Takiyah Cunningham is fortunate to live her passion of helping others understand the importance of engaging one another using an equity lens. She believes that celebrating our similarities, while appreciating and utilizing our uniqueness, is key to any successful business.
Takiyah is Manager of Diversity Programs and Partnerships for Cintas Corporation where she is responsible for the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Development Program. Takiyah is also responsible for military and disability hiring, as well as Cintas’ Partner Business Resource Groups. Prior to Cintas, Takiyah worked as manager of Diversity and Inclusion for United Way of Greater Cincinnati, where she provided strategy and led efforts in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Takiyah has been an active volunteer with several organizations, including current Board member for YMCA Blue Ash, UMADAOP Cincinnati, Inc., Cincinnati Urban League Guild, YWCA Rising Star and graduate of the Rising Star Board Leadership program. She has received many honors and recognitions, the latest, being recognized as one of Cincinnati’s ‘100 Wise Women’.
Takiyah is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Cincinnati (OH) Chapter of The Links, Inc. Takiyah graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned her Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Development from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Takiyah resides in Cincinnati with her husband Adrian and their three daughters Dylan, Emery and Maison.