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Goldie Taylor          

Editor-at-Large of The Daily Beast; CEO at GOLDIE; Award-Winning Journalist, Opinion Writer & Political Analyst Covering Social Issues

Goldie Taylor is founding chief executive and managing director at G O L D I E.—a full service, a consumer-driven brand marketing agency. Devoted to transforming enterprise, community and lives, G O L D I E. embodies her commitment to advancing peace, prosperity and equity— empowering its clients to re-imagine the world we live in and honor our obligation to social progress.

Perhaps, best known for her work as a cable news political analyst, Taylor is also editor-at-large at The Daily Beast and is a former executive consultant to the presidents of both NBC News and CNN Worldwide. Having been a senior leader with global agencies-- Edelman Public Relations and GCI Group—Taylor has cross-sector expertise in consumer brand marketing, digital engagement, public relations and social innovation.

Taylor has delivered enterprise-wide and product-centric creative strategies that shifted the market landscape and continue to drive profitable revenue. She has served both emerging companies and global brands—including Kraft Foods, McDonald’s, CNN Worldwide, NBC Universal, Time Warner, Burger King, Toyota North America, The Home Depot, Sara Lee Foods, American Airlines, General Mills, Sun Microsystems, BellSouth Mobility and Interconnected Services, InterActive Corp., Disney Worldwide and the Procter & Gamble family of brands.

A self-educated cultural anthropologist, Taylor is a pioneer in multicultural, purpose-drive marketing and was the chief architect of P&G’s “My Black Is Beautiful.”

Taylor has been a featured political analyst on NBC News, MSNBC, CNN and HLN. She has been a guest on programs such as HBO’s "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The Dr. Phil Show," "The Steve Harvey Show" and "Good Morning America." She appeared in Light Skinned Girls, a documentary released by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now on PBS. Taylor has been a frequent guest on a full host of local and national radio shows, including NPR’s All Things Considered, and has been regularly published in print and digital publications. In recent years, she has written dozens of guest op-ed columns for Salon, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Creative Loafing, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Grio, Huffington Post,,, Ebony, and Essence among others.

A sought-after public speaker, she has addressed audiences at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Harvard University, Morehouse College, Emory School of Law, Princeton University, Duke School of Law, National Association of Black Journalists, University of Missouri School of Journalism, The King Center and the Cambridge Speaker Series.

Taylor is the author of 2005's "In My Father’s House" and "The January Girl." After a 10-year hiatus, her third novel, "Paper Gods," was released in October 2018.

In her free time, Taylor is an avid runner and the proud mother and grandmother of three grown children and three grandchildren.

Speech Topics

The Art of Conscious Capitalism

How to build purpose-driven company that transforms the marketplace, community and lives

In Defense of Bullsh*t

How life’s most inane annoyances shape character, spur growth and sustain change

Dead Brand Walking

How to kill a company, organization or brand in 10 days and how to recover

Leading from the Middle

5 keys to driving change when you are not in a formal position of power


Goldie Taylor Reveals The True Danger Of Stephen A. Smith's ...

A few nights ago, I told my story. I was young and in a violent relationship +. — Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) July 28, 2014 ...

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