Cindy Karugia

Cindy Karugia, CARE Canada Board Member

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, Cindy advocates for the importance of diverse viewpoints as the branch champion of RBC’s Future Launch and as co-chair of the RBC Regional Community Board.

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 Equal Voice 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.