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Dr. Shaunna

Payne Gold

Dr. Gold is the owner and founder of Gold Enterprises, LLC. A true renaissance woman, she is an educator, administrator, triathlete, swimmer, marathoner, blogger and boymom.


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I provide expert diversity and inclusion consulting, training and speaking services. 

I am dedicated to contributing to higher education through senior-level administrative skills, inclusive classroom environments, creative research teams, and intellectual service to communities that improve access and the quality of higher education. My expertise is pivotal to the success of your organization in an inclusive world.


Recent Writings

10 Things I Wish Every Ally Would Do

When Coronavirus Challenges Campuses to Be More Inclusive

Gold's COVID-19 Log 1: We Have Time Now

Gold's COVID-19 Log 3: Permanent Lessons Learned

What People Are Saying

Shaunna is a talented and experienced expert when it comes to all things Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion related. I had the pleasure of working with her briefly to create recommendations and an approach for a racial equity project. Her professionalism, knowledge, and flexibility during that time was second to none. I highly recommend her for DEI work and look forward to continued partnerships with her in the future.”

Christie Lindor, Principal, Tessi Consulting

Professionally, I’ve had the distinct honor of working with Dr. Gold to build authentic engagement and discussion on today’s most pressing diversity issues that impact Marylanders. She is supremely knowledgeable, warmly engaging, and deeply passionate about helping individuals and communities to work together to build more diverse and equitable organizations that value everyone for who they are, across all facets of their identity.”

Tara B. Taylor, Managing Director, ADRVantage

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