Dawn Frazier-Bohnert joined Liberty Mutual Insurance in the spring of 2013 to shape the new office of Diversity and Inclusion. As Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Dawn is responsible for leading the design, development and implementation of Liberty Mutual's diversity and inclusion strategy and programs. This includes enhancing employees’ D&I capability and skills, internal and external communications, metrics and measurements, benchmarking, external partnerships and the development of employee resource groups.
Prior to joining Liberty Mutual Insurance, Dawn was Chief Administrative Officer and Partner at Global Novations, a Korn/Ferry International Company, where she developed their human capital strategy and led their post-merger company culture-shaping efforts. Before employment with Global Novations, she was at The Gillette Company as Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, where she developed and led their Global Diversity Strategic Plan. Dawn has also held HR leadership positions at Lotus/IBM, Fidelity Investments and Millennium Pharmaceuticals.
Growing up in an Air Force family as an Air Force brat, Dawn lived and traveled all over the world. She believes that these experiences helped her to develop the ability to be effective in most any culture. Building her cultural dexterity has enabled her to learn to navigate new organizations and to value and appreciate differences.
Dawn attended Mount Holyoke College and graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. She served on the Board for the Black Achievers Branch, YMCA of Greater Boston and was a volunteer Big Sister for over 10 years. She served as a member of the Women’s Network Advisory Board for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Dawn is on the GK100 list of Boston’s 100 Most Influential People of Color, a list the Boston Globe reports, “showcase(s) minorities who are shaping the region across various sectors, including academia, business, health care, and philanthropy.” Dawn is also a four-time recipient of the Profiles in Diversity Journal Diversity Leader Award. She was awarded the Race Amity Medal of Honor in 2017 and recognized in 2017, 2018 and 2019 on the Black Enterprise List of “Top Executives in Corporate Diversity.”