Dawn Manske

Dawn Manske is fighting human trafficking with style! With experience living overseas, leading, and teaching, she is changing attitudes and perceptions. Her innovative social enterprise, Made for Freedom, uses fashion to empower survivors of sex trafficking. She is an advocate, CEO, and speaker who knows how to translate passion for the oppressed into effective action and those who hear her story.

Made for Freedom products are made by women rescued from sex trafficking and those coming out of marginalized situations. Through making the products, they are provided with a safe place, a good wage, and empowered with the dignity that comes from supporting themselves.

Sex trafficking, dignified employment, and freedom are issues that involve real people. Dawn blends her own experience from living in Asia, and the experiences from various careers and life stages, into her presentations. She illustrates the importance of the subject matter, and she makes it personal. Dawn's knowledge and personal encounters are essential in communicating a complete picture.

Through sharing her expertise and passion, Dawn speaks to the core of this issue and captivates audiences.
Whether it is at a women's luncheon, business conference, entrepreneurial gathering, or faith-based convention, Dawn has proven her ability to connect with a variety of audiences. Old, young, business-minded, artists, advocates, CEOs, students, Dawn communicates with heart and clarity to all.

Thousands of people have been touched by hearing the story of Made for Freedom via radio, television, and keynote addresses. The PBS program StartUp featured Dawn in 2014, and since then has aired around the world. Click here to see the episode and to hear what led her to found of Made for Freedom.

Media, Awards and Nominations
Fox 2 News:
Made for Freedom combating human trafficking
"I can strongly recommend Dawn Manske as an inspirational and insightful speaker with passion. Her energetic spirit and love for trafficked women is bound to ignite your heart with her passion. You will love meeting her and hearing from her!"
– Rick Burke

"Dawn has a contagious passion for helping women find freedom from their past. Some of us talk about making a difference. She’s actually doing it."
– Carol Jones

"There are two things that a speaker needs in order to be compelling and spread their message: passion and expertise. Dawn Manske has endless amounts of both of these, and you can’t help but join in her purpose when she tells the story of Made for Freedom. Her expertise is hard-earned and thoughtfully presented. She knows the cause deep in her heart and expresses it to everyone she meets with purpose, skillfulness and humor."
– Aimee Dunne
If you would like more information about having Dawn speak at your event
email or call 314-722-6070.

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