Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary (2015)

In conjunction with its 25th Anniversary Celebration, the Center releases its research report on how Millennials navigate their careers and recognizes four founding members (Bristol-MyersSquibb, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott International) for support of the Center’s since its beginning.    

Center’s The New Dad Series (2009-2017)

With support from corporate members, the Center launches The New Dad, an 8-year research project studying the changing role of fathers at home and in the workplace. The series makes the Center one of the most cited sources for information on working dads in the US. In all, more than 4000 fathers have participated in the Center’s fatherhood research.

The Global Roundtable (2006-2014)

In response to the growing need for more resources on global workforce management issues, the Center launches the Global Roundtable in 2006. Meetings are held in the Brazil, China, the UK, and USA. The Roundtable also spawns the Global Executive Briefing Series.

Dr. Brad Harrington Named Executive Director (2001)

Brad Harrington, former human resource and organization development executive at Hewlett-Packard, becomes the Center’s Executive Director and a research professor in the Carroll School.

Center Moves to Boston College (1997)

The Center moves from the Boston University School of Social Work to the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

 Work-Family Research Network Established (1997)

With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Director Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes launches the Work-Family Researchers Network (WFRN). Since 2010, WFRN has hosted the world’s largest conference of work-family researchers and scholars.

 NEWFA Established (1992)

The Center establishes the New England Work & Family Association (NEWFA) to help regional employers understand and address the complex work-life challenges facing the workforce.

 Work & Family Roundtable established (1990)

The Center creates a corporate Roundtable, providing leadership to shape corporate and public responses to the demands of work, home and community in order to enhance employee effectiveness.

Center Founded (1990)

Dr. Bradley Googins, Professor of Social Work at Boston University founds the Center for Work & Family in concert with 10 corporate founding members.