Ellen Bravo is co-director of Family Values @ Work (FV@W), a network of broad coalitions working for—and winning—policies such as paid sick days and family leave insurance.Ellen has served on several state and federal commissions, including the national bi-partisan Commission on Leave to study the impact of the FMLA, and has testified before Congress several times. She’s a member of the leadership team of Caring Across Generations, and served on the boards of Working America and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Among her many commendations, Ellen has received the Ford Foundation’s Visionary Award, the Francis Perkins “Intelligence and Courage” Award, a Families and Work Institute Work-Life Legacy Award and a Trailblazer award from the Ms. Foundation.
Described as “moving, witty and sometimes bawdy,” Ellen is a leading commentator in the media, appearing on MSNBC, Fox News and NPR, among others. Her writing is regularly featured in such outlets as The New York Times, CNN, The Nation, Salon, The Huffington Post, Ms. and other sites. She has taught Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her most recent non-fiction book, Taking on the Big Boys, or Why Feminism is Good for Families, Business and the Nation, won ForeWord Magazine’s Gold Medal in women’s issues and was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine.
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