Bo Young Lee
Bo Young Lee
President, AnitaB.org Advisory
Bo Young Lee is a globally recognized human capital, DEI, and ESG executive, and widely sought-after public speaker, currently serving as President of Advisory at AnitaB.org. Most recently, Bo served as Uber Technologies’ first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer where she was tasked to lead the total transformation of the company’s culture, values, and environment of equity. Bo joined Uber in 2018 amidst an unprecedented internal and public DEI crisis and led the company to become a leader in the field. Uber has been named a best place to work for people with disabilities by the Disability Equality Index, a best place for LGBTQ employees by the Human Rights Campaign, is included in Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index, and is a Gold Place winner of UN Women’s WEPs Award. The number of underrepresented POC in leadership nearly tripled and the number of women in leadership doubled during Bo’s tenure at Uber.
Bo has helped hundreds of companies around the world during her 23 years of DEI work. Prior to joining Uber, Bo was the first Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Risk and Insurance Services businesses of Marsh McLennan. She also launched and led Aon Hewitt’s Global Emerging Workforce Solutions practice, the first DEI consultancy launched by a major consulting firm. Bo has also held diversity leadership roles at Ernst & Young, Working Mother Media, and National Grid. She served as a Director of Advisory Services at Catalyst, the leading nonprofit focused on the advancement of women in business. As a consultant and thought leader, she has helped clients achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. Past clients include award winners Marriott International, Northern Trust, John Deere, Allstate, Booz & Co., Discover, Aon, Human Rights Campaign, and McKesson.
Bo’s knowledge of global DEI implications is unique among her peers. She has led DEI projects and spoken on the topic in the US, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and across Asia. She is a trained practitioner of cross-cultural navigation and communications. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and Business Insider and has spoken on-air on MSNBC, Bloomberg News, and CNN.
Lee has an MBA with distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BBA magna cum laude from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In addition to her role at Uber, she provides pro-bono guidance as a D&I advisor to the League of American Orchestras, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. She has served on the Boards of Catalyst, AESC, and Korea University.
Bo lives in New York City with her partner John, her two daughters, Annabelle and Beatrice, and her two dogs, Betty and Mabel.