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The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices.
We look at what policies, organizational structures and leadership techniques help close involuntary gender gaps, those that occur due to constraints rather than choice, either due to explicit barriers (laws or the absence thereof) and/or implicit barriers (stereotypes, biased judgements and discrimination).
Conducting research to provide evidence-based insights and recommendations, we identify small to large scale successful interventions, while examining the impact of closing gender gaps.
Business Case Conference
What is the economic value of gender diversity in organizations, politics and society? To explore this question, WAPPP hosted a two-day conference in October 2010 to explore the economic value of gender diversity in organizations, politics and society.
Oval Office student training
From Harvard Square to the Oval Office is a non-partisan initiative that trains Harvard graduate students to run for all levels of political office.
Closing the Global Gender Gap
Closing the Global Gender Gap Initiative (CGGGI) aims to conduct, foster and support research on closing gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education, to identifying ground-breaking, replicable interventions.