Author and Robinhood’s Vice President of Inclusion, Equity and Belonging
Cynthia Owyoung is the author of “All Are Welcome: How to Build a Real Workplace Culture of Inclusion that Delivers Results,” a playbook for driving progress in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging inside organizations. She is also Robinhood’s Vice President of Inclusion, Equity and Belonging, partnering with business leaders, employee resource groups and the people experience team to support Robinhood’s mission to democratize finance for all.
In addition, Cynthia founded Breaking Glass Forums, a consultancy developing strategies to accelerate diverse leadership and inclusive organizations. She has established and led diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for over 15 years as an executive at organizations in multiple industries, including Charles Schwab, GitHub, and Yahoo!. Cynthia is known for driving cultural transformations, integrating a diversity and inclusion lens into all aspects of a company from talent management to product development.
Prior to her calling in human resources, Cynthia launched a strategic planning consultancy, increasing the capabilities of nonprofit and for-profit organizations in organizational development, brand marketing, and business strategy. She also built a decade-long career as a Brand Strategist for leading global brands and advertising agencies, developing campaigns for Microsoft, Levi Strauss, and Apple.
Cynthia currently serves on the Board of Directors for AbilityPath, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering people with special needs to achieve their full potential. She earned an MBA in organizational behavior from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, a bachelor’s in marketing and finance from UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, also from UC Berkeley.