View From The Top: Cynt Marshall
View From The Top is the dean’s premier speaker series where students interview well-respected leaders from around the world who share insights on effective leadership, their personal core values, and lessons learned throughout their career.
Cynt Marshall is the CEO of the Dallas Mavericks. She has been a dynamic force for inclusion and diversity within the Mavericks organization and over a 36-year career at AT&T. When Cynt was hired as the CEO of the Mavs in March 2018, she set her sights on a culture transformation. Her vision was for the Mavericks organization to become the NBA standard for inclusion and diversity. Cynt brought transparency, trust, and her values-based leadership style that evolved the company culture in her first 100 days.
Prior to her joining the Mavs, Cynt founded Marshalling Resources, a consulting firm specializing in leadership, diversity, and inclusion; culture transformation; and overall optimization of people resources. Upon the company naming its first chief inclusion officer in June 2017, Cynt worked with The Dow Chemical Company to develop and implement a strategy for institutionalizing an inclusive culture. Dow was named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity List” in 2018 and has since been identified on Fortune’s “Great Place to Work” lists.
Cynt’s reputation as a leader began many years ago as a young Officer at AT&T and grew exponentially when she served as senior vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer at AT&T. There she was responsible for identifying and developing leaders, aligning employees with the company’s vision and priorities, overseeing major business unit HR support, performance development, employee engagement, skills transformation initiatives, EEO, and affirmative action. Cynt also led the team that created a world-class diversity and inclusion culture, landing AT&T in the top 3 on DiversityInc’s 2017 top 50 list of companies. She also spearheaded the work that for the first time placed AT&T on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2017, one of only two Fortune 50 companies.
This event is only open to current Stanford GSB students to attend. Students will receive an email announcement and reminders that include links to register to attend virtually.