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Liz O’Donnell

A recognized expert on working while caregiving.

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  • Award-winning author of two books: Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living and Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman
  • Published in The Atlantic, Forbes, TIME, WBUR, PBS’ Next Avenue, Boston Globe,
  • Expert guest on hundreds of television, radio and podcast shows
  • Media entrepreneur: Top 100 websites for women by Forbes, a BlogHer Voice of the Year, and a Stevie Award finalist
  • Founder of SheStarts

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Liz O’Donnell is the founder of Working Daughter, a community for women balancing eldercare, career, and more. An award-winning writer, she recently published her second book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living.

A former family caregiver, she is a recognized expert on working while caregiving and has written on the topic for many outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, TIME, WBUR and PBS’ Next Avenue and has delivered keynotes on the topic to many audiences including at the Metrowest Conference for Women, Harvard University, the Marketing to Moms Conference, and the Women Leading Government Conference.

A master storyteller, Liz shares her personal experiences and the lessons learned working with thousands of women in ways that are relatable, actionable, and sometimes hilarious. Her workshops provide a blueprint for women, and men, seeking to find balance between work and life, pursue their passion, shed their guilt, and lead a meaningful life. She offers business owners and managers an actionable plan for creating a culture that fosters productivity and promotes employee retention.

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.

A long-time marketing executive and working mother, Liz is also active in her community and committed to supporting other women. 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.

Disrupt caregiving: Caregiving will disrupt our careers, unless we disrupt it first

Liz shares practical and actionable advice for balancing eldercare and childcare responsibilities with career and life. Participants will learn strategies for success at work and at home.

Achieving the caregiver’s gain

Yes, caregiving can be a burden, but did you know, caregiver’s can realize tremendous psychological, emotional and even physical benefits from caring for someone else? Learn how.

Supporting Caregivers, A Business Imperative

Caregiving costs businesses $6.6 billion due to workday interruptions, absenteeism and attrition. For managers and HR, this workshop will teach you how to keep caregivers (productive) at work.

From surviving to thriving: a busy woman's manifesto

Learn how to shift from stress, guilt and overwhelm, to acceptance, purpose and success.

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