Dawn Laguens previously served as PPFA’s executive vice president and chief brand officer. She is now the interim executive director of Planned Parenthood Global and senior advisor to president and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson. Dawn brings a wealth of expertise to Planned Parenthood Global, including strategy development, results driven management, board governance, and resource mobilization.
For more than a decade, Dawn has been strengthening the connections between the domestic and global movements. In her prior role as PPFA executive vice president and chief brand officer, Dawn represented PPFA and Planned Parenthood Global at Women Deliver conferences and participated in global consultations to counter the worldwide sexual and reproductive health and rights opposition. Under her leadership in that role, PPFA leveraged its influence to advocate that the Obama administration prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and worked with champions in Congress to expand abortion access for Peace Corps volunteers, as well as to protect international family planning funding amidst deep Congressional opposition.
Dawn is also a co-founder of the Billion Girls CoLab in Nairobi, Kenya, a girl-led sexual health and rights research and development lab in partnership with global innovation firm IDEO.