New on the Strata Leadership Show!
Speaking with Nathan Mellor, Ed.D. is Cinthya L. Allen, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer.
In her role as Chief Diversity & Equity Officer, Cinthy a is member of the leadership cabinet within the City of Norman municipal government system. She is responsible for initiating a new business segment to include the development of mission and vision principles to support Diversity & Equity through pipelines for employee development, volunteerism, community engagement, and expanding educational opportunities to increase cultural awareness and opportunity access–as well as driving EEO and affirmative action policies.
Cinthya’s career has led her to roles of wide-ranging scope. Her background was formed through a 17-year career at a Fortune 9 Global Company where she led local teams of 25 up to a national organization of 11,000 members.
Her leadership extended internationally and grew deep Diversity & Equity roots with national organizations through Employee Resource Group leadership. Cinthya then pivoted to a career in academia as a director influencing strategic approaches across a multi-campus, Tier 1 University. She leads with a servant leadership approach, maximizing collaboration, engagement, and effectively influencing outcomes.
Cinthya has been recognized by receiving the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ award (2014) and graduating from the HITEC Emerging Executive Program (2015). She has been recognized as a 50 Making a Difference Honoree by The Journal Record (2016) and is a graduate and Lifetime Member of Leadership Oklahoma Class 31.
Most recently, she was awarded the Achievers Under 40 award by The Journal Record. Cinthya extends her leadership by serving on meaningful local boards, including Junior Achievement of OKC, the Latino Community Development Agency, and is a member of Oklahoma City Rotary Club 29. She is a native of Chihuahua, Mexico, and a proud University of Oklahoma alumna.