Cynthia H. Bowman
Chief Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Officer
Cynthia H. Bowman is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Talent Acquisition Officer for Bank of America. She serves as the chief strategist for D&I and talent acquisition globally, focused on leading programs, initiatives and policies that actively support the bank’s diverse and inclusive workplace and recruitment strategies.
In this role, Cynthia leads the bank’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Council, comprised of senior leaders from across the company and also leads the company’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Organization (GDIO), which supports enterprise-wide diversity initiatives, diversity conferences, strategic partner management and sponsorships, diversity awards and recognition, diversity metrics and data reporting, and oversight to the employee networks for more than 150,000 memberships and allies across the globe. She also leads a team of talent acquisition professionals responsible for filling tens of thousands of positions annually with the highest quality candidates to meet business needs. In both roles, Bowman partners with the lines of business and the bank’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council to drive key talent outcomes across the enterprise.
Bowman joined Bank of America in 2007 and has served in various leadership roles throughout Global Human Resources. Prior to joining Bank of America, she was a Partner at Accenture where she was responsible for the deployment of performance sales and consulting projects.
Bowman has been recognized on the 2016 EBONY POWER 100 list, named one of Black Enterprise’s Top Executives in Corporate Diversity, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and received the Leadership Excellence award from the Tri-State Diversity Council. In 2017, she was named one of the 30 must-follow Diversity and Inclusion Thought Leaders by Findspark.com. Under Bowman’s leadership Bank of America has been recognized by various organizations and media around the world and received many notable awards, including the 2019 Catalyst Award, being named by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, and being named by Euromoney in 2016 and 2018 as the world’s best bank for diversity and inclusion.
Bowman graduated from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management with an MBA in Organization Behavior and Operations. She also has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from Spelman College. Bowman is a member of the Board Trustees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Northeast Region). Bowman also sits on the board of the Forte Foundation and is also a member of the 30% club steering committee and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) advisory board. Recently Bowman joined the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Corporate Advisory Board on Diversity and Inclusion and The Sphinx Organization Board of Directors. She is married and the mother of four children.