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Yolanda Lee Conyers
Chief Diversity Officer, President of the Lenovo Foundation, and Vice President of Global Human Resources
Lenovo

Yolanda Lee Conyers Brings D&I Transparency to Lenovo

Yolanda Lee Conyers is the Chief Diversity Officer, President of the Lenovo Foundation, and Vice President of Global Human Resources. Conyers brought her broad-based global experience in the tech industry to her position, and played a key role in transforming Lenovo from a Chinese heritage company to a culturally-integrated global brand. Believing that being transparent and public about diversity numbers is important to accountability, Yolanda led her team in launching Lenovo's first Global Diversity and Inclusion Report that details strategy, global demographics, and programs and policies. She currently supports eight executive committee members, setting HR direction, and designing strategic plans.

To gain new insights and drive innovation through D&I, Yolanda proactively puts herself in new and unexpected situations. She embraces life outside of her comfort zone, which leads to insights she would not have had otherwise. One example is accepting the opportunity to live and work in China for several years where she made new connections and gained a deeper understanding of the culture. Yolanda regularly mentors diverse people in their career journeys to honor the kind of assistance she has also received throughout her career and pay it forward.


Favorite Quote:
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Anonymous