Cynthia Bowman

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Bank of America

Cynthia H. Bowman is Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Bank of America. In this
role, she serves as the chief strategist for diversity and inclusion globally, focused on
leading programs, initiatives and policies that actively support the bank’s diverse and
inclusive workplace – in thought, style, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity,
culture and experience.
As part of her role, Cynthia serves on the bank's Global Diversity & Inclusion Council,
comprised of senior leaders from across the company responsible for keeping
diversity and inclusion at the forefront for managers throughout the company. She
leads the company’s global diversity and inclusion organization (GDIO), which
supports enterprise-wide diversity initiatives, diversity and inclusion learning,
strategic partner management and sponsorships, diversity awards and recognition,
and diversity metrics and data reporting. The GDIO also provides strategic oversight
to the bank’s 11 Employee Networks, made up of nearly 80,000 memberships and
allies around the globe.
Cynthia joined Bank of America in 2007 and has served in various leadership roles
throughout Global Human Resources. Prior to her current role, she was the Learning
Leadership Development and Diversity and Inclusion executive for the Global Wealth
and Investment Management businesses. She started at Bank of America in Executive
Leadership Development and later served as the Leadership Development executive
for the Global Human Resources organization, leading enterprise efforts in
Performance Management, Survey and Engagement, Cultural Assessments and
Integration, and Organizational Development.
Prior to joining Bank of America, she was a Partner at Accenture where she was
responsible for the deployment of performance sales and consulting projects.
Cynthia has been recognized by the Georgia National Diversity Council as one of the
“Most Powerful and Influential Women 2013,” and by Diversity MBA Magazine as
one of the top “50 Senior Executives Under 50.” She was also awarded a “2014
Trailblazer Award” by re:gender and in 2016, she was recognized by Black Enterprise
as a Top Executive in Corporate Diversity.
Cynthia graduated from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management with an
MBA in Organization Behavior and Operations. She also has a Bachelor of Industrial
Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from
Spelman College. Cynthia is married and the mother of four children.

Content Featuring Cynthia Bowman


Diversity of Thought Drives Innovation at Bank of America

October 3, 2016 | Cynthia Bowman, Namrata Yadav

To be an employer of choice requires the creation of a culture where there is acceptance and inclusion for every employee. In this podcast, Bank of America’s Cynthia Bowman, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Namrata Yadav, Senior Vice President Head of Diversity & Inclusion Learning, discuss the elements of a culture that allow employees to feel no fear in bringing their authentic selves to work.