When we live by our values other people notice. At Lenovo, one of our key values is diversity and inclusion, and every day I am inspired by Lenovo’s commitment to our greatest resource – our human capital. Our employees are diverse and we believe these differences make us better – for both our company and our products. Our commitment was recently recognized by the Human Rights Campaign – Corporate Equality Index (HRC- CEI). We are very proud to share that Lenovo scored a perfect 100 on this index, which measures how well corporations embrace differences amongst its workforce, specifically from the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community. What makes this recognition more special is that this is Lenovo’s first year participating in the HRC-CEI Index.
Lenovo is a global team guided by integrity and trust. We know our perfect HRC-CEI score means we are on the right track and that our culture and policies are making a difference for the LGBT employees at Lenovo, as well as all of our employees globally. We have grown by acquisitions over the years and we understand how different cultures, opinions and insights come together and create something even stronger. We build trust by creating a culture where employees bring their LGBT identity to the workplace. As a senior leader and Chief Diversity Officer at Lenovo, I have special ownership in making our culture inclusive, however, it is team effort:
We have benefits that focus on attracting best-in-class talent and ensuring equity and fairness to our transgender and LGB employees.
Our Motorola/Lenovo Foundation supports LGBT entrepreneurs through grants and contributions to build capacity and help innovate new product/services
Starting with our CEO and Chairman Yang Yuanqing, our top leaders across the globe provide guidance and support to LGBT equality in the workplace and support our grassroots efforts with our LGBT groups in Chicago, Bratislava and other locations around the world.
If you are part of the Lenovo family, you probably don’t need to be reminded of the business value of LGBT inclusion – enhanced engagement, increased innovation, decreased cost due to turnover, enhanced employer brand and the ability to attract young tech savvy individuals. Thank you for being a part of our success and recognition in this area. If you are not part of the Lenovo family and are considering becoming a Lenovo employee who is LGBT or LGBT friendly we, want you to know you are welcome here – all across the globe.
Yolanda Lee Conyers
VP, Worldwide HR and Chief Diversity Officer
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