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Fiona Dawson is a national Emmy® nominated multi-media director, producer and writer. She directed Transgender, at War and in Love, commissioned by The New York Times and created the media project TransMilitary, which intimately shares the lives of American transgender service members risking discharge. Fiona is a freelance writer and producer for NBC News' NBCOUT and other media platforms. With her co-producers at SideXSide Studios, Fiona endeavors to create film that educates, entertains and inspires. As Regional Instructor for The Leader's Institute, Fiona facilitates team building events, Creating a Team Culture® workshops, and Fearless Presentations® classes.

Photography courtesy of Gabriel SilvermanRhys Harper and Monica Kressman.

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Story


Fiona was born and raised in the United Kingdom.

In 1998 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, she volunteered in Bangladesh for six months, taught English in Portugal for a year, and later emigrated to the United States in 2000.

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Fiona was born and raised in the United Kingdom.

In 1998 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, she volunteered in Bangladesh for six months, taught English in Portugal for a year, and later emigrated to the United States in 2000.

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Houston


From 2000 in Houston, Texas, Fiona worked for Casa de Eperanza helping abused, neglected and HIV positive children, the Houston Area Women's Center for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and Bering Omega Community Services providing compassionate care to adults living with HIV/AIDS.

In 2006 Fiona worked for Shell Exploration & Production facilitating internal learning events then moved to the Spanish-based bank, BBVA Compass in 2008. At BBVA Fiona initially managed marketing and events for the Wealth Management Group then joined the bank's first Corporate Social Responsibility department in the Americas region.

 

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Houston


From 2000 in Houston, Texas, Fiona worked for Casa de Eperanza helping abused, neglected and HIV positive children, the Houston Area Women's Center for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and Bering Omega Community Services providing compassionate care to adults living with HIV/AIDS.

In 2006 Fiona worked for Shell Exploration & Production facilitating internal learning events then moved to the Spanish-based bank, BBVA Compass in 2008. At BBVA Fiona initially managed marketing and events for the Wealth Management Group then joined the bank's first Corporate Social Responsibility department in the Americas region.

 

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Ambition


Realizing her ambition to produce media projects showing positive ways people are working to end stigma and discrimination, Fiona moved to New York City in 2011 and later settled in the Washington D.C. suburbs of Silver Spring, Maryland in 2014. Today she works on the feature documentary, TransMilitary, is a freelance writer for NBC News, co-produces film with SideXSide Studios and is a soft-skills training instructor for The Leader's Institute.

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Ambition


Realizing her ambition to produce media projects showing positive ways people are working to end stigma and discrimination, Fiona moved to New York City in 2011 and later settled in the Washington D.C. suburbs of Silver Spring, Maryland in 2014. Today she works on the feature documentary, TransMilitary, is a freelance writer for NBC News, co-produces film with SideXSide Studios and is a soft-skills training instructor for The Leader's Institute.