2013 Immersion Learning Experience – Press Release

Eve Tahmincioglu
Families and Work Institute
(302) 521-1215 (cell)

Top Ten Work-life Trailblazers To Provide Reality Check

Work-life Roundtable Discussion Workplace Reporters Can’t Miss

One day Yahoo’s CEO bans telecommuting, next she’s beefing up maternity and paternity leave for employees.

Work-life issues have been at the top of the news in recent months, including everything from whether women should “lean in” or out, to how working fathers are stressed out over daily grind and personal work-life issues.

To separate “sense from the hyperbole,” Families and Work Institute’s decided we all need a work-life reality check. That’s why this year, for our 10th Annual Work Life Legacy Awards, we have chosen to honor 10 individuals who shaped the field; the ones who have committed their stellar careers to researching, analyzing, writing about and improving the lives of women and men on and off the job.

All ten winners will be part of a conversation on work-life issues Families and Work Institute is initiating next month at an annual learning event reporters covering the workplace or general family and career issues won’t want to miss.

Join us on Monday June 3 from 2:30 to 5 pm for our exclusive afternoon Immersion Learning Experience (ILE) to hear ten unique perspectives on the “new normal” from these trailblazers.

It is their work, their insights, that have put the issue of work-life on the table in the past decades, and we’re bringing these great minds together in one place in one afternoon to discuss where we have been and we are going – beyond the blaring headlines and fleeting trends.

The 2013 Work Life Legacy Award Honorees are:

  • Rosalind Chait Barnett, PhD, Senior Scientist, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
  • Lisa Belkin, former New York Times Motherlode blogger and now Huffington Post’s Senior Columnist on Life/Work/Family
  • Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of Family Values @ Work
  • Stephanie Coontz, Director of Research and Public Education, Council on Contemporary Families, University of Miami and Professor, The Evergreen State College
  • Stewart D. Friedman, PhD, Practice Professor of Management, Director of the Work/Life Integration Project, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Bradley K. Googins, PhD, Professor, Carroll School of Management and Founder of Boston College Center for Work & Family
  • Arlene A. Johnson, recently Mayor of Livingston, NJ, former Vice President at WFD Consulting, former Catalyst and The Conference Board leader
  • Brad Harrington, EdD, Executive Director, Center for Work & Family or Center for Work and Family and Associate Research Professor, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
  • Sylvia Ann Hewlett, PhD President and CEO, Center for Talent Innovation, author of Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution
  • Deborah M. Stahl, Deborah Stahl Consulting, former Director of the AT&T Family Care Development Fund

All ten work-life visionaries will be part of our Immersion Learning Experience and will be sharing their thoughts on how the workplace has changed over the years, and where they think it’s going in the months and years ahead. They’ll offer all ILE attendees their work-life “Marching Orders” for the future.

The 2013 Work Life Legacy Award Honorees will receive their Awards during our evening Award ceremony at Cipriani’s 42nd Street.

If you’re interested in attending the ILE please contact Eve Tahmincioglu at eve@familiesandwork.org
or 302-521-1215.

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