Cynthia Boykin also known as “The Master Networker”, is the founder of What U Need Is… the well known Chicago-based consultancy that connects businesses to new customers. Cynthia is known for being able to build relationships connecting the right people together skillfully and swiftly.
What U Need Is… has over 56K subscribers in a variety of industries including Fashion, Event Planning, Playwrights, Independent Film Producers, Entertainment, Magazines Publishers, Graphic Artists, and a plethora of other business owners. Although the majority of What U Need Is… business is done in the Chicagoland area, the “Master Networker” has connected her clients to new business opportunities on a national level.
What U Need Is… works diligently with businesses all over the country to add value to the ventures of her clientele. Cynthia has been named (Friend of Xavier) FOX of the Year for her loyal and dedicated service to Xavier University Alumni Association of Chicago, Inc. What U Need Is… has been honored as a “Distinguished Leader in Media” by the National Coalition 100 Black Women Inc. ~ Chicago Chapter. Named as 50 Women of Distinction by Six Brown Chicks. What U Need Is… also has graced the cover of the Black Pages International Magazine
(2011 & 2012) as a successful business owner. Cynthia travels extensively as The Network Manager of The BOSS Network, Media sponsor for the Dangerous Curves Ahead Charity Fashion Show for 5 yrs.
She is available for speaking engagements as well.