Worldwide representation of females in the workplace is on the rise at Lenovo, the company revealed in its 2019 Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) report. In its second edition, Lenovo shares its progress on strategic diversity metrics and emphasizes its commitment to advancing diversity initiatives across the business.
Among the findings, Lenovo reports 36.2 percent female employees worldwide, a 1.2 percent increase in workforce representation from its inaugural report in 2018. Traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic groups are also on the rise in executive ranks in the U.S. workforce, representing 27.4 percent of executive roles and bringing Lenovo within striking distance of achieving its goal of 28 percent by 2020.
New this year, the report features statistics on hiring, attrition, and technical vs. non-technical roles across global gender and U.S. racial and ethnic groups. Additionally, the report details updated statistics for the success of leadership development programs for women and traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic groups, as well as expanded employee resource group programs and new partnerships.
“We’re broadening the aperture this year to give a better understanding of our employee lifecycle,” says Yolanda Conyers, chief diversity officer for Lenovo and president of the Lenovo Foundation. “Adding this new layer of transparency further holds us accountable for goal-setting and continuing to meet our targets.”