Speaking

Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D. does keynote, conference, and graduation speeches on a variety of topics, such as:

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Academy: Where Are We, What Are We Aiming For, and How Do We Get There?

  • Addressing the “Opportunity Gaps” in Colleges and Fostering the Achievement of Underrepresented Students

  • Women in Higher Education: From “Fixing the Women” to Transforming the Academy

  • Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America

  • African American Women and Mental Health: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

  • How Women of Color Navigate, Challenge and Resist Racism and Sexism

  • Culturally Responsive Organizations: What They Look Like and How to Create Them

  • “Part & Parcel”: Bringing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion out of the Organization’s Margins

  • Roots, Wings and Voice: My Wish for Graduates

Read and view a few of Kumea's speeches below
Responding to Racial and Gender Bias at Work

April 21, 2020

Authenticity and Transparency for Chief Diversity Officers

April 2019

American Choral Directors Association Social Media Takeover

June 12, 2018

Primannum Honor Society Induction Ceremony

November 2016 

Women in Maryland Higher Education

October 17, 2014

Symposium on Diversity in Library Information Sciences

November 8, 2012

Read a couple of testimonials below

"Dr. Shorter-Gooden is a truly inspirational speaker. She seamlessly draws on her experience as a clinical/community psychologist, her expertise as a diversity & inclusion academic leader, and her unique ability to tell a compelling story."  

KATHERINE F. RUSSELL, PhD
Associate Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences | University of Maryland

"Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden served as the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual 'Can You See Me?' Women, Leadership & Race Symposium in College Park, MD. Dr. Shorter-Gooden provided the participants with an intriguing, candid and educational presentation about how race and inequality affects the way that women see themselves and how the world sees them. Dr. Shorter-Gooden was brilliant in the delivery of her personal experiences combined with substantial research. Her expertise and knowledge provided a foundation for women of different races and ages to strengthen diversity in their lives and communities."

YOLANDA JOHNSON

Founder and Owner | Beyond Measure LLC

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