The Freedom Forum podcast: Attorney, author and speaker Dawn Rosemond

Dawn Rosemond is the first African American woman to make equity partner at Barnes & Thornburg and is now diversity partner, in charge of activating the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. She’s also an author, a keynote speaker and the founder of Reign, a company aimed at helping people find their greatness.

But success hasn’t been an easy road. Dawn tells podcast host Angela B. Freeman about her experiences blazing a trail for Black women in law, her journey to finding herself and how she’s changed since the death of George Floyd.

“I’m a 180-degree different Dawn than I was before 2020,” Dawn tells Angela during the podcast. “I just refuse now to downplay my Blackness, to downplay my Black womanness, to apologize for not liking your joke, to apologize for you not seeing me.”

Previous episodes of The Freedom Forum:

Jessica Gendron, The Center for Leadership Excellence

Netlogx’s Audrey Taylor and The Darden Group’s Akilah Darden

Venture capitalist Kelli Jones

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