Episode #838 Yolanda Conyers: Managing a Diverse Global Company for Optimal Performance

Hero 79e62a4802af4fd58c44976a05791ac9 medium

Moe and Yolanda Conyers discuss how to run a truly international company and turn adversity into advantage


W1siziisijiwmtuvmdevmjyvmtivmzkvmtivndq1l3bob3rvlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtawedewmcmixv0

Yolanda Conyers

Author at The Lenovo Way View Full Profile

The Lenovo Way

In the November 24, 2014 issue of The New Yorker, James Surowiecki published a compelling piece on why Silicon Valley continues to be a man’s world.  “Tech companies may pride themselves on being meritocracies,” he writes “...but unconscious biases shape the way they hire and promote.”  There’s certainly no denying the striking resemblance among the rosters of Tech’s superpowers, still when you observe the transformation taking place at a global powerhouse like Lenovo, you see why promoting diversity is ‘genuinely good for business.’

As the Worldwide Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, Yolanda Lee Conyers has earned great acclaim in navigating through cultural and human boundaries to help Lenovo leverage the strengths of a global workforce that represents more than 60 nations.  In her book, The Lenovo Way, she and her co-author Gina Qiao take us on a world tour with Lenovo to demonstrate why the soul of a company is the key to igniting human ingenuity across borders.  Here’s what we’ll discuss:

  • What’s the mindset that governs the Lenovo Way

  • How 60+ cultures merge into a cohesive whole

  • The impact on Lenovo of having 40% of the workforce represented by women

  • Why having a zero mindset shifts your perspective

  • The 4 P’s + Pioneers that guide performance at Lenovo

  • What Diversity really means inside Lenovo

  • Why STEM education is the missing ingredient for arising women