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Ellen Galinsky

President and Co-Founder, Families and Work Institute

Chief Science Officer and Executive Director of Mind in the Making, Bezos Family Foundation

Ellen Galinsky helped establish the field of work and family life at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for 25 years. Her 40+ books and reports include the highly acclaimed Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, Ask The Children and the now classic The Six Stages of Parenthood. At the Families and Work Institute, Ms. Galinsky co-directs the National Study of the Changing Workforce, and the When Work Works project. She also conducts the National Study of Employers and the the national Mind in the Making learning campaign. Ms. Galinsky is the Program Director for The Conference Board’s Work Life Leadership Council, a group of business leaders who have spearheaded work life issues in the business community since 1983, and she is a past President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the largest professional group of early childhood educators. A leading authority on work family issues, Ms. Galinsky is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from Vassar College and the 2005 Outstanding Volunteer and Professional Achievement Award from the National Cathedral School. She was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2005. A popular keynote speaker, Ms. Galinsky appears regularly at national conferences, on television and in the media, including the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, World News Tonight and Oprah. She holds a M.S. in Child Development/Education from Bank Street College of Education, a B.A. in Child Study from Vassar College, and numerous honorary degrees.