Lesley Slaton Brown
Chief Diversity Officer at HP Inc.
Lesley Slaton Brown is the Chief Diversity Officer at HP. With more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Lesley has a unique ability to align and build strategy across organizations and drive business outcomes within corporations, start-ups and non-profits. Coupling her global marketing, branding, communications and diversity and inclusion experience, with a deep passion for social entrepreneur and leadership development, she has led key efforts to address the digital divide and build sustainable enterprise in Senegal, West Africa.
Most recently, Lesley served as the Principal Investigator for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), “Go West” Computing Project. This project focused on broadening representation of women and minorities in computing education and careers. Lesley was recently awarded the 2016 Woman of the Year in Technology by Silicon Valley’s Chapter of National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., in addition to the 2016 Multicultural Leadership Award by the National Diversity Council.
Lesley was twice recognized by Black Enterprise as a Top Executive in Marketing and Advertising, Savoy Magazine as a Top Influential Woman in Corporate America and was featured in Diversity Journal’s Leaders Publication. Lesley believes strongly in giving back to the community.
As a former Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, Charter Co-founder and Chairperson of Volunteer’s For Youth, Lesley has also sat on the Board of Directors for The Boise State University Foundation, Boise State University Alumni Association, and the Idaho Black History Museum. Lesley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Marketing from Boise State University. She was a NCAA Scholarship recipient where she lettered in Women’s Basketball. She is based at HP’s. headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.