Ellen Bravo is an award-winning author and lifelong activist, the former director of 9to5 (the group that inspired the movie) and co-founder of Family Values @ Work, a network of state coalitions working for family-friendly policies. She has written three non-fiction books, including Taking on the Big Boys, or Why Feminism is Good for Families, Business and the Nation. awarded Foreword Magazine’s gold medal for women’s issues. Ellen’s first novel, Again and Again, won praise for being a “riveting page-turner that tackles some of the most important issues of our day — campus sexual violence, male privilege, and beltway politics.” She wrote Standing Up: Tales of Struggle with her husband, Larry Miller. Among her commendations is a Ford Foundation Visionary award.