Cynthia Overton

Director of Tech Workplace Initiatives
Kapor Center

Cynthia Overton, Ph.D., is Director of Tech Workplace Initiatives at the Kapor Center, where she provides diversity and inclusion-related education opportunities and resources through focused initiatives for tech professionals. This includes spearheading Diversity Advocates, a group of more than 1,300 members dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce throughout the tech industry. Overton also serves as co-principal investigator for a research study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that seeks to expand the evidence-based understanding of HBCU STEM learning environments in which undergraduate students are most likely to thrive and subsequently go on to attain doctoral degrees in science and engineering. In addition to her work at the Kapor Center, Overton is also founder of, a collection of resources for corporate leaders, practicing and aspiring tech professionals, and entrepreneurs interested in diversity inclusion in tech.

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