Lenovo Selected for 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
Lenovo has been recognized as one of 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.
The index includes firms from 10 sectors headquartered across 36 countries and regions. Collectively, these firms have a combined market capitalization of USD9 trillion and employ more than 15 million people, of which 7 million are women, around the world. Thirteen markets are represented for the first time this year and include Argentina, Mainland China, Israel and South Africa.
“It’s an honor to be recognized,” said Seth Smiley-Humphries, Director of Global Diversity for Lenovo. “Lenovo is putting diversity and inclusion at the forefront of its workplace culture and client relationships, and to be considered for this acknowledgement is evidence that we’re working in the right direction toward achieving better opportunities for all.”
Lenovo recently released its first Global Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Report to share an ongoing commitment to increasing worldwide representation and opportunity. Lenovo has a global employee base of over 54,000 employees, operating in more than 60 countries around the world, with women comprising 35% of the workforce.
Women currently represent 18.8% of global executive positions within the company. Lenovo is progressing toward a goal of achieving 20% global women executives by the year 2020 through programs like the Women’s Leadership Development Program, dedicated to advancing high-potential females through professional development training.
“Lenovo’s GEI inclusion is a strong indicator to its employees, investors and industry peers alike that it is leading by example to advance ongoing efforts for a truly inclusive workplace.” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club.