Amy KatzHi, I’m Amy Katz. I have been a consultant to family businesses for fifteen years and I have a true appreciation for the special challenges and opportunities that working in a family business can bring. I began my professional career with a Master’s in Social Work, which gave me a deep understanding of family dynamics and the way families shape our lives at home and at work. After receiving my Ph.D. in Social Psychology, I worked as a consultant and coach with a wide range of organizations in business, government, academic, and family business settings. While facilitating a mastermind group of talented women working in their family’s businesses, I discovered my true passion: helping daughters and other women working in their family’s business lead in those businesses with confidence and clarity.

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Great to see that daughters in family businesses are getting recognition!  Read more below.

May/June 2016 Edition — Family Business Magazine
“Some women who have taken over a business from their fathers never even expected to work in the family company, let alone become the CEO. Yet once they took the helm, those daughters discovered that they have the right skills, experience and values to guide their companies through the transition to the next generation and beyond.” Click here to read the article.

August 1, 2015 —
“With the push for more women to step into leadership roles, a unique subset of leaders is emerging in family business: daughters that are taking charge. After mentoring a group of these women through a local center at University of Cincinnati’s business school, Social Psychologist Amy Katz noticed something fascinating.” Click here to read the article.

May 2, 2015 — David —

davidRuth Furman – LAS VEGAS, NV – “In the American business tradition, children grow up, leave home and seek their fortunes. But, as three local women have discovered, sometimes the career path doubles back and points home again — to the family business.” Click here to read the article.

December 9, 2014 — The Wealth Channel —

April 28, 2014 — Womanetics —

Sherry V. Crawley – Atlanta, GA – “With a doctoral degree in social psychology and a long history in organizational development, Amy Katz recently launched a new online community called Daughters in Charge, designed to support women through the ups and downs of taking on leadership roles in family businesses. How is she serving as a change agent and helping other women do the same? We asked her for some details.”

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April 21, 2014 — The Broad Experience —

Ashley Milne-Tyte – NEW YORK, NY – “EPISODE 39: Daughters in Charge: Traditionally it was always men who followed their fathers into the family business. But the number of women joining family firms in the US has almost quintupled since the late 1990s…”

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February 19, 2014 — American Public Media: Marketplace —

MarketplaceLogoAshley Milne-Tyte – ST PAUL, MN – “The number of women leading family businesses is five times higher than it was in the late ‘90s. Given women now outpace men when it comes to getting degrees, that number is likely to increase. But even today, women often face different issues from men when they join the family business…” 
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February 18, 2014 — Campden Wealth Family Business —

Jessica Tasman-Jones – LONDON, UK – A new online community for women involved in family businesses has attracted more global attention than the US-based founders anticipated, since its launch in November. Click here to read the article.

January, 2014 — Goering Center for Family & Private Business –

GoeringCenterLogoAmy Katz, Ph.D. – CINCINNATI – Goering Center for Family & Private Business ENewsletter –  As the owner of a family business, or as a family member working in the business, you may want to take the lead in suggesting some New Year’s resolutions for your business… Click here to read the article.

January 15, 2014 — The Broad Experience —

Ashley Milne-Tyte – New York – Writer, public radio reporter, and Columbia Journalism School adjunct professor Ashley Milne-Tyte covers Amy’s take on issues that can crop up when a daughter joins the family firm. Click here to read more.

January 6, 2014 — NPR Digital Network Station WNKU –

Business Wise - WNKU - Amy, Crystal, Tom - #2 - 12DEC2013Gary Keegan – CINCINNATI – BusinessWise Radio Show – Why is “Daughters In Charge” catching on around the world? Listen to Amy Katz being interviewed by Crystal Faulkner & Tom Cooney of the CPA firm Cooney, Faulkner & Stevens on WNKU Public Radio, BusinessWise Radio Program. (Amy’s interview starts at 29:25) Click Here to listen to the interview.

December 21, 2013 – WCPO TV –

Lucy May – CINCINNATI – Kelly Backscheider just can’t help it. Allen Backscheider has been her boss for two years at BGR, Inc. in West Chester. But he’s been her father for her entire life. “My brother calls my dad ‘Allen’ in meetings. I can’t do that,” she said. “I call him Dad. But it just sounds so unprofessional.” Click Here to read the rest of the story.