Lizz Wainwright

Senior Marketing Manager, Amazon Prime Video Europe | Class of 2008

Lizz is Senior Marketing Manager, Amazon Prime Video Europe. She has also worked at Amazon and L’Oreal in a variety of product management roles over 5 years following her first class degree BA Marketing and Management at Newcastle University.

“After Wakefield Girls’, I gained a First Class Honours degree in Marketing & Management from Newcastle University, before moving to London to work in Marketing at L’Oréal. After 5 years, I switched up my career and am now a Senior Product Manager at Amazon. I develop customer experience strategy based on insight and feedback to constantly improve the site. I love that my job lets me harness my obsession with people and what motivates them, and that I can invent things from being an idea in my head to a multi-million pound product that hundreds of thousands of people see every day. My time at WGHS undeniably taught me to question everything (in a good way!) and gave me the confidence to do so. Having teachers who always challenged me to do better and see my potential has made me jump out of my comfort zone on more than one occasion. I’m motivated by learning and discovering new things so it was inevitable that I’d find a career where no two days are the same. My one piece of advice is that opportunity can come when you least expect it; keep your eyes and ears open, build a network and be willing to change your mind!”

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