About the Author
Liana Downey is successful entrepreneur and dynamic presenter dedicated to creating social change. As Executive Director of Liana Downey & Associates, Downey leads a high performing global team that helps visionary social leaders and organizations increase focus and change lives. Clients include innovative social enterprises, global nonprofits and ground-breaking leaders from federal, state, and city governments such as the Community Resources Exchange, Speak up Africa, Community Solutions, the Nature Conservancy, the NYC Education Department, Children s Aid Society and the Administration for Children s Services. Liana also advised large multinationals on growth strategy, and established and led the social and public practices while at McKinsey & Company for more than a decade.
Previously, Liana was an Expert Advisor to the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, a commercial adviser on the Baku-Tblisi gas pipeline negotiations in Tblisi, Georgia, and Director of dstore.com.au.
Liana holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business (Arjay Miller Scholar), Bachelor Degrees in Math and in Arts from the Australian National University, and serves on the National and New York Boards of Room to Grow, an innovative nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of families living with poverty."