Cause an Affect

#25 Faces of Marketing: Cinthia Manuel, Director of Emerging Leaders

Episode Summary

Cinthia Manuel is the Director of Emerging Leaders, an initiative providing pathways to leadership for traditional and non-traditional students of color and aspiring professionals. Cinthia made Oregon her home after moving from Mexico with her parents and sister as a 13-year-old. After a string of blazing successes in the marketing + corporate sphere, she landed in the nonprofit world and now works tirelessly to make Portland a city that truly embraces the rich diversity in its own backyard.

Episode Notes

Cinthia Manuel is the Director of Emerging Leaders, an initiative providing pathways to leadership for traditional and non-traditional students of color and aspiring professionals. Cinthia made Oregon her home after moving from Mexico with her parents and sister as a 13-year-old. After a string of blazing successes in the marketing + corporate sphere, she landed in the nonprofit world and now works tirelessly to make Portland a city that truly embraces the rich diversity in its own backyard.

Cinthia’s unfailing smile and matchless work ethic were imbued by the tight knit, loving family she grew up surrounded by in Mexico City, where she played outside and enjoyed games of Super Mario Brothers on the Nintendo her dad brought her from the US. Since her unexpected landing in Woodburn, OR as a teen, she has always loved her community + adopted home—but now she’s asking it to do and be more for its people, to become a place where all not only have opportunity, but feel welcome, wanted and a true sense of belonging.