Lesley Slaton Brown has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. Lesley has a unique ability to inspire and drive senior leaders to embed diversity and inclusion strategies across organizations and demonstrate impact from the boardroom to the business.
Lesley strongly believes “the time for talk is over, the time for action is now”. She operates with a growth mindset, is a problem solver and builder and disarms leaders to have the difficult conversations around diversity and inclusion. She has led key efforts to address the digital divide and build sustainable enterprise in Senegal, West Africa and is passionate about social impact and humanity.
Lesley served as the Principal Investigator for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Computing Project and is Co-founder of Curated Pathways to Innovation (CPI), a collective impact solution focused on broadening participation and access for minorities and women in STEM education and careers.
Lesley was recently named to the Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity list by Black Enterprise and has earned numerous industry accolades from Woman of the Year in Technology by Girls in Tech, Black Enterprise Top Executives in Marketing and Advertising, Savoy Magazine’s Top Influential Woman in Corporate America and has served as the 2017 Commencement speaker for University of California – Merced’s School of Engineering and Sciences, where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Nominations Committee.
Lesley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Boise State University and recently completed Stanford’s Graduate School of Business’ inaugural Black Leaders Program. She was a NCAA Scholarship recipient where she lettered in Women’s Basketball. Lesley works at HP Inc. headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.