On March 29, leaders from all sectors of Boston’s philanthropic community gathered at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel for Summer Search Boston’s annual Leadership Dinner, the group announced in a press release. Among those honored for fostering Summer Search’s mission of helping economically disadvantaged youth complete high school and attain a college degree was Dawn Frazier-Bohnert of Watertown, senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer at Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Frazier-Bohnert has led Liberty Mutual’s diversity and inclusion strategy and programs since joining the company in 2013. Before coming to Liberty Mutual, she was chief administrative officer and partner at Global Novations; vice president, global diversity and inclusion with The Gillette Company; and held HR leadership positions at Lotus/IBM, Fidelity Investments, and Millennium Pharmaceuticals.
A graduate of Boston University who also attended Mount Holyoke College, Frazier-Bohnert served on the board of the Black Achievers Branch of the YMCA of Greater Boston and was a Big Sister volunteer for over ten years. She is currently a member of the Women’s Network Advisory Board of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and is on the GK100 list of Boston’s 100 Most Influential People of Color. In 2016, she received both the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Diversity Leader award, and recognition on the Black Enterprise list of Top Executives in Corporate Diversity.