A focused small-group conference experience facilitating interaction and idea exchange among work-family scholars, with the goal of furthering collaborations and advancing research and practice at the intersection of work and family.
Ellen Ernst Kossek
Ellen Ernst Kossek, (Ph.D., Yale University) is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, and the first elected President of the Work-Family Researchers Network. An elected Fellow in the Academy of Management, APA, and the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, her research examines transforming gender, diversity and inclusion, workplace flexibility, and work–family-life organizational practices. She has won a Work-Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work-life movement, been a finalist or won the Rosabeth Moss Kanter work-family research excellence award multiple times and the Sage Scholarly achievement award for advancing understanding of gender and diversity in organizations. Prior to becoming a professor she worked on human resource issues for major corporations in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Invited to speak to managers and scholars about work-life, gender and well-being issues in over a dozen countries, her research has been funded by NIH, NSF, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Gerber Foundation among others and been published in top academic journals as well as many national and international media outlets (e.g., NPR, the Financial Times, CNN, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal).
Jamie Ladge, (Ph.D., Boston College) is the Patrick F. & Helen C. Walsh Professor of Management at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, where she has served as a professor for the past 12 years. She is primarily known for her research exploring the intersection of work and family, stigmatized social identities, and career equality, gender and diversity issues in organizations. Dr. Ladge’s core area of research focuses on the psychological and career implications of professionally-employed mothers and fathers. She also researches the diversity challenges and work and family boundaries of those holding stigmatized social identities including pregnant workers and same sex couples. Dr. Ladge is a frequent speaker, both nationally and internationally, on the topic of gender and diversity in organizations and work-life integration. Her work has been published in top management and human resources journals, and has received significant media attention in major media outlets (e.g., Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, Businessweek). She also recently co-authored the book, “Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood” (Oxford University Press). Dr. Ladge is a current member of the Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, American Psychological Association, Society for Human Resource Professionals and Work-Family Researchers Network. She currently serves as the Division Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management.