Amazon Operations Manager combines work with community development – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A woman rose through the ranks at Amazon while running a nonprofit.
Ariana Diggs, operations manager at Amazon’s Sparrows Point fulfillment center, finds time in her busy schedule to run a nonprofit with her sister called LOVE—A Community Development Foundation.
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The foundation strives to bring existing resources to those who need them to have an immediate impact.
“I started as an L4 area manager coming in and being able to be promoted through the process and breaking the bias of being a woman in operations – I’m very blessed and grateful to be doing this,” said said Ariana Diggs.
Diggs said women need to have an impact across the world.
“As people, we have to be the change in the community, in order to see the change in the community,” she said.
Diggs said her love for helping others started at a young age.
“My love for nonprofits grew as a child in the church, being able to volunteer and help the community,” she said.
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Now she’s been able to combine her two worlds by linking her nonprofit with Amazon.
Diggs says that every two weeks his organization receives donations such as household items, groceries, personal protective equipment and has been able to give back to the community.
The partnership with Amazon will allow Diggs and his sister to provide groceries to more than 300 people in Baltimore through their “In my BAGG” event.
Diggs is an inspiration to others, and his hard work, both at work and in life, does not go unnoticed.
“It’s just been a personal pleasure to watch her grow both professionally and personally as we support her charity and also watch her grow and help serve our customers in the Baltimore area,” the CEO said. ‘Amazon, Haley Davis.
Diggs plans to continue to climb the ranks at Amazon and continue to help his community.
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“You can do whatever you decide to be here at Amazon and in life in general,” she said.