Dawn Frazier-Bohnert

Dawn Frazier-Bohnert

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Headquarters: Boston, MA
Business: Insurance
CEO: David H. Long
Website: www.libertymutual.com


“‘Assume positive intent.’ It is something that I actively encourage everyone to follow, because sometimes it can be difficult for people to know where to start a conversation. It can be difficult to find the right words. But if we assume positive intent and hold others accountable with constructive feedback, then together we have the power to make our workplace more inclusive and our company stronger.”

Maximizing the D&I Effect

“Our foundational message is ‘Diversity is about all of us.’ It’s about all of our differences and similarities: race, gender, sexual orientation, and age, as well as work style, geography, mindset, and so on. Driving inclusion and engagement is now in our core capabilities and tied to how we measure employee performance. D&I is in our talent selection and it’s in our real estate design.”

2017 D&I Accomplishments

“This year, the D&I team expanded existing programs and launched several new initiatives. Along with CEO David Long’s committing to advance diverse and inclusive workplaces by signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, Liberty also:

  • Increased participation in Pride Parades
  • Sponsored the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards (U.S. Consumer Markets)
  • Sponsored The Partnership’s 30th Anniversary Leadership Summit
  • Launched the LEADA@Liberty Scholarship for Massachusetts students of African-American descent who enroll in community college with the goal of completing a degree at a state university or University of Massachusetts campus
  • Held CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap screenings in multiple Liberty offices
  • Signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • Launched our Inclusion in Action learning program
  • Hosted the Men as Allies Summit on December 6, 2017: an all-day summit that brought together 400+ Liberty men and women, and featured renowned speakers and leaders in gender collaboration”

What’s Next for D&I?

“In 2018, we are planning to continue D&I content integration in all learning and management curriculum, as well as achieve the following:

  • Expand our ERG/D&I Council infrastructure
  • Build on Inclusion in Action learning and practice
  • Expand and tailor programs internationally

Drive programming to strengthen understanding and collaboration regarding gender, generations, and race”