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Allyson Downey
Allyson Downey is CEO and co-founder of weeSpring, a start-up that helps new and expecting parents collect advice from their friends about what they need for their baby. Her entrepreneurial spirit dates back to elementary school, when she had a face-painting business for birthday parties, and it's carried her through roles with Random House, Eliot Spitzer, and Credit Suisse. She has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts, and a BA from Colby College. She serves on the board of Democracy Prep Public Schools, one of the country's top charter management organizations, and lives in New York City with her husband and weeSpring co-founder Jack and their toddler. You can follow her on Twitter at @allysondowney or on Google+.

Entries by Allyson Downey

How to Be Superwoman/Superman (or a Reasonable Facsimile)

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 1:26 PM

Amidst all the recent laments that we are too tethered to our technology, I have a confession to make: I would pretty much fall apart without it.

I have a toddler. I have a start-up. The combination of those two is pretty much the biggest time and energy suck you...

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37 Weeks and Six Days

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 3:04 PM

Something only a handful of people know about me: I hosted a cookout for ten friends while I was in labor with my son. At the dinner table, I'd occasionally trail off mid-sentence while waiting for a contraction to pass, or freeze for a moment while passing the ketchup. Because...

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How to Network

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 11:20 AM

I was completely wrong about most of the things I was certain of when I was 23. Like wanting to be a novelist. And the (train wreck of a) guy I thought I'd wind up marrying.

More than anything, though, I believed professional success was all about merit and...

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