April 8, 2010
AT&T Executive Cindy Brinkley Named 2010 'Woman of Influence' by Webster University School of Business & Technology
Cindy Brinkley, senior vice president-talent development and chief diversity officer, AT&T Services, Inc., was named the 2010 'Woman of Influence' by Webster University's School of Business & Technology during a luncheon at the University today.
Since joining AT&T in 1986, Brinkley has held a variety of positions with the company, including President-AT&T Arkansas and President-AT&T Missouri. In her current role, she is responsible for identifying and developing future leaders, companywide training, employee engagement and diversity management. During her time in St. Louis, Brinkley also served as chairman of the board of the St. Louis Symphony, deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and a member of the executive committee of the United Way.
Prior to receiving the 2010 Woman of Influence award, Brinkley's keynote address, "Innovation and Opportunity in a Mobile, Connected World," took a look at emerging devices and technologies, trends that are re-shaping the workforce of the future and related education and diversity issues.
"Each year, Webster University honors an individual who has impacted our society - a dynamic leader who is transforming our world," said Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. "Cindy Brinkley has dedicated her professional life to the development of future leaders. She has used her time and talent to empower and enrich the lives of millions by embracing the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and cultures of our international community."
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.
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