Dallas Leadership Luncheon

Texas Woman’s University’s Dallas Leadership Luncheon and presentation of the 2021 Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award will be held virtually on Thursday, April 29, 2021. This year’s recipient is Dallas Mavericks CEO, Cynt Marshall. The Dallas Leadership Luncheon, founded by Virginia Chandler Dykes, is Texas Woman’s signature event in the Dallas area honoring one of Dallas’ most accomplished citizens, heightening the visibility of the university, and raising funds for graduate student scholarships. Scholarship funding is key to helping TWU attract the best and brightest graduate students from across the nation.

Cynt Marshall has been a dynamic force for inclusion and diversity within the Mavericks organization and over a 36-year career at AT&T. When Cynt was hired as new the CEO of the Mavs in March 2018, she set her sights on a culture transformation. Her vision was for the Mavericks organization to become the NBA standard for inclusion and diversity, and brought transparency, trust and her values-based leadership style that evolved the company culture in her first 100 days.

Widely recognized for her visionary leadership and ability to get things done Cynt is the recipient of several honors and awards. Most recently, Cynt was touted as one of Adweek’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports and was selected as one of the 2019 Women of Power Legacy Award honorees by Black Enterprise. Prior to her joining the Mavs, Cynt founded Marshalling Resources, a consulting firm specializing in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Culture Transformation. She has also served as Senior Vice President – Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T and as the President-AT&T North Carolina.

Cynt graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources Management and holds four honorary Doctorate degrees. She has chaired a variety of non-profit boards and is currently on the board of Dallas CASA, Dallas Regional Chamber, Texas Women’s Foundation, Texas 2036 and a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC).

The fourth of six children, Cynt grew up in Richmond, California, and lives in the Dallas area. She and her husband, Kenneth Marshall, have four adult children.

To sponsor the event, view sponsorship opportunities, call 940-898-3870 or email foundation@twu.edu.

Dallas Leadership Virtual Event

Virginia Chandler Dykes



Thursday, April 29, 2021
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CST
Virtual Gathering

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