Join us, Leang Chung, Founder/CEO/HR strategist/coach, and Cindy Kynard, CMO/Educator, as we share our career journeys through corporate, entrepreneurship and back again. We’ll engage you with a lively interactive session on how to share your voice, have impact and thrive today as women of...
Join us, Leang Chung, Founder/CEO/HR strategist/coach, and Cindy Kynard, CMO/Educator, as we share our career journeys through corporate, entrepreneurship and back again. We’ll engage you with a lively interactive session on how to share your voice, have impact and thrive today as women of color.
Did you know - Pre-pandemic, women owned businesses represented 42% of all businesses per Amex. And in corporate America today “49% of Black women feel that their race or ethnicity will make it harder for them to get a raise, promotion, or chance to get ahead, compared to just 3% of white women and 11% of women overall.” per LeanIn.org.
In this chat, we hope to help you identify:
How entrepreneurship can be a viable avenue for growth past your “glass ceiling” or brick wall
Key attributes, strengths and watch outs for your career, especially in our “new normal” of social consciousness and digital transformation
Any pressing questions about how to market yourself
Meet The Speakers
Cindy Kynard is a marketing leader whose mission is to connect audiences with inspiring experiences through brands, cultural events, and education, for raised awareness and social impact.
She advises businesses and individuals how to best define and build their brand voice across digital, social, event and retail media, to drive revenue. For consumer ( e.g., L’Oreal, Mars Chocolate) and non profit (e.g., Apollo Theater, Youth INC) client brands alike, Cindy analyzes audience, stakeholder and sales trends to create the best solution or plan.
Being a NYC native and 1st generation college graduate she knows the value of cultural pride, community and education for it’s been integral to her own success. And as a Black woman she’s especially endeared to helping people of color and women achieve their best. Hence her work as an adjunct professor and mentor.
As actor/comedian David Alan Grier has shared “America is grappling with cultural diversity, and I just want to put a show on that represents the world in which I live.”
Growing up with limited resources, Leang Chung experienced what it’s like to be underestimated and the importance of access in order to get ahead. Coaching, mentoring and helping other underestimated people succeed is what gives her purpose. She doesn’t believe in following a rule book in life, which is why she felt perfectly fine quitting her comfortable corporate job and trading that time to build her own company that she launched during the pandemic (!). Leang is now the Founder & CEO of Pelora Stack, a learning content provider in the form of online courses, toolkits and career coaching to transform the next generation of HR leaders. She also serves on the Board at the Global Connections for Women (GC4W) Foundation. Leang holds a M.A. degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a M.S. degree in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University.