HEBRON, Ky. — To celebrate Black History Month, Spectrum News 1 is highlighting African Americans around the state who are working to advance their communities and serve as role models.
One woman is helping ensure shoppers’ precious packages are getting to them on time, and intact, in Northern Kentucky.
What You Need To Know
- Ericka Harrison has quickly moved up the ranks into a leadership position at the Amazon Air Hub in Northern Kentucky
- Harrison is also a leader in her local community
- She takes her role as an inspiration to other black women seriously
- Harrison also serves as the Director of Professional Development for Amazon’s Black Employee Network
Ericka Harrison spent ten years building jet engines for a local company. Now she gets to stand next to them as she helps facilitate timely deliveries for one of the biggest companies in the world: Amazon.
“I have a lot of encounters with our employees, being out on the production floor. But the main responsibility is to make sure that all this freight that comes off our airplanes goes into our beautiful sort center, sorted, and then put back on these aircraft, to get out on time to fulfill those customer orders,” Harrison said.
She was recently promoted to Senior Sort Operations Manager at the Amazon Air Hub at KCVG after just two years with the company. She previously was a site manager at AMZL facilities, then change Ops manager at KCVG.
A former Division 1 college volleyball player, Harrison is a natural leader, not only in her professional life, but in her community.
“To provide, to showcase Black females who are rising up in our community, I do think about it every day, believe it or not,” she said. “I have three children at home, and that’s why I am here every day, being that Black woman, showing them that possibilities are endless.”
Whether it’s giving meals to children during the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching virtual classes, or working with young athletes with her husband Vince, Harrison said she’s dedicated to giving back.
“She’s always been super ambitious. Got a go-getter mentality,” Vince Harrison said. “She puts her mind to something. She’s always been able to go push some limits, and just achieve things that she may have doubted herself on.”
She also helps Black employees advance their careers by serving as the Director of Professional Development for Amazon’s Black Employee Network.
For someone who’s accomplished what she has, Harrison said her goals are simple.
“Continue to break through glass ceilings, and continue to inspire and challenge other women to grow with me,” she said.
She’s committed to opening as many doors as possible, fostering a diverse workforce, and building a culture that is welcoming and inclusive so that others’ careers can take off as hers has.
Amazon BEN is an officially recognized affinity group where employees come together across businesses and locations around the world.