Senior Vice President Of Engineering, Smartsheet
Cynthia is an engineering leader and DEI advocate. As SVP of Engineering at Smartsheet, she supports teams that build core user experiences for collaborative work management. Throughout her career, she's led teams building consumer, retail, and enterprise software. In 2015, she took a path less traveled and became Executive Director of Ada Developers Academy, a software development training program for women, trans and non-binary people. She tripled the size of Ada’s program, graduating over 120 diverse software engineers from marginalized communities. She is also a professional facilitator for the Ally Skills Workshop, training hundreds of technology professionals in self-awareness and ally skills. Cynthia is committed to building inclusive teams and empowering BIPOC people through her work as an industry mentor, a vocal advocate for underrepresented minorities, and investor in small businesses founded by BIPOC people. In her spare time, she teaches and practices aerial acrobatics.