Meet your facilitator
VP - Operations, Membership & Belonging, One Step Closer
Cynthia is an inspired, “human-first” champion of people, projects and organizations with a goal of implementing systems and practices that use diversity, belonging and inclusion as catalysts to ensure sustainable, socially responsible, profitable growth. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from Mills College; is an enthusiastic believer in proactive risk-identification and mitigation using Powerful Non-Defensive Communication and has spent the last few decades guiding groups as they define, ramp-up on and launch complex IT, Web/SaaS and "Culture Shift" initiatives - resulting in:
- structurally efficient
- opportunity enhancing
- revenue generating
Projects and Programming that support, engage and "level up" systemically marginalized individuals and communities while also, positively, contributing to organizational capacity, resilience and financial stability.