Diversity & Inclusion
Connected People Change the World
As a uniquely global business, diversity is one of Lenovo’s greatest strengths. Our leaders throughout the world hold a deep commitment to innovation and a far-reaching mindset fueled by a sense of our long-term responsibility. Read our 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report to learn more.Read the Diversity Report The Research Companion
A truly global enterprise
Lenovo has always recognized the importance of diversity in competing in a diverse world. From our earliest days, we have embraced a global mindset, blending two distinct cultures of East and West into one company, and integrating the businesses into a multi-headquarter operational model that allows us to centralize processes and platforms, while enabling local flexibility.
Leading by example
A diverse business model starts at the top. We believe that a global workforce should reflect the global customers that it serves, and this begins with leadership that is representative of the various cultures and ethnicities that comprise our internal talent.
Striving for balance
We know that businesses thrive when there's equality among gender - at all levels of an organization. Thanks to global initiatives like the Women’s Leadership Development Program, women represent 18.2% of all individuals promoted to executive ranks within Lenovo, and Chairman and CEO, Yang Yuanqing has doubled his number of female direct reports since 2016. As a sponsor of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society we’re helping to ensure that women’s voices are heard within Lenovo and around the world.Learn more about our sponsorship.
Advocacy from the top
A message from our Chief Diversity Officer
As a global technology leader, Lenovo touches the lives of millions of people from all walks of life—from the talent that we employ around the world to the solutions and experiences we deliver to our customers. Poised at the forefront of the next wave of technological innovation, we are ushering in an era of Intelligent Transformation. In this bold new era big data, 5G, mobile, smart devices, and AI harness the power of technology to deliver new models for how we live, work, and play. In an ever-changing and increasingly diversified world, technology serves as the great equalizer, leading to more opportunity, greater connectivity, and the ability to transcend historic and cultural limitations to people in all corners of the world.
We believe that technology companies have and the capability and the profound responsibility to champion diversity and inclusion. Not only in the products and services we provide, but also in the values we foster and our internal practices. Innovating for a diverse world requires a diversity of perspective. As such, diversity is a business imperative at Lenovo. It ensures that we not only embrace the best, most disruptive ideas. It also allows us to better understand and address our customers’ needs.
Lenovo has always pursued a path of inclusion and we’ve built a culture where all can belong—but our work is not done. With new research, data, and insights, we continue to evolve our approach of building inclusive leadership behaviors and fostering diverse and inclusive systems through increased accountability and training.
Our goal is simple: People should no longer have to change themselves to fit the world. Instead, the world will change to fit its people – all of its people. Technology can and should be a positive catalyst for change and evolution. Lenovo is channeling this capability to build a smarter future, where everyone thrives, together.
Chief Diversity Officer
President, Lenovo Foundation