Dawn Laguens is executive vice president and chief global strategy and innovation officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). For more than a decade, Dawn has been dedicated to strengthening the connections between the domestic and global reproductive rights movements.
When she previously served as PPFA’s 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 advocated for the Obama administration to prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. She has also worked with reproductive rights champions in Congress to expand abortion access for Peace Corps volunteers and to protect international family planning funding.
Dawn is 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.