Shakira Gagnier is an Operating Partner in the LightBay Operating Performance Group, leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Her responsibilities include developing and delivering human capital solutions such as talent development initiatives, organizational design, employee resource groups, and strategic community partnerships for LightBay and its portfolio companies to increase employee engagement and foster diverse and inclusive cultures.

Outside of work, Shakira enjoys playing flag football, rooting for the Saints, and decluttering spaces to achieve minimalist design heaven.

Prior Experience

  • Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at Paradigm Talent Agency
  • Director of Learning & People Development at WarnerMedia
  • Senior Manager of Learning & Organization Development at Universal Music Group


  • B.A. in International Relations from University of Southern California