The Dames of Influence Award: Honoring Deidra Freeman
The Dame of Influence Award recognizes women business owners for the superior accomplishment of defying statistics to reach the million dollar revenue mark – a milestone reached by only 2% of female-owned businesses.
These spectacular women are honored for their contribution and leadership in the business community, and they mentor our members in the effort of further demystifying the million dollar mark. After all: “You can be what you can’t see.”
Deidra Freeman is an accomplished Director of Programs and Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner, and Transformation and Change Leader with a wealth of experience in global event program management, vendor and risk management, and stakeholder management. She has a proven track record in developing, growing, and scaling signature events that align with the organization's mission and span multiple continents and disciplines. Deidra is a results-driven and hands-on leader with expertise in budget forecasting, capital planning, and resource management. Her strategies have yielded transformative processes, record-breaking attendance, and a sense of community. Deidra is passionate about connecting people to diverse opportunities in professional development, technology, and economically empowering categories.