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Ellen Galinsky

Chief Science Officer
Bezos Family Foundation

Ellen Galinsky is the President of Families and Work Institute and the Chief Science Officer for the Bezos Family Foundation. 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.

In March 2016, Mind in the Making (MITM) became a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, where Ms. Galinsky also serves as its Executive Director. Mind in the Making and Vroom, a program of the Foundation, are an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public, families and professionals who work with them. Ms. Galinsky is currently at work on a new book and training materials on adolescence.

Ms. Galinsky also directs the most comprehensive ongoing studies of the US workforce and workplace as well as When Work Works, which in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), provides an award for workplace effectiveness and flexibility.  In late 2016, these programs will become a part of SHRM, where Ms. Galinsky will serve as a Senior Research Advisor.

Ms. Galinsky has been a presenter at five White House Conferences and was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2005. She served as the elected President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and 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.

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