Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute, helped establish the field of work and family life at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for twenty-five years. Her more than forty books and reports include Ask The Children, the now-classic The Six Stages of Parenthood, and the bestsellingMind in the Making, published by HarperStudio in April 2010.
At FWI, she co-directs the National Study of the Changing Workforce, the most comprehensive ongoing nationally representative study of the U.S. workforce, the National Study of Employers, an ongoing nationally representative study tracking trends in employment benefits, policies and practices as well as When Work Works, a project on workplace flexibility and effectiveness. Ms. Galinsky directs Mind in the Making, a project on the science of early learning that includes the book, videos for teachers, and learning modules for teachers and for families.
She has received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from Vassar College. She served as the elected President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2005. She holds a Masters in Child Development/ Education from Bank Street College of Education and a BA degree in Child Study from Vassar College. She was a presenter at the White House Conference on Child Care in 1997 and on Teenagers in 2000 and is featured regularly in the media, including appearances on Today, World News Tonight with Charles Gibson, and Oprah.