Economic Opportunity

Our goals are to inform decision makers across all sectors on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close gender gaps and to train today’s and tomorrow’s leaders on how to create a more gender equal world, and to empower women to navigate systems effectively.

Selected Research

Bohnet, Iris, Alexandra van Geen, and Max H. Bazerman. "When Performance Trumps Gender Bias: Joint Versus Separate Evaluation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-009, 2012.

Bowles, Hannah Riley. "Psychological Perspectives on Gender in Negotiation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-046, October 2012.

Bowles, Hannah Riley. "Claiming Authority: How Women Explain their Ascent to Top Business Leadership Positions." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-047, October 2012.

Edin, Kathryn, Timothy Nelson, and Joanna Miranda Reed. "Daddy, Baby; Momma Maybe: Low Income Urban Fathers and the ‘Package Deal’ of Family Life." Families in an Unequal Society. Ed. Marcia J. Carlson and Paula England. Stanford University Press, 2011, 85-107.

 

Exploring the Business Case for Gender Diversity

Exploring the Business Case for Gender Diversity is an initiative led by the Women and Public Policy Program. In collaboration with the Council of Women World Leaders and our knowledge partner the World Economic Forum, WAPPP hosted the inaugural conference, "Closing the Gender Gap: The Business Case for Organizations, Politics, and Society" at Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, MA, USA, in October 2010, bringing together key researchers and decision makers to explore the economic value of gender diversity in organizations, politics and society.

 

Gender in Decision Making and Negotiation

The Gender in Decision Making and Negotiation area examines gender differences in decision making and negotiation and identifies skills and procedures that help people become better, more gender intelligent decision makers and negotiators. The goal is to create a more level playing field where society and organizations can benefit from both women’s and men’s talent, intellect and perspectives.

Upcoming seminars

Resources

Produced by the World Economic Forum.