Wendy Lewis

Global Chief Diversity Officer|McDonald’s

Wendy Lewis is responsible for guiding McDonald’s Global Diversity and Inclusion efforts across all McDonald’s Corporation business functions to enrich the organization’s history and culture of opportunity, growth and economic impact within diverse communities and strategic partnerships.  Her primary focus is to direct the “Diversity IS Inclusion” business strategy as the value proposition for total employee engagement for business results.   She is also responsible for creating innovative and measurable strategic alliances with internal and external stakeholders and partners as well as support the pipeline development of diverse and inclusive representation within the workforce.

A major development of her “Diversity IS Inclusion” business strategy is to execute the development, design and facilitation of a modern and progressive education platform that builds culturally intelligent leaders and grows McDonalds’ brand purpose, “Making delicious feel good moments easy for everyone.”


Prior to joining McDonald’s, Wendy spent almost 30 years at Major League Baseball (MLB), where she developed and implemented numerous innovative and successful metric-driven strategies and initiatives throughout the League and the sports industry. She designed MLB’s Diversity Economic Impact Engagement.  The “DEIE” model was developed to advance MLB’s workforce and supply chain engagement levels, league-wide.

She is also the creator of Major League Baseball’s Diversity Business Summit. The Summit is an unprecedented diversity employment and procurement conference and trade fair that has transformed the workforce and supplier pipelines for Major League Baseball. “DBS”  brought together job seekers, business owners, emerging entrepreneurs and community leaders to network with MLB’s Commissioner, Ownership, key executives and the heads of Human Resources and Procurement from all 30 Clubs, its Central Office, Advanced Media, MLB Network, and Minor League Baseball.


She has been recognized as a pioneer and global leader and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions.  She has been featured in a variety of publications and is a highly regarded key note speaker and subject matter expert.


Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.