Back in 2016, Cynt Marshall headlined D CEO’s first ever Women’s Leadership Symposium. A top executive with AT&T at the time, she wowed the crowd with a high-energy presentation that left everyone feeling inspired.
The much-admired Marshall, now CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, tends to have that effect on people, and we’re thrilled that she’s returning to give a keynote at our fifth annual symposium this week.
Marshall has overcome a number of her challenges in her life, from growing up in public housing and being a victim of domestic violence to battling cancer and overcoming loss. But she has emerged victorious, climbing the corporate ladder at AT&T and becoming the first Black female CEO in the NBA.
“If you dream big dreams, have a big vision, and work very hard, you can do anything you want to do in life,” Marshall once told D CEO. “I’ve learned it and I’ve lived it.”
The professional sports exec has also has been a powerful influence in sparking reform and engagement on the biggest issues and challenges of the day: sexism, the coronavirus, and racism and bias.
Marshall will speak on the second day of D CEO’s Women’s Leadership Symposium, held July 15 and 16. She joins other noted leaders like Anne Chow of AT&T Business, Arcilia Acosta of CARCON Industries, and A. Shonn Brown of Kimberly-Clark Corp.