Cynthia Dorrington, owner and CEO of Vale & Associates, has an other-centred approach to business. Established in 2004, Vale & Associates specializes in producing strategic management, business consulting and HR services to organizations. For over two decades, Cynthia has excelled at providing small-to-mid businesses in three continents with the keen foresight to strengthen and expand their reach for greater impact. In 2018, Cynthia was appointed as the chair of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors and is now sits on the Chamber’s board of governors. She was the fourth woman and the first African-Nova Scotian to serve as chair in the organization’s 268-year history.