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SOLUTIONS AND DIGNITY FOR ALL WORKING PARENTS

ABOUT US

 

WHO WE ARE –
and what we do

Workparent is a company with a mission: To provide solutions and dignity to all working parents.  

We’re launching a gentle rebellion against the either/or thinking that has dominated the conversation – and feelings – around working parenthood to date.  We believe that working parents can be terrific at raising children and be successful on the job – and feel proud of doing so, too.  We coined the term Workparent to describe anyone who’s working while raising a child.  One person, two roles: No contradictions – and no apologies. 

We believe that all working parents deserve the same voice, support, and level of respect.  We are mothers, fathers and guardians, gay and straight, biological and adoptive, in all professions, from all backgrounds, of all beliefs, in all kinds of families, and parenting children of all ages. 

We think that the best solutions for working parents come from working parents – and that our entire community benefits when we put our minds and voices together.      

We do what works.  We help working parents succeed on the job while fulfilling – and enjoying – responsibilities at home by sharing practical tools and techniques that they can use immediately.  We teach leaders and organizations how to support and retain working parents in a way that’s realistic, feasible, and good for business.

If you are a working parent, or want to support those in your community or organization who are: join us.

 

 
 
 
 

The Workparent Difference

WORKPARENT IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND WORKING PARENTHOOD – AROUND WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE CAN SUCCEED. 

 

WE BELIEVE THAT WORKING PARENTS DESERVE TO BE PROUD of building the future, while raising it. 

WE’RE INCLUSIVE.  We believe that all working parents –  mothers and fathers, gay and straight, biological and adoptive, in all professions, from all backgrounds, of all beliefs, in all kinds of family structures, parenting children of all ages – deserve the same voice, support, set of solutions, and level of respect.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT WORKING PARENTHOOD IS A LONG JOURNEY – of 18 years or more.  At Workparent, we know that the challenges of managing children and career don’t stop when the diapers do. 

 

WE FOCUS ON PRACTICAL ADVICE THAT CAN IMPROVE LIVES AND CAREERS TODAYWhether it’s on how to talk about your latest project with your boss’s boss, handle a parent-teacher conference during a work emergency, or stay connected with your kids while away on business: We’re here for you with specific recommendations that will leave you confident, content, and in control. 

WE WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS, WITH LEADERS, AND WITH ORGANIZATIONS.  Our three-tier approach lets us find and build solutions that work at all levels and for the long term. 

WE BELIEVE IN DOING WHAT WORKS.  We find the working parents, leaders and organizations who have “been there and done that” successfully, listen for their best advice and approaches, and bring the best of those solutions straight to you.  Then you decide what will be most powerful – for yourself, for your family, and for your organization. 

 
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   DAISY WADEMAN DOWLING    – Founder & CEO

DAISY WADEMAN DOWLING – Founder & CEO

Our Founder

Daisy Wademan Dowling is the Founder & CEO of Workparent, a consulting, training, and research firm exclusively focused on supporting working parents and the organizations that employ them.  She 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. 

Before founding Workparent in 2016, she spent 15 years as a human resources expert and executive coach, helping leaders at all levels improve their performance and find happiness at work.  Daisy has written extensively for the the Harvard Business Review, including creating the first-ever column on working parenthood.  Her advice on your career, personal development and work/life balance has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance,  Dallas Morning News and Elle magazine.  In 2004, her book Remember Who You Are (HBR Press) became an international bestseller and has since been published in ten languages.  She and her work have been featured in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and on Forbes.com.  A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Business School, Daisy lives in New York City with her husband – a proud working father – and two young children.