ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

DAISY DOWLING, Series Editor, is the founder and CEO of Workparent, the executive coaching and training firm, and the author of Workparent: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids (Harvard Business Review Press, 2021). She is a full-time working parent to two young children. She can be reached at www.workparent.com.

ALISON BEARD is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, cohost of the Dear HBR: and HBR IdeaCast podcasts, and a grateful mom to two fabulous children, Jack and Ella, and a funny cat, Pickle, who are the lights of her life.

MICHELE BENTON, is a wife of 20+ years, mom to a teenage son and tween-age daughter, and president of lime LLC, a marketing strategy, capabilities, and performance consultancy. Fed up that society’s message to working parents is “Embrace the Suck,” she runs the blog and resource center BeSaturated.com to help contemporary professionals create a good life in today’s global, social, and digital times. Follow her on Twitter @michelebphd.

DAVID BURKUS, according to his two boys, “makes books, gives talks, and takes care of us.” He’s the bestselling author of four books, including Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career (Houghton Mifflin, 2018).

PRISCILLA CLAMAN is president of Career Strategies, Inc., a Boston-area firm offering career coaching to individuals and career management services to organizations. She is a contributor to the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Job (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012). She is also the mother of three, the grandmother of nine, and the supplemental parent to four dogs, two cats, a rabbit, a retired horse, and 11 baby chicks.

JACKIE COLEMAN is a former marriage counselor and has recently worked on education programs for the state of Georgia and as a classroom teacher for young children.

JOHN COLEMAN is a business executive and coauthor of Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011). Jackie and John Coleman are married and have three young children.

SCOTT EDINGER, founder of Edinger Consulting, is a coauthor of the HBR article “Making Yourself Indispensable.” He is the author of The Hidden Leader: Discover and Develop Greatness Within Your Company (AMACON, 2015) and the forthcoming The Butterfly Effect: How Great Leaders Drive and Sustain Revenue Growth. Follow him on Twitter @scottkedinger or on LinkedIn. As a dad of two daughters, he provides amateur-level support as a TikTok backup dancer, Instagram photographer, and drivers ed instructor.

STEWART D. FRIEDMAN, an organizational psychologist at the Wharton School, is the author of three Harvard Business Review Press books—Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent With Purpose, Find Your Career, and Create a Richer Life (2020), Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life (2014), and Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Better Life (2008). He founded the Wharton Leadership Program, the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, and Total Leadership, a management consulting and training company. His three grown children work in education. He hopes his two grandchildren will help us heal our broken world.

AMY GALLO is a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review and the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict at Work (Harvard Business Review Press, 2017). She writes and speaks about workplace dynamics. As the parent of a teenager, she spends a lot of time trying to figure out how to apply her own advice on difficult conversations at home. Follow her on Twitter @amyegallo.

CARRIE KERPEN is the cofounder and CEO of Likeable Media and the author of Work It: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in Business (TarcherPerigee, 2018). With three children ranging in age from high school to preschool, she spends her nonwork time alternating between college prep, TikTok dances, and episodes of Sesame Street.

REBECCA KNIGHT is a freelance journalist in Boston whose work has been published in the New York Times, USA Today, and the Financial Times. She is the mom of two tween-age daughters.

KRISTIN MCELDERRY is a management consulting executive who works with public sector and higher education clients to transform their business. Kristin is the proud mother of three children (ages 2, 4, and 6) and spends her nonwork time having spontaneous dance parties, gardening, and going on bike rides.

LIZ O’DONNELL is the founder of Working Daughter and author of Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019) and Mogul, Mom, and Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman (Routledge, 2016). She is a working daughter-in-law, wannabe mogul, and mother and maid to two teens.

CAROLYN O’HARA is a writer and editor based in New York City. She’s worked at The Week, PBS NewsHour, and Foreign Policy. Follow her on Twitter @carolynohara1.

JENNIFER PETRIGLIERI is an associate professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD and the author of Couples That Work: How Dual-Career Couples Can Thrive in Love and Work (Harvard Business Review Press, 2019). She is the mum of Pietro (11) and Arianna (10), and together they enjoy growing vegetables, jumping on their trampoline, and going for long bike rides.

LISA QUEST is a partner at Oliver Wyman, head of the public-sector practice for the U.K. and Ireland, and a visiting academic fellow at the London School of Economics. With two young boys, she divides her time between reading Thomas the Tank Engine, building forts, and drinking way too much coffee.

AVIVAH WITTENBERG-COX is CEO of 20-first, a global gender consulting firm, and the author of Seven Steps to Leading a Gender-Balanced Business (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014). She’s also written a book on the implications of gender balance at home, Late Love: Mating in Maturity (Motivational Press, 2018). She lives in London with her sculptor husband and is occasionally visited by her two globe-trotting, gender-balanced children—a son and a daughter.

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