Becky Beaupre Gillespie is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Chicago Sun-Times, The Detroit News, USA Today and the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle. While on staff at the Sun-Times, Becky specialized in computer-assisted reporting and wrote on numerous subjects, including education, technology and women in corporate America.
In 2001, she co-wrote an investigative series on “failing teachers” that led to statewide reforms in teacher testing and a crackdown on teacher quality in the Chicago Public Schools. The three-day series, which began one week after the birth of her first child, gave Becky her first experience at balancing motherhood and career.
Together with Hollee Schwartz Temple, Becky writes a regular column on work/life balance for the ABA Journal, the nation's premier lawyer magazine. Becky and Hollee, both graduates of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, blog about parenting and work/life balance at TheNewPerfect.com.
Happily married for more than 12 years to Peter Gillespie, an employment litigator, she is the mother of two daughters.