BIO | Media Center

BIO | Media Center

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Dr. Shawne Duperon’s extensive TV, radio and print media coverage includes topics on:

  • Good Gossip, Gossip Going Viral, Gossip Research, Celebrity Gossip, Gossip and Social Media, Gossip in the Workplace, Negative Gossip, Positive Gossip, Men & Women and Gossip, Word of Mouth, Gossip Marketing, Malicious Gossip, Teens & Gossip, Why We Must Gossip, Social Functions of Gossip
  • Project: Forgive as a case study of good gossip, Why it went viral, Updates on the Documentary, The Evolution of the Project: Forgive Foundation
  • Forgiveness in Business, Forgiveness in Leadership, Risk-Taking and Forgiveness, Self-Forgiveness, Forgiving Yourself, Forgiving Others, Forgiving When You’re Stuck, Forgiving the Unforgivable, Forgiving Gossipers, Diversity and Forgiveness


Shawne Duperon in the Media

Shawne Duperon Bio

With her PhD in gossip, numerous EMMY® awards and social media reach topping 120 million per month, Dr. Shawne Duperon (dew-PEAR-un, rhymes with Sharon) is considered by many to be one of the most innovative consultants and speakers on communication today.

From London, to Athens, to Munich, to across North America, Dr. Shawne educates corporations, universities, governments and entrepreneurs, on how to effectively communicate resulting in transformed workplace cultures, increasing engagement, retention and loyalty. Her popular and progressive conversations on forgiveness as a leadership tool, amplify inclusion and respect in the workplace.

Her case study is Project Forgive, a non-profit and non-religious educational foundation that reaches millions in social media and tens of thousands in her Facebook Live Broadcasts.

You’ve seen this Six-Time EMMY® winner featured in major media including: CNN, ABC, Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

As a scholar, Dr. Shawne’s expertise is leading-edge. Applyin gossip theory, she implemented strategies that caused Project Forgive to go viral, garnering an endorsement from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the honor of a 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for her work on global forgiveness.

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Dr. Shawne Duperon has won several EMMY® Awards, including accolades for this :30
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