Cynthia Augustine, Scholastic Inc.


Cynthia Augustine
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Services
Scholastic Inc.

Panelist, Breakfast Session: The Case for Diversity−Why Should You Care?

Tuesday, June 7
7:30 - 8:30 am

Ms. Augustine is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Services for Scholastic Inc. and is responsible for all human resource, staffing, compensation and benefits, and HR information system functions at Scholastic. Prior to joining Scholastic in July 2007, Ms. Augustine was Senior Vice President of Talent Management for Time Warner. In that role she oversaw executive and staff development, global recruitment and executive search, and diversity programs.

Before joining Time Warner in October 2004, Ms. Augustine held the position of Senior Vice President, Human Resources at The New York Times Company, beginning February 1998, with responsibility for organizational development, diversity, compensation and benefits and employee relations. In April 2000, she added the position of President of the New York Times Company Broadcast Group.

An attorney earlier in her career, Ms. Augustine also was a partner at Sabin, Bermant and Gould LLP, specializing in employment law. Prior to that role, she was a lawyer in the New York Times Company's legal department working primarily in the areas of employment law, labor relations and employee benefits.

Ms. Augustine earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a J.D. from Rutgers University Law School. She is a member of the New York and New Jersey bar.

Named one of Savoy’s 2010 “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate American”; "The 25 Most Influential Black Women Business Leaders" by the Network Journal (2004); Crain’s "The 100 Most Powerful Minority Business Leaders in New York" (2003); and to the "HR Honor Roll" by Human Resources Executive Magazine (2002.) Ms. Augustine is the  President of the New York Chapter of NAAHR (National Association of African Americans in Human Resources) (2010) and has served as a judge for NAMIC Vision Awards (National Associational for multi-ethnicity in communications) (annual salute to original television programming that is reflective of the depth and breadth of the lives, spirits and contributions of people of color) (2007 – 2009.)

Ms. Augustine is married, has two children and lives in Montclair, New Jersey.








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