senior research advisor, SHRM, co-founder and president
Families and Work Institute
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Ellen Galinsky, President of Families and Work Institute, has been a trailblazer in the work-family and early childhood fields. She is a prolific writer with more than 100 books and reports and 300 articles, which include the best-selling Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Ms. Galinsky co-directs the most comprehensive ongoing studies of the U.S. workforce and workplace as well as When Work Works which, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, provides an award for workplace effectiveness and flexibility.
Ms. Galinsky has been a presenter at numerous White House Conferences and was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2005. She is the recipient of many awards including the Distinguished Achievement Award from Vassar College, Seven Wonders of the Work Life World from Working Mother magazine and the Friend of Children Award from the Southern Early Childhood Association.