The Courage Effect

Sharing Her Indigenous Experience: Fawn Sanchez

Suzanne speaks with diversity thought leader Fawn Sanchez, who is Shoshone Bannock from Fort Hall, Idaho. They talk about her journey from growing up on a reservation, joining the US Army, to working at Amazon where she’s currently the sole Native American person at her level in the organization. 

Fawn Sanchez is currently a Senior Learning Business Partner in AWS,. She has broad experience spanning Human Resources, Learning & Development, Program Management, and the Technical training space. Prior to coming to Amazon, Fawn served and worked in the US Army.

Fawn is also the President of Amazon’s Indigenous Employee Resource Group, where she drives programs to support Indigenous communities internally and externally, recruitment and retention programs for Indigenous employees, and the creation of innovative technology solutions to meet the needs of underrepresented communities.