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Ellen Galinsky
President and Co-Founder
Families and Work InstituteEllen Galinsky is the President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute, a Manhattan-based non-profit organization conducting research on the changing family, changing workplace and changing community, and the author of the groundbreaking book, Ask the Children, which was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best work-life books of 1999.

Since its inception in 1989, FWI's pioneering studies have consistently generated national headlines. Galinsky has co-authored The National Study of the Changing Workforce, a nationally representative study of the U.S. workforce, updated every five years, and The 1998 Business Work-Life Study, revealing the trends and prevalence of business initiatives that support the family and personal life of employees. In 2001, Galinsky co-authored FWI's major new study, Feeling Overworked: When Work Becomes Too Much.

A leading authority on work-family issues, Galinsky was a presenter at the 2000 White House Conference on Teenagers and the 1997 White House Conference on Child Care. She was recently selected by Business Insurance magazine as one of its 100 leading women for her contributions to the field of work-life. A popular keynote speaker, she appears regularly at national conferences, on television and in the media, and is a regular columnist for Information Week. She is the program director of the annual work-life conference co-convened by The Conference Board and Families and Work Institute and staffs The Conference Board's Work-Life Leadership Council and The Employer Group, an association of employers committed to the work-life issues of hourly, low-wage and entry-level employees. A past President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, she serves on many boards, commissions and task forces. Her work with numerous companies and governments extends globally.

Before co-founding FWI, Galinsky was on the faculty at the Bank Street College of Education for 25 years, where she helped establish the field of work and family life. The author of over 20 books and reports, including The Six Stages of Parenthood and The Preschool Years, co-authored with Judy David, she has published more than 100 articles in academic journals, academic books, and magazines.

June, 2001


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