Wei-Li ChongWei-Li Chong

U.S. President of MindGym

Wei-Li Chong is the U.S. President of MindGym, a behavior change company that has helped business leaders transform their organizations for over 20 years. He leads the rapid growth of MindGym’s U.S. operations, headquartered in NYC and directs teams across the country. MindGym works to change the culture of many ambitious companies, including more than half the S&P 100, as well as mid-size and smaller businesses, by translating behavioral science into a unique set of experiences, products and tools that create company-wide behavioral change. With a background in human resources and business operations, Wei-Li is an expert in building high-performing cultures that have measurable impact on business performance.

Prior to joining MindGym, he served as President of KinderCare, the largest provider of childcare and early learning services in the U.S., where he oversaw more than 30,000 employees. Wei-Li was tapped for the role after working as Executive Vice President of HR for the company and leading the organization’s cultural turnaround by developing a “people first” philosophy that bridged culture, data and analytics to drive business results.

He is credited with transforming the business and delivering record company performance. Wei-Li’s extensive background also includes a position as SVP, Human Resources for women’s retailer Ann, Inc., home of the prominent Ann Taylor brand.

Wei-Li Chong is based in New York City at the MindGym Americas headquarters.

Takes part in

May, 21 6:00 PM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Rehumanizing Work in an Age of Accelerating Technological Progress

How do we rehumanize our workplaces and boost empathy in the age of accelerating technological progress? Our speakers will cover the following topics:

  • The dominance of the digital identity inside and outside the office
  • Boosting emotional intelligence, compassion and understanding within hybrid teams of remote and offline workers
  • New type of humane behavior in a digital environment
Annie Yu Chief of Staff at Vox Media
Sandra Healy CEO at inclusio, Founding Director of the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion
Wei-Li Chong U.S. President of MindGym
Scott Domann Chief People Officer at Calm
May, 21 10:00 PM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Current State of Diversity & Inclusion: Panel on Polarization

How should we lead on inclusion in the new environment? Looking at the research over the past 12 months, the panel will discuss:

  • Is polarization getting worse or better?
  • Is there too much of a focus on race?
  • ‘Heat’ vs ‘light’ approaches to driving social and behavioral change
  • How we can talk about race and other high stakes issues in ways that help
  • Is there a difference between what our organization needs vs. what it is ready for?
Wei-Li Chong U.S. President of MindGym
Dr. Janet Ahn Chief Behavioural Science Officer at MindGym 
Tessa West Associate Professor at New York University (NYU)
Khalil Smith Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement at Akamai