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Breaking Glass Forums

Past Event Details

Moving Forward Post-Election

December 15, 2016
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Palo Alto, CA


There's no doubt that this year's election results for many has been stressful, depressing, and anxiety-inducing. With the alarming increase in hate-related incidents, it's particularly disheartening.  And with each appointment to the new administration, fears and uncertainty about future progress in diversity and inclusion grows.  If you've been feeling this way, please join this dialogue to share your post-election emotions and thoughts, and turn it into positive action so that we can continue the fight for equality, inclusion and compassion.  


This will be a safe space for anyone who wants to be heard and take action.  Space is limited to 50 attendees to enable deep dialogue so register today!

Agenda: (subject to change)
* 5:30pm Registration, Reception and Networking
* 6:00pm Welcome
* 6:15pm Election Impact Dialogue facilitated by Rajkumari Neogy, Founder of iRestart

* 7:00pm Collective Action Brainstorm facilitated by Stacy Parson, Partner at the Dignitas Agency

* 7:45pm Commitment to Next Steps facilitated by Cynthia Owyoung, Founder and CEO of Breaking Glass Forums
* 8:30pm Close and Networking


December 15, 2016

5:30pm - 8:30pm


SurveyMonkey HQ

101 Lytton Ave.

Palo Alto, CA



Space is limited to 50 people so register today!



Founder and CEO

Breaking Glass Forums

Cynthia Owyoung is the Founder and CEO of Breaking Glass Forums, helping individuals and organizations build stronger, more inclusive leadership.  She has established and led diversity and inclusion initiatives for nearly 15 years at organizations both large and small, including GitHub, Yahoo and Intuit.  

Prior to her calling in human resources, Cynthia launched a strategic planning consultancy, increasing the capabilities of non- and for-profit organizations in organizational development, brand marketing and business strategy.  She also built a decade-long career as a Brand Strategist for leading global brands and advertising agencies, developing campaigns for Microsoft, Levi Strauss and Apple.



The Dignitas Agency




Rajkumari Neogy works with individuals and organizations to make transformative and sustainable shifts. Over the last 20 years, she has worked with Shuddle, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Sony, Adobe, JVC and Amazon among others. In 2013 she founded iRestart, providing expertise in leadership development, diversity & inclusion and mentorship.


As a Certified Master Trainer and Neuro-Linguistic Programmer holding a Master's Degree in Transformative Leadership Development from the California Institute of Integral Studies, Rajkumari sits quite comfortably at the intersection of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB), technology and culture and empathic language for business.

Stacy Parson is a Partner at The Dignitas Agency. She coaches and consults with VPs, EVPs and Presidents in Fortune 50 companies, start up and emerging teams with big aspirations, and techsters who are determined to change the world.  She created and implemented the “Career Development at Yahoo!” workshop – Delivered to 2,000 people in 15 countries, generating a 7% increase in employee engagement in 6 months.  She’s known for facilitating compelling visions, inspiring others to action , and strengthening platforms for delivering results. 


Stacy was part of the Stanford Women’s Basketball 1990 NCAA Champion Team, is a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and is an essential oil enthusiast – a student of how aroma cultivates emotions and mindsets that inspire action.  


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