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
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."
Founder and Owner | Beyond Measure LLC