but it also encourages employees to find more fulfillment at work and in life. She has shared her expertise with audiences at events like AfroTech and the Power Rising Conference and has spoken about her unique approach to leadership before executives at T-Mobile and Bank of America. Additionally, she has taught a class on intrapreneurship at the North Carolina Central University School of Business. As part of the World Natural Hair Healthy Lifestyle Event, she discussed her role in reimagining the online shopping experience for people of color during a “Power Panel.”
For her impact in business and community, The Puget Sound Business Journal selected her for its Top 40 Under 40 list. Not only is Hill an AmeriCorps alumna, but she has also served as a mentor with Year Up. Before joining Amazon, Hill was a Program Coordinator at Communities in Schools of Renton and interned at The White House in the Office of National Drug Control Policy. In this role, she helped develop a framework for a national prescription drug take-back program.
Hill graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Political Science and continued her studies at Northwest University, earning a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Originally from Arlington, Texas, Hill currently resides in Seattle. When she’s not working on the next big initiative, she enjoys photography, reading and spending time with family.