Greetings!

The WFRN would like to wish you a Happy New Year and remind you that it’s not too late to join us for the upcoming 2021 membership year!

By renewing your membership & registration today, you will be able to vote in our elections, which will occur very soon. This year we combined registration with membership, which can potentially facilitate reimbursement from your institution.  We also introduced lower rates for emeriti and students, as well as grants for low income scholars.

For over twenty years, the Work and Family Researchers Network has brought together researchers, employers, policy advocates, educators, and work-life practitioners to develop and distribute knowledge on the complex ties among jobs, caregiving, and social policy.  Our goal is to improve the empirical foundation on which work and family policies and practices are developed and implemented – around the world. We invite you to join us in this effort by  renewing your WFRN membership/registration.

This year is especially important for the WFRN. In the past, WFRN has been organized around a bi-annual in-person conference, augmented by resources for members on the WFRN website. Although we still plan to hold in-person conferences bi-annually, we are transforming WFRN into a year-round community by offering opportunities to share knowledge and ideas throughout the year, every year. This transformation builds on the success WFRN has had in bringing members from around the world together as part of the 2020 WFRN Virtual Conference. In 2021, we anticipate holding several online events that focus on enduring work-family issues, racial justice, ramifications of COVID-19, and practical applications for the workplace and classroom. We will use membership revenues to support the virtual events, disseminate work-family scholarship, prepare the 2022 in-person conference, and support the next generation of work-family scholars.

As a member, the WFRN will work to advance your interests. Some of the benefits of membership include:

  • Engagement with the international community of work-family scholars and practitioners
  • Free admission to virtual events
  • Weekly news and events feed to your email
  • Updates on the latest publications in work-family via the Research Feed
  • Opportunity to join and lead knowledge communities and special interest groups
  • Opportunity to lead WFRN initiatives, including new positions as content development leaders
  • Opportunity to join our Experts Panel, increasing your visibility, prospects for media engagement, collaboration and consultation

Perhaps the most important reason to become a member is the satisfaction of supporting high quality employment, access to care, and effective social policies.

Please take a few moments to visit the WFRN’s new website and our membership page.  We would be delighted to have you join our efforts in 2021 by joining our membership!