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Daisy Wademan Dowling

Daisy Wademan Dowling

Founder & CEO, Workparent

Daisy Wademan Dowling is the Founder & CEO of Workparent, the leading consulting, training, and research firm exclusively focused on working parents and the organizations that employ them.  Daisy began Workparent with a simple, bold vision: that all working parents could succeed on the job and remain true to themselves while raising terrific kids – and take pride in doing so.

In addition to leading the firm, coaching individual parents, providing strategic advice and speaking to groups of parents and leaders, Daisy is created and writes the Harvard Business Review’s first-ever column on working-parent issues and is the author of Workparent: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids (HBR Press, 2021).

Before founding Workparent, Daisy spent 15 years as a human capital expert and executive coach, helping leaders at all levels improve their performance, drive success of their teams and organizations, and find happiness at work.  She ran global talent and leadership-development efforts at four Fortune 500 companies and worked as consultant and advisor to clients throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

An acknowledged expert on careers, personal development and work/life balance, she has published 14 articles in the Harvard Business Review magazine and authored dedicated chapters in the HBR Guide to Coaching Employees, the Harvard Business Review on Managing Yourself and the HBR Guide to Work-Life Balance. Her original writing has also appeared in such diverse publications as the New York TimesWashington PostJournal of Applied Corporate FinanceEuropean Business ReviewDallas Morning News and Elle magazine.  Daisy’s advice, career and work has also been profiled in the Financial TimesSunday Times (UK)Wall Street Journal, and on Forbes.com.  In 2004, her book Remember Who You Are (Harvard Business Publishing), on personal authenticity at work, became an international bestseller and has since been published in nine languages.

A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Business School, Daisy lives in New York City with her husband – a proud working father – and their two young children.

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