Senior Writer, The Wall Street Journal
Sue Shellenbarger is the creator and writer of The Wall Street Journal’s “Work & Family” column. The former chief of the Journal’s Chicago news bureau, she started the column in 1991 to provide the nation’s first regular coverage of the growing conflict between work and family and its implications for the workplace and society.
Her column has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and has received six major national awards, including “Best General Interest Column” from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Ms. Shellenbarger has been named by Working Woman magazine to the “Working Woman 25,” the 25 people who have done the most to help women in the workplace in the past 25 years. In 1997, she was named one of America’s “25 Most Influential Working Mothers” by Working Mother magazine.
Ms. Shellenbarger has been writing or editing for The Wall Street Journal in various capacities for 25 years. She was Chicago Bureau Chief for the newspaper from 1986 to 1989, and also hosted a syndicated national “Work & Family” talk radio show on The Wall Street Journal Radio Network for two years. She has written two books, most recently The Breaking Point, a nonfiction work about midlife crisis in women, published in April 2005 by Henry Holt & Company.
She lives near Portland, Oregon with her two teenagers, a dog and two cats.