Conference Speaker Biography
President & Co-Founder
Families and Work Institute
Ellen Galinsky is the president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute, a Manhattan- based nonprofit organization conducting research on the changing family, workplace and community. Ms. Galinsky co-authored the 1997 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.
As a leading authority on work-family issues, she was a presenter at the 1997 White House Conference on Child Care and appears regularly on television and in the media. Ms. Galinsky is the program director of the annual work-life conference co-convened by the Conference Board and Families and Work Institute. As a past president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, she has also served on many boards, commissions and task forces. Her work with numerous companies and governments extends globally.
For 25 years Ms. Galinsky was on the faculty at the Bank Street College of Education, where she helped establish the field of work and family life. She has authored over 20 books and reports and published more than 100 articles in academic journals, academic books and magazines. Her newest book, Ask the Children, is considered a landmark investigation of how to succeed at work and parenting.
Ms. Galinsky received her B.A. in child studies at Vassar University and an M.S. in Child Development from Bank Street College. She holds a New York State Teacher Certificate.