Coming from a family of educators, Glynis V. Lee, MBA, was taught to find her passion and that once she did, success would follow. She began her studies at 16, earning a Bachelor of Arts in environmental economics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1986. That same year, she embarked on her career with City Federal Savings Bank, where she learned to develop and program and became fascinated with the analytical side of the business. Returning to Rutgers, she achieved a Master of Business Administration in management information systems in 1991 before joining Merck & Co., Inc. as a project manager from 1991 to 1997. Ms. Lee went on to be certified by the Project Management Institute; in executive and high-performance leadership at Cornell University; and in diversity, equity and inclusion.
From 1997 to 2003, Ms. Lee served as the director of human resources and payroll systems at Cox Communications, Inc., also spending time as a project consultant with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. in 2003. She held the position of executive director of the Atlanta Public Schools from 2003 to 2008 and was the chief executive officer and managing consultant for Trinity Consulting/Lee Consulting Company from 2008 to 2020. During this time, Ms. Lee also contributed her skills as a consultant with Government Business Consultants from 2009 to 2010, the global domain head and regional lead of human resources technologies for Credit Suisse from 2010 to 2014 and a program manager for Morgan Stanley from 2014 to 2016.
Ms. Lee joined Infor as the senior director of business innovation in 2016, bringing with her considerable expertise in human resources technology, employee experience, and diversity, equity and inclusion. In 2020, she was promoted to vice president of inclusion, community and human resources technology, something she considers to be the highlight of her career as it is the culmination of years of hard work and passion, noting that she was regularly the only woman of color in many of her previous roles. Today, Ms. Lee’s duties not only encompass back-office work, shared services solutions, finance, and community inclusion but have expanded to include learning and development as well.
With Infor, Ms. Lee is in charge of ensuring that their human resources technology has the appropriate level of data visibility and process automation, as well as approaching all tasks with an eye toward inclusion to make sure that everyone feels like they belong. This has been accomplished by providing tools for leaders and employees to give them the know-how to conduct themselves in a manner that promotes a culture of respect and humility. Through her work, she has created an environment where the focus is on treating employees as individuals, not as simply part of a group. To further her skills, Ms. Lee is currently pursuing a doctorate in business administration and leadership at Walden University.
Outside of her primary responsibilities, Ms. Lee maintains affiliation with several professional organizations in order to keep abreast of developments in her field. These include the National Diversity Council, the Project Management Institute and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the first intercollegiate historically African American sorority. Active in supporting students, Ms. Lee previously served on the executive board of the Forever Pink Foundation, which provides scholarships and social awareness training to students, and currently serves as the chief financial officer of Teen of Today Excelling in Life.
For her excellence, Ms. Lee has been the recipient of a number of honors and accolades, including being named one of the Top Women in Diversity by CIO magazine in 2023. She had previously been featured among the Top 100 Diversity Officers and as one of the Most Influential African Americans in Business by the National Diversity Council in 2022. In 2021, the Women’s Information Network Inc. recognized her as one of the Best Employee Resource Groups. Beyond her professional endeavors, Ms. Lee notes that she is most proud of her two adopted children, Taurean and Eboni. She has also been blessed with one grandchild, Jayden.