Liz O’Donnell is the founder of Working Daughter, a community for women balancing eldercare, career, and more. An award-winning writer, her book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living, was named one of the Best Books of the Year by Library Journal. In 2020, she launched the first National Working Daughters Day.
A former family caregiver she is a recognized expert on working while caregiving. She has written on the topic for many outlets including The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, TIME, WBUR and PBS’ Next Avenue, been quoted on the topic by Oprah Magazine, CNBC, The Lily and others, and has been featured in Health and Ozy Media. She has delivered keynotes on the topic to many audiences including Harvard University, MIT, the Marketing to Moms Conference, and the Women Leading Government Conference, and she works with companies like Transamerica and Cigna to create programs in support of working caregivers.
Her first book, Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman, which looks at the impact of women’s personal lives on their careers, was an Amazon bestseller. She is also a contributor to Managing Your Career, a Harvard Business Review press book for working parents.
A long-time marketing executive and working mother, she is also active in her community and committed to supporting other women. Liz is a member of her town’s Finance and Warrant Committee and a former Town Meeting Member. She cofounded SheStarts, an organization for women entrepreneurs, and Women In Democracy-Dedham, a non-partisan group that seeks to engage more women in local politics.
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