Cindy is a Financial Advisor at Canada’s largest financial institution, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). At RBC, she helps lead a collaborative team dedicated to serving the needs of her local community by making financial literacy accessible and affordable to all. In her work, Ms. Karugia advocates for the importance of diverse viewpoints as a branch champion of RBC’s Future Launch, co-chair of the RBC Black Professional Network steering committee and acts in the capacity of regional lead for Women Employee Resource Group

During her undergraduate years, Cindy pursued a criminology degree (B. Crim. Hons) which led to an understanding of the complex relationship between crime and socio-economic status. Imparted with this new knowledge, Cindy entered the financial world with the aim to address the ills of social stratification typically magnified by age, race, and gender.

Outside of work, Cindy lends her time and expertise to local and national projects with the likes of G(irls) 20, YWCA Canada, and Plan International Canada. Cindy’s volunteerism spans gender equality, multiculturalism, and inclusive leadership.

Within her community, Cindy sits on her Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot support committee. As well she serves on her local Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee. Cindy is very passionate about challenging the status quo and looks to develop more leadership spaces for Black women.

Cindy is our Co-Keynote Speaker, along with Camille Williams at our Women’s Empowerment Panel Discussion. Reserve your FREE spot now so that you’ll have the opportunity to hear more about her professional and personal experiences as a Black woman in Canada.