Say hello to Cynthia, a senior talent operations specialist based in Austin, Texas, who is passionate about making a difference through her work.
In this monthly blog series, we shine a light on Procorians across the globe who are living our values of ownership, openness and optimism as we work to improve the lives of everyone in construction. They are Groundbreakers in every sense of the word, and these are their stories.
What do you do at Procore?
I'm a senior talent operations specialist on the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIBs) team. I partner with the talent acquisition team to help our recruiters create a more welcoming and inclusive candidate experience for people from all backgrounds who want to explore a career with Procore.
What is your reaction to being called a Groundbreaker?
My initial reaction is, "no, I’m not," because I'm generally someone who never really thinks about the work I’ve done or my accomplishments. It may stem from my recruiting background and always telling myself, “you’re only as good as your last hire,” but if I think about the strides I've made in helping to mitigate bias during our hiring process, that is an amazing feat. Overall, I think the work our entire DIBs team is doing is really groundbreaking.
*Editor's note: Cynthia is a team player, and we cosign to the notion that DIBs work is truly a group effort. You can check out some of their work around diversity, inclusion, and belonging on our website.
Where are you from, and what Procore city do you work out of now?
I was born and raised in Oxnard, California, and began my Procore career in 2015 as a recruiter out of our headquarters in Carpinteria, California. I relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2017 and was actually Procore Austin’s very first recruiter before transitioning into my current role! The move from California to Texas was a bit of a culture shock, but I quickly fell in love with the city, the BBQ, and sunny days spent on Lake Travis. On the flip side, I’ve also seen the biggest bugs in my life here.