Founder & CEO, Workparent
Before founding Workparent in 2016, Daisy served as Managing Director and as the first Head of Talent Development for Blackstone, the leading asset management firm (and, through its portfolio companies, the second-largest employer in the United States). In this position, she created the firm’s leadership development and training initiatives; spearheaded the creation of a global diversity program, including employee affiliation networks; 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. Under her leadership, Blackstone became the leading alternative asset management firm in terms of parental leave policies; the firm’s Women’s Network grew into a global, cross-divisional organization that ran 50+ educational events and programs annually; and the percentage of incoming female campus hires increased by 250%.
Daisy also previously served as Principal Consultant and US business lead for Kiddy & Partners, the international human-capital consulting firm; 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. In each of these roles, Daisy was responsible for significant women’s-, diversity-, and work/life-related programming.
Throughout her career, Daisy has published regularly on leadership-related topics. To date, she is the author of 16 articles in Harvard Business Review magazine, for which she developed and wrote a column on CEO-level leadership. Her 2008 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 on leadership and work/life topics in the New York Times, Washington Post, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Dallas Morning News and Elle magazine. Additionally, she and her work have been featured in the Financial Times, the Sunday Times (UK), the Wall Street Journal online, and on Forbes.com. She earned her B.A. from Brown University and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
A proud working parent herself, Daisy lives in New York City with her husband and two young children.