Cynthia Clark

Founding Director, Harold S. Geneen Institute at Bentley University
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Cynthia E. Clark is the founding director of the Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance at Bentley University, where she is a professor of management. Previously, Cynthia worked at Prudential Financial and Bank of Boston. As a corporate governance and business ethics expert, she focuses on activism, DEI and ESG issues, public disclosures, and data privacy. She regularly conducts training sessions on ethical decision making, sustainability and nominating & governance procedures to senior management or boards of directors at variety of highly regarded organizations. Cynthia is the author of two books: Giving Voice to Values in the Boardroom (2021) and Business & Society: Ethical, Legal, Digital Environments (2020). For the past few years, she has co-authored the Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of MA Public Companies, published by The Boston Club. She has held leadership positions at the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Society for Governance Professionals and 50/50 Women on Boards. She has been widely cited in the media on governance issues including The Wall Street JournalInstitutional Investor, The Boston Globe, CNN, Forbes, Reuters, and Bloomberg Radio.

Cynthia holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, a master’s degree from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. from Boston University.

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