Daisy Dowling is a human capital practitioner, advisor, and thought leader. Her work focuses on maximizing individual and organizational performance in demanding, high-stakes business and commercial contexts.
She currently serves as Principal Consultant at Kiddy & Partners, the human capital advisory firm, where she works with U.S. and multinational organizations on talent strategy, leadership assessment and development, board effectiveness and organizational design issues. Separately, she is the founder and CEO of Workparent, which provides advice and solutions to working parents and to the organizations that employ them.
Before joining Kiddy in 2016, Daisy served as Managing Director and as the first Head of Talent Development for Blackstone, the leading alternative asset management firm. In this position, she created the firm’s leadership development, training, and diversity initiatives; personally coached select rising leaders; developed the firm’s aggregate performance analytics methodology; and led initiatives related to Blackstone’s firm-wide culture and employer brand. In addition, as COO of Blackstone’s Human Resources function, she held global responsibility for human capital strategy development, budget, and communications.
Previously, she served as Global Head of Leadership Development for Morgan Stanley; Vice President of the Pine Street senior leadership development team at Goldman Sachs; and Associate, Acquisition Finance at JP Morgan.
Daisy publishes regularly on leadership-related topics. To date, she is the author of 14 articles in Harvard Business Review magazine, for which she created and wrote a column on CEO-level leadership. Her feature article “Why Did We Ever Go Into HR?”, an examination of the value of strategic human capital development, became a top-10% HBR bestseller. Her book, Remember Who You Are (Harvard Business School Press, 2004) became an international bestseller and has been published in ten languages. She has also published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. Additionally, she and her work have been featured in the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal online.
She earned her B.A. from Brown University and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Daisy lives in New York City with her husband, Luc, and two young daughters.