Work-Life Innovators to be Honored This Month

Work-Life Innovators Honored

Families and Work Institute presents the 2014 Work Life Legacy Awards


Eve Tahmincioglu
Families and Work Institute
(212) 716-1842 (office)

(302) 521-1215 (cell)


June 16, 2014

NEW YORK, NY—At a time when leaning in and leaning out is being hotly debated, towns are pondering work-life laws, and working-father challenges are gaining a spotlight at the White House and beyond, it’s important to pay homage to the innovators who blazed the work-life trail opening the path for a national discussion on changing how we think about work and the workplace.

Families and Work Institute (FWI) will present its annual Work Life Legacy Awards to four of the nation’s top minds in the work-life field at the Work and Family Researchers Network 2014 Conference on Thursday, June 19th at 6:30 PM at the Hudson Theater, 145 West 44th  Street in New York City.

This year’s honorees include:

  • Arlie R. Hochschild, co-author of the acclaimed The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home and Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley;


  • Jerry A. Jacobs, Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Revolving Doors: Sex Segregation and Women’s Careers;JERRY JACOBS


  • Ellen Ernst Kossek, Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, the Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence  and co-author of CEO of Me: Creating a Life That Works in the Flexible Job Age;




  • Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law and author of Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What To Do About It.JOAN C. WILLIAMS




“These four individuals are giants in the field—they are seers, looking beneath the surface with their academic lens and discovering new realities; they are creators, coining the language to express these new realities; and they are doers, working tirelessly to bring about change,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of the Institute.

For more information or to attend the event, contact Eve Tahmincioglu at 302-521-1215, or

About Families and Work Institute

Families and Work Institute is a nonprofit center dedicated to providing research for living in today’s changing workplace, changing family and changing community. Since the Institute was founded in 1989, our work has tackled issues in three major areas: the workforce/workplace, youth and early childhood. Families and Work Institute’s research takes on emerging issues before they crest and includes some of the most comprehensive research on the U.S. workforce available. The Institute’s work has helped change the language of debates to move the discussion forward toward more effective and data-driven solutions, and to result in action. For more information, visit, like us on and follow us on Twitter @FWINews.






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