Felsten is the Statewide Leadership Conference Chair for Integrating Women Leaders who are committed to develop individual women into leaders through empowerment, support and connections. She is a former Commissioner for the Indiana Commission for Women. Feslsten has a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University with a minor in Sociology, a certificate in Interior Architecture and an accounting background. She completed Civil and Domestic Relations mediation law classes and is an Indiana Registered Mediator.
Felsten's employment history is as varied as her educational experiences. She has worked for Accounting Firms, Architectural/Design Firms, including owning her own Design Firm in NY. She has worked in sales, for academic institutions and for county and state government agencies. Cindy is, also a workshop presenter on a variety of topics. She has received numerous awards from a variety of organizations for her volunteerism, leadership and fundraising activities, including the Indiana State Senate, Human Rights Commission, American Heart Assn., BPW, Gay Straight Alliance, and a North County Citation from St. Lawrence University for helping to improve the quality of life in the North Country (Northern NY).