Mindy Fried

Mindy Fried, M.S.W., Ph.D. is a sociologist with 30 years of experience conducting research, teaching, and conducting policy analysis on organizational and workplace issues. As Co-Principal of Arbor Consulting Partners and in her independent consulting work, Mindy works collaboratively with organizations to help them build their capacity and strengthen their programs and policies. Her areas of expertise include work and family policies, education, the arts, grassroots initiatives, leadership development, and more. Mindy is currently a Senior Visiting Lecturer at Boston College, where she teaches Evaluation Research, and she has also taught courses on gender, work and public policy at MIT, Brandeis, Tufts and Boston University. She is a skilled facilitator and trainer, and has designed and implemented large-scale community-based participatory research projects. Mindy has published several books, including Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir (Vanderbilt University Press, July, 2016), Taking Time: Parental Leave Policy and Corporate Culture (Temple University Press), and Babies and Bargaining: Working Parents Take Action. She writes a blog called “Mindy’s Muses” and is Co-Chair of the Editorial Board for Feminist Reflections. Mindy received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Sociology from Brandeis University, and a Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University, with a focus on Community Organizing and Social Policy Planning.

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