Mindy Fried, MSW, PhD, is an applied sociologist with over 25 years of experience conducting rigorous qualitative research studies. As Co-Principal of Arbor Consulting Partners, Mindy works collaboratively with nonprofit organizations and foundations to help them build their capacity and strengthen their programs and policies. Her areas of focus include workplace policies, arts, public health, and grassroots organizing. Mindy has taught sociology courses on aging, sex/gender, feminist theory and more at MIT, Tufts, Brandeis University and Boston University. Her published books include Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir (2016) and Taking Time: Parental Leave Policy and Corporate Culture (1998). She is also the creator and co-producer of The Shape of Care, a podcast about caregiving. Mindy earned her Masters and Doctoral degrees from Brandeis University; and a Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University, with a focus on Social Policy Planning.