Tuesday Dec 06, 2022

Ep 9 – Daryn Dodson, Managing Partner, Illumen Capital

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Daryn Dodson is the founder and managing director of Illumen Capital and is an African American who is changing the world of investable assets so that more women and people of color have a more significant role in investing the multiple trillions of dollars. Daryn shares his personal history along with business philosophies inspired by The 7 Rules of Power.

In Episode 9 you’ll learn:

  • How Daryn’s family history of integrating Washington, D.C., informs his mission of working for justice, equity, and inclusion

  • The impact of applied education

  • The program he built to rebuild lives and businesses after Hurricane Katrina

  • His work to ensure entrepreneurs of color and women-led firms have access to capital

  • The value of working on biases toward women and people of color

  • What counterintuitively happens when implicit bias is removed

  • A guiding principle learned from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Fiduciary duty and the experiment he conducted with asset allocators

  • Why publishing findings encourage boards of pension funds, university endowments, and investment committees to go after the often overlooked and underestimated market of people of color and women

  • How he has used Rules of Power to: Get out of your own way / Build a brand / Break the rules

  • How bias increases during periods of high stress


GUEST BIO w/ social links:

Daryn is a passionate advocate of social and economic justice, especially for disadvantaged and marginalized groups. His work with impact investors, private equity funds, Fortune 100 companies, universities, and foundations has been viewed through the lens of addressing the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.

Daryn previously led the Special Equities Program as a consultant to the Board of the Calvert Funds, a $12 billion pioneer of the impact investing field. Through this vehicle, Calvert maintains a portfolio of more than 40 funds on five continents, representing over 350 underlying portfolio companies. Prior to serving as a consultant to Calvert, Daryn served as Director of University and Corporate Partnership for The Idea Village, where he created a platform engaging leading private equity firms, business schools, and Fortune 500 companies to invest over 100,000 hours and $2 million into more than 1,000 New Orleans entrepreneurs post-Hurricane Katrina.

Mr. Dodson currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ben and Jerry’s. He earned his M.B.A. from Stanford, where he serves on the Dean’s Management Board, and his A.B. from Duke University.


Daryn's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daryndodson/
Illumen Capital: https://www.illumencapital.com/applied-research


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