2008 Press Release
Katelyn De Rogatis
Families and Work Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seven Outstanding Leaders to Be Honored with Work Life Legacy Award by Families and Work Institute
Leaders Who Have Made a Significant Impact on American Workplaces
to Be Recognized at June 9th Event in New York City
New York , NY , June 9, 2008 – Change does not come easily in the American workplace. Seven outstanding leaders who have embraced Mahatma Gandhi’s famous words “you must be the change you want to see in the world,” and made compelling changes in the ways American live and work, will be honored by Families and Work Institute tonight, June 9th, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
The Institute’s fifth annual Work Life Legacy Awards is the preeminent celebration of the “work- life movement” in America. The event spotlights leaders from the corporate, academic and nonprofit sectors who have motivated individuals and entire organizations to change long held views and practices about how employees should work and live. In doing so, they have helped both employers and employees become more successful. During the event h onorees will tell their compelling stories and reveal the personal qualities that allow them to be effective agents of change.
The 2008 Work Life Legacy Awards will be presented to:
- James S. Turley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ernst & Young LLP
- Maryella M. Gockel, Flexibility Strategy Leader, Americas People Team, Ernst & Young LLP
- Janet Hanson, Founder, 85 Broads, Founder and Chairman, Milestone Capital Management
- Vice Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr., Chief of Naval Personnel and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education, United States Navy
- Phyllis Moen, PhD, McKnight Presidential Chair in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
- Richard P. Shore, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for Labor Market Policies,
School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
The 2008 Chris C. Kjeldsen Work Life Legacy Award will be presented by Families and Work Institute and Bright Horizons Family Solutions to Cathy A. Benton, Chief Human Resources Officer, Alston & Bird LLP.
Just as generational issues are being played out in politics, they are triggering enormous organizational change. “ This year’s honorees stress the qualitative differences they see in the Gen Yers joining their organizations and in the aging workforce.” said Ellen Galinsky, President and co-Founder of Families and Work Institute. “Rather than walk away from these differences, the honorees have created new visions for making work ‘work’ across the generations.”
In order to be a part of the Work Life Legacy Award celebration or learn more about the Award and the 2008 honorees, please visit www.familiesandwork.org, or contact Katelyn DeRogatis at (609) 924-7490.
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About Families and Work Institute
Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce and workplace, the changing family and the changing community. As a preeminent think-tank, FWI is known for being ahead of the curve, identifying emerging issues, and then conducting rigorous research that often challenges common wisdom, provides insight and knowledge, and motivates and leads to action. Its purpose is to create research to live by. Since the Institute was founded in 1989, its work has focused in three major areas: the workforce/workplace, youth and early childhood. For more information, visit www.familiesandwork.org.