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Lesley Slaton Brown

Chief Diversity Officer, HP INC.

Lesley has a unique ability to inspire leaders to embed strategies across organizations and drive business impact. She has led key efforts to address the digital divide and build sustainable enterprise in Senegal, West Africa. 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 program focused on broadening participation and access for minorities and girls in computing education.

Lesley has earned numerous industry accolades from Woman of the Year in

Technology by Silicon Valley’s Chapter of National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Black Enterprise Top Executive 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.

Lesley believes strongly in giving back to the community. She has served 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 from Boise State University. She was a NCAA Scholarship recipient where she lettered in Women’s Basketball. Lesley works at HP headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.

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