Executive Director of The Boone Family Foundation, Cynthia Yung: "It was great to hear from strong Asian women who are changing the stereotypes of model minorities.
Cynthia Yung - Cynthia currently serves as Executive Director of The Boone Family Foundation, a resource for social change.
In this role, she
is responsible for identifying and recommending grants for nonprofit organizations that focus on supporting programs which advance equity for women and girls, improve quality of life for children and promote environmental stewardship.
Cynthia also serves on advisory boards for The Real Estate Council Community Fund and Texas Women Ventures and steering committees for the Zero to Five Funders Collaborative and Commit!
Early Childhood Council
More than a decade of volunteer work on international mission trips and serving on nonprofit boards have paved the way for Ms. Yung's
transition from the corporate world to the nonprofit world.
A Telecom industry veteran, her
previous corporate career includes roles in sales, strategic marketing, manufacturing operations and finance for Nortel Networks
earned a Chartered Professional Accountant designation at Ernst & Young
and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Canada.
WHO: Kim Phan - Senior Manager of eSports at Blizzard, Grace Borrero Moss - Manager of Entertainment Diversity Initiatives at NBC, Doualy Xaykaothao - Senior Reporter for KERA, Thear Sy Suzuki - Managing Partner at Ernst & Young, LeUyen Pham - Award-winning Children's Book Author/Illustrator, Cynthia Yung - Executive Director of The Boone Family Foundation, Lesley Varghese - Attorney/Activist, Executive Director and General Counsel at Asian American Resource Center, Inc., Welcome remarks by Sylvia Komatsu - Executive VP/Chief Content Officer at KERA, Moderated by Tammy Nguyen Lee - ATG President/Founder, Film/TV Producer, Actor and Philanthropist