Six years ago, before it was even a thing, Diane created an MBA course on the Gig Economy at Babson College. The course gained immediate traction and was named by Forbes as one of the Top Ten Most Innovate Business School Courses in the country.
Out of that course grew a book. Diane is the author of The Gig Economy (Harper Collins), a bestselling book on Amazon that has been translated into five languages and featured widely in national media including CNN, Forbes, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, NECN, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Oprah.com, PBS, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Worth.
Diane walks her talk. She works independently, remotely, and flexibly in the Gig Economy as a consultant and advisor to Fortune 500 and startup company clients, and as a speaker, writer, and adjunct professor. She has taken two separate years off to travel around the world.
Diane speaks about the Gig Economy at industry conferences and corporate events around the world, and for organizations including AARP, Antenna, Catalant, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business Review, and MITx. She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and lectures at universities nationally, including Boston College, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Harvard Kennedy School, Northeastern, Northwestern, the University of Washington, and Virginia Western.
In addition to her work in the Gig Economy, Diane has been a professional investor for the past 15 years. She is an Advisor to the Kauffman Foundation on their private equity portfolio and was a venture capital (VC) investor for over a decade. Diane writes and speaks regularly about venture capital investing. She is the author We Have Met the Enemy …and He Is Us, a widely read report on the VC industry. She is also the author of two books and numerous articles on venture capital. Her work on the VC industry is part of the MBA curriculum at Babson, Boston College, Case Western, Darden, Kellogg, NYU, and Stanford, as well as Harvard Law School.
Diane holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Harvard University and was a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. She enjoys reading (mostly non-fiction), writing (only non-fiction), wine, food (cooking and eating), film, theatre, running, and yoga. Diane is a dual US and EU (Irish) citizen and can be found working in locations both here and abroad.