GISB Virtual Speaker Series – What Works: Gender Equality by Design
September 29, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET | Virtual
Please join us for a discussion with Iris Bohnet, Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School and author of the award-winning book What Works: Gender Equality by Design.
Gender Equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds have proven to be difficult. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet will discuss the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, educational institutions, and all of us.
About Iris Bohnet:
Iris Bohnet, the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, is the Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School. She is a behavioral economist, combining insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making in organizations and society, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Her most recent research examines behavioral design to de-bias how we live, learn and work. She is the author of the award-winning book What Works: Gender Equality by Design, (an example of a book talk can be viewed hier) and advises governments and companies on the topic around the world. Professor Bohnet is the co-director of the Women and Public Policy Program and the faculty chair of the executive program “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century” for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. She serves on the boards, advisory boards, or as a patron of Credit Suisse Group, Applied, Edge, We Shape Tech, Women in Banking and Finance, and the UK Government’s Equalities Office as well as numerous academic journals. She was appointed to the Gender Equality Advisory Council of the G7 in 2021. She was named one of the Most Influential People in Gender Policy by apolitical in 2018 and 2019, a Leading Thinker of Victoria, Australia, 2016-2019, and has received an honorary degree from the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, in 2016. She is married and the mother of two children.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance. Please note that registration closes an hour prior to the event.