Cynthia Owyoung is the Founder and CEO of Breaking Glass Forums, accelerating diverse leaders and inclusive organizations. She has established and led diversity and inclusion initiatives for nearly 15 years at organizations both large and small, including GitHub, Yahoo, and Intuit. Ms. Owyoung is known for integrating a diversity and inclusion lens into all aspects of the business, from talent management to product development.
Prior to her calling in human resources, Ms. Owyoung launched a strategic planning consultancy, increasing the capabilities of non- 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. Ms. Owyoung currently serves on the Board of Directors for Abilities United, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement, inclusion, and independence of people with developmental disabilities. She earned an MBA in human resources from UCLA's Anderson School of Management, a BS in marketing and finance from UC Berkeley's Haas Business School, and a BA in psychology, also from UC Berkeley.