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Cynthia Lang

Mentor in Residence

Cynthia Lang is a seasoned fundraiser and connector who coordinates engagement activities and strategic conversations with colleagues in the Bay Area and worldwide. She has deep familiarity with Brazil—its business culture and language—and many of Cindy’s interests relate to Afro-Brazilian engagement, advocacy, and mentoring. In 2013, Cindy founded Go to Girl Enterprises, the umbrella organization under which all her ventures and passions fall.

Cindy serves on the Board of Action for India, Sustainable Conservation’s Advisory Board. She has been an Advisor to Embrace, a global enterprise that delivers low-cost solutions to improve health outcomes in developing countries. Cindy is a Mentor at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center to social entrepreneurs who promote social inclusion to refugees who have been relocated to Amsterdam and Kenya. Cindy is currently an active member of its Anti-Bias Working Group.

Cindy’s environmental interest extends beyond the Bay Area. For 10 years, she was an owner of a ranch in Montana where she and her family implemented many novel conservation practices.

Cindy also has strong philanthropic ties to Stanford, having served on the Stanford Associates Board of Governors, the Humanities and Sciences Council, and currently on the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) Advisory Board and its Center on Poverty and Inequality. Since its Inaugural class, Cindy has been an Admissions Reader for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars selection team, a Stanford OVAL volunteer, and interviewing prospective freshmen applicants from Brazil. In 2017, Cindy joined the Black Angel Tech Fund Team as National Market Captain and Special Advisor.

A seasoned fundraiser, Cindy is skilled at building relationships and communicating organizations’ missions to laypeople. She is a strategist who uses stakeholder engagement and mapping to create impact where she works.

Cindy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in French and English Literature and her MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. She uses her skills to create socially and environmentally responsible infrastructures. She is certified by the International Coach Federation and has credentials in the Designing Your Life framework and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion coaching. She is a DEI trainer. Cindy is passionate about travel and considers herself to be a global citizen. Cindy is fluent in Portuguese and French and is conversant in Spanish.

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