School Days: Tips for Mom When the Kids Head Back to School

Yolanda Lee Conyers, VP of World Wide Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, Lenovo It’s that time of year again: we’ve got our class assignments, school supply lists, and shopping excursions for those all-important back-to-school fashions. Whether the kids are starting kindergarten or finishing high school, the start of a new school year is an exciting, yet stressful, time for parents and kids. For successful working moms, the stress can be compounded by the competing responsibilities of work and home. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be so bad. Here are some tips that I’ve learned to make…
September 2, 2016

Lenovo Announced as Finalist for PR News CSR Awards

Lenovo has been named a finalist to receive the PR News Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award in three categories: Non Profit/Corporate Partnership, Corporate-Community Partnership and Diversity Communications. The awards honor the most outstanding communications efforts that exhibit an understanding of the power of CSR in public relations. Winners will be announced at the PR News Awards Luncheon on March 15 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “The PR News CSR Award nominations underscore Lenovo’s commitment to empowering our employees and the communities we serve,” says Yolanda Lee Conyers, vice president of human resources worldwide and chief diversity officer…
February 26, 2016

3 Lessons for High School STEM Students

Last week, I spent the morning with about 30 high school students in Raleigh, NC who are studying to become engineers. As part of a partnership between Lenovo and the National Academies Foundation (NAF), I was on hand to deliver Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and YOGA 2 tablets to young people from under-represented populations in urban and rural areas of the U.S. As part of the Lenovo Scholar Network these students are learning how to build apps, in addition to using MIT App Inventor software. They work in teams during the school year, and compete against other teams in local and national…
September 30, 2015

Empowering Our Girls to Choose STEM Careers

More than 80 percent of the jobs created in the next decade will require knowledge of technology. So what that means is that pretty much any type of job or work the next generation chooses to do, having a technology understanding will be key to their success. Yet, today, teenage girls use computers and the internet at the same rate as boys, yet do not pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Here are a few startling facts about the decline of girls in STEM                                                                                     Facts about women and STEM: 1. ‘The female participation rate for engineering, computer…
September 7, 2015

One Year Anniversary of The Lenovo Way

It has been exactly one year since we began our journey as authors. And when two women tell the story about the #1 PC company in the world, it creates interesting conversations and responses. One response we have been pleased and surprised to see is how The Lenovo Way: Managing a Diverse Global Company for Optimal Performance is being well received by audiences across the globe. In fact, we recently published a version in Chinese; and last month we learned our story would be available in Indonesian and Russian later this year. Wow! When we have an opportunity to share…
August 27, 2015

Taking care of myself means taking time away from work — and not feeling guilty about it.

I just returned from an incredible two-week vacation where I was totally ‘checked out’ from work.  It took a lot to completely unplug and I must admit it has taken a while not to feel a twinge of guilt about it.  However, early in my career I learned the hard way that if I don’t take care of myself — then my body will make me pay for it. Too many women in the workforce, especially leaders with company wide responsibilities, find it difficult to completely step away from work.  When we don’t take a much needed break, we can…
August 13, 2015

The Lenovo Way is Now Available in Mandarin

When we published The Lenovo Way in August of last year, we had no idea how well it would be received. The story of how people from very different backgrounds can work together -- and win together -- by overcoming challenges and embracing differences carries a universal message. Today, we are pleased to announce that this message will be available in Mandarin. We launch Mandarin version of the book in Beijing, China on May 29. Through the Mandarin translation we are both very humbled and pleased to make our message accessible to more than 1 billion people in China. Find…
May 27, 2015

At Lenovo Culture Drives Innovation

It’s often said that what matters the most is invisible. When it comes to Lenovo’s innovative computers, tablets and smart phones – the magic recipe for bringing these to life that lies behind the scenes is our people and the culture of Lenovo. On May 28th, Lenovo will host its first exclusive global event to demonstrate our current innovations, along with our vision of computing and other emerging technologies for the next five years – including announcements of new and exciting products and technologies. Lenovo Tech World will take place at the heart of a high-tech innovation center, Beijing, China,…
May 20, 2015