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325 Thriving Workplaces with Ellen Galinsky

Today on the show I interview Ellen Galinsky, the President of Families and Work Institute and the elected President of the Work and Family Researchers Network. She serves as a senior advisor to the Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary of Youth Mental Health at the Administration for Children and Families and between March 2016 and September 2022 was Chief Science Officer of the Bezos Family Foundation. Her research has focused on work-life, children’s development, youth voice, child-care, parent-professional relationship, and parental development. Galinsky is the author of Mind in the Making and The Breakthrough Years. She’s also the author of 90 books/reports and 360 articles for books, journals, magazines, and the Web.

We discuss her work with women and children,

her upcoming book, The Breakthrough Years,

and what the most common thing kids wish for their parents.

‌The book she recommended was: Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner by Barbara Kingsolver 

Girls on the Run Rio Grande is a social and emotional development program, driven by an evidence-based curriculum that helps 3rd-5th grade girls build confidence, kindness and decision-making skills. Dynamic lessons instill valuable life skills including the important connection between physical and emotional health. We operate in Sandoval, Valencia and Bernalillo counties. In our 12 years of operation, we have never turned a girl away based on her ability to pay. Our programming is delivered by our incredible volunteer coaches, which we are in need of! The impact of a Girls on the Run volunteer coach is as boundless as it is beautiful. As a coach, you will also reap countless benefits, including deepening your leadership skills, finding joy in helping others, and earning new perspectives – just to name a few!
Girls on the Run coaches are:
· Trained to lead small teams through engaging lessons that build confidence, inspire healthy habits and foster meaningful connections
· Not required to be runners or athletes
· Fully prepared and supported by GOTR
· Available for practice once or twice week for 90 minutes for the 10-week season
· Compassionate and empowering leaders who want to support the next generation of change-makers.

Our coaches bring our evidence-based curriculum to life and are at the heart of what makes Girls on the Run one of a kind. At every practice, their encouragement inspires girls to activate and reach their limitless potential.

Remember: We provide coaches with all the training and supplies necessary, so prior experience is not required! Lead the way for more girls in your community and watch your own life transform. If you have any questions about our program, its impact or volunteering, please contact us. Our website is

Girls on the Run Rio Grande or check us out on instagram and facebook @girlsontherunriogrande.

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