Diversity reboot 2021
Director of Supply Chain and Operations for Amazon Robotics
Kelly Riedel is the Director of Supply Chain and Operations for Robotics at Amazon. She and her team are responsible for sourcing, manufacturing, and delivering Amazon’s dynamic fleet of autonomous mobile robots, and other robotic technology, in North America, Europe, Asia, and other emerging regions. An attorney by trade, she previously led the legal team for Amazon Robotics, and prior to that was Senior Counsel at HMH Publishing Company, focused on technology transactions, and a member of the IP Transactions team at Skadden, Arps. Prior to her time as an attorney, Kelly worked for five years in the fields of domestic violence, and criminal justice with a focus on female offenders. Kelly brings high energy, high standards, and a results-oriented approach to her work, and throughout her career has been a passionate mentor, coach, and advocate for women in the workplace. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, a J.D. from Berkeley Law School, and was a member of the 2016 Harvard Business School Women’s Leadership Forum. Kelly resides in Massachusetts with her husband and two children. Over her desk, she has a print that reads, “Here’s to Strong Women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” She’s striving to do all three.