Karen Dillon 

Editorial Director

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Karen Dillon is the Editorial Director of BanyanGlobal, helping Banyan share its expertise and ideas with family businesses around the world. Karen was drawn to Banyan because she’s fascinated by the unique dynamics, challenges, and personal stories of family businesses. Karen is a former Editor of Harvard Business Review magazine. She was once named by Ashoka as one of the world’s most influential and inspiring women. 

Karen lives outside of Boston with her husband and cat, Izzy. She loves old school movie theatres, traveling, and collecting new experiences.

Fun facts:

  • Karen is the author of three books with the late Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, including the New York Times best-seller How Will You Measure Your Life?
  • Karen and her brother and sister are the reigning champions of Lynnfield, Massachusetts’s ‘80s Trivia Challenge – a title that was retired after they swept the board. 


  • Cornell University
  • Northwestern University