25th Feb 2023
Work Rest Slay is a monthly podcast hosted by IMAGE Contributing Editor Melanie Morris, who speaks to some of the most compelling Irish and international people in business, spilling the truth on the real secret sauce for a successful career.
Our next business podcast in the series launches on Saturday, February 25, 2023, and features Ann Dugan, one of the foremost internationally recognised advisors to entrepreneurs and families of wealth globally.
Work Rest Slay: Episode 17
Ann Dugan is a remarkable woman, and a great advocate for those women keen to do well, do better and do the right thing. She hails from Pittsburgh, USA, but is equally comfortable in the Irish working landscape.
In this episode of Work Rest Slay, she tells us about her remarkable life and her pioneering methods; as well as the importance of philanthropy and how to have those difficult conversations in the boardroom.
As a fourth-generation member of a business-owning family, it’s no surprise that Ann is an expert in her field. “Being born into a family business, the nuances and the family dynamics are always present.”
Learning from her mother and aunt’s hard work ethic, Ann has helped support family businesses for three decades and counting. For more on Ann’s career journey, listen to the newest episode of Work Rest Slay below:
Ann Dugan is one of the foremost internationally recognised advisors to entrepreneurs and families of wealth globally. Ann has helped a number of Key Capital’s significant family office clients explore their philanthropic interests with the education and mentoring of family members.
An advocate and early innovator in understanding the power of education to achieve long-term sustainability and multi-generational success, Ann works with family enterprises, family foundations, entrepreneurs and family offices to develop a vision, install proper governance structures, manage generational wealth transition, and manage timely transitions and exits.
A fourth-generation member of a business-owning family in the US, Ann began a 30-year career starting and growing one of the most successful university-based entrepreneurship and family enterprise organisations in North America, the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence of the University of Pittsburgh, which continues to thrive today after Ann led her own successful transition in 2014. She is also a Family Business Fellow at Cornell University. She has worked closely with Key Capital since 2017, presenting at all their Family Offices conferences.