Paige Robnett, MPA
Project Manager & DEI Consultant
Paige Robnett is a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) Consultant known for turning ideas into action. Paige’s expertise lies in solving complex problems, building bridges across differences and leading large-scale organizational change. A project manager at heart, Paige leverages systems and structures to disrupt the status quo. Her infectious enthusiasm and compassionate approach with clients allows her to authentically connect with leaders, while holding them accountable.
In her most recent role, Paige directed DEI initiatives for Rock Ventures, a portfolio of more than 100 companies in the technology, professional services, sports and charitable giving industries, impacting more than 30,000 employees. She leveraged DEI best practices to advise senior leaders, align key stakeholders and identify measurable goals. Reporting directly to the Chief Diversity Officer, Paige mobilized 120+ employees to develop and execute a cross-functional global DEI Strategic Plan. Most notably, she built and launched a custom DEI Maturity Model and Assessment Scorecard to assess and benchmark maturity across four pillars: Talent, Culture, Marketplace and Community.
Her relentless drive for justice in the workplace drove her to pursue a career in DEI. Previously as a Consultant for Cook Ross, a global DEI consulting firm, Paige led more than 115 unique client projects ranging from enterprise-wide training deliveries, to strategic planning initiatives. In this role, she conducted dozens of DEI culture audits to identify needs through the design, facilitation and analysis of custom surveys, stakeholder interviews and focus groups.
Paige started her career in the women’s leadership space, working for the American Association of University Women, a national advocacy non-profit with more than 180,000 members. In this role, she managed dozens of local chapters of members passionate about women’s equity and more than doubled the chapters on college campuses – from 50 to 120.
Paige has a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Organizational Evaluation and Leadership from the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Women’s Studies from Denison University.
She currently lives in Washington, DC with her partner and puppy, Deni. In her free time, she enjoys playing pick-up basketball and learning to roller skate. She also provides pro-bono facilitation services to Running Start, training college women to run for office.