Laura has been great partner and leader. As I and others where thinking about who to recognize March 8th and what role, “conscious leadership award is perfect for Laura. She engaged POC of color authentically and took some challenges from people. She is a doer and a role model for many white allies who want to do the right by POC but are afraid to make move. Dean Bloomberg is an example therefore, we want to recognize her and give her, “ Conscious Leadership Award”. On behalf of the planning committee co-chairs ( Judge lane, Antonia W and myself), I want to congratulate my dear friend Laura –Dean Bloomberg.