Early Career Network


The aim of the Early Career Network is to bring together graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, junior faculty, and other early career professionals from both academic and practitioner settings who are interested in work-family research, practice, and advocacy. Membership is open to all WFRN members who identify as early career professionals.


  • To encourage and enhance interest and commitment to work-family issues.
  • To connect members to potential mentors amongst senior WFRN members.
  • To increase visibility of early career professionals at larger WFRN organized social and professional networking opportunities.
  • To communicate to the larger WFRN the needs and interests of early career professionals (e.g. strategies for building a successful career in work-family research, practice, or advocacy).
  • To create a common platform for sharing resources related to career opportunities and/or funding opportunities within the work-family field (e.g., WFRN’s Early Career Work and Family Fellowship Program).
  • To provide a supportive space to discuss career and research-related issues (e.g., publication strategies, promoting work-family concerns among practitioners) and any additional resources, programs, or projects that meet the needs of Early Career Network members.
  • To facilitate inter-disciplinary research collaborations.
  • To foster connections between early career researchers and early career practitioners.


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Current Research

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Featured Member Profile

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Chair:  Mona Zanhour, California State University, Long Beach; mona.zanhour@csulb.edu
Chair-Elect: Mélanie Trottier, Université du Québec à Montréal; trottier.melanie@uqam.ca
Secretary:  Eiko Strader, George Washington University; strader@email.gwu.edu
Membership Coordinator: Sabrina L. Speights, Wheaton College; speights_sabrina@wheatoncollege.edu