As a global technology company, Lenovo has a strong role to play in advancing women in STEM. As a signatory to the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles and a global technology company, Lenovo is committed to advancing gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community. We are committed to attracting, retaining, and developing women for senior leadership positions.
Lenovo has a global employee base of more than 82,000 employees, operating in more than 180 markets around the world. Today, we have 21% of women filling our executives’ roles globally and we aim to grow the global representation of women in leadership roles to 27% by 2025. In Asia Pacific, we have increased the proportion of women in managerial roles, by 3.2% since 2020.
Lenovo has also been highlighted by the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), marking the fourth year that the company has been recognized for its achievements. The framework tracks the progress of 484 companies, in 11 sectors and 45 markets and regions around the world in women’s empowerment and equality in the workplace. This shows our continuous effort in building an inclusive and diverse workplace for our employees.
As part of our commitment to driving equity and parity in the workplace, Lenovo launched the Asia Pacific chapter of Women in Lenovo Leadership (WILL) in 2019. WILL is the company’s largest employee resource group (ERG) with chapters all around the world. WILL saw Lenovo’s female leaders from across the Asia Pacific region coming together to discuss how the company can take bold and decisive steps towards ensuring that women’s voices are heard around the world.
Lenovo remains committed to advancing women in STEM in our workforce and programs. We believe that to grow a global business and to continue to innovate, it is imperative to have a diversified viewpoint and, to do so, it starts with our people.