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It is with great pleasure that we present our first newsletter to you. A lot is happening at WAPPP, advancing our knowledge about gender in public policy and leadership and strengthening our impact around the world.
In its eleventh year, Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program welcomes Dr. Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, as the center’s director.
Gender has become one of the hottest areas of negotiation research and teaching in recent years. The topic has received increasing media attention, and negotiation students and executive education participants more frequently request that educators address the topic of gender dynamics at the bargaining table.
As this year’s presidential election has shown, female candidates face unique challenges in the political arena. Kate Coyne-McCoy, Northeast regional director of EMILY’s List and Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) fellow, addressed these obstacles in in the first session of the political training program, From Harvard Square to the Oval Office.
Quotas are both an important tool for ensuring women’s representation in politics and a significant factor for encouraging women from various backgrounds to be part of the political process.
Three Key Recommendations: 1) Prioritize the construction of farm-to-market and rural access roads; 2) Meet the credit needs of urban women; and 3) Enable women to move into more productive, non-traditional, emerging sectors.
Security policy in post-conflict Sierra Leone has fallen short of recognizing female combatants as soldiers. As a result, post-conflict reconstruction policies have failed to adequately deal with women’s needs as ex-combatants, which would be critical for their successful reintegration and the rebuilding of the country.
Awards and Recognitions
Professor Iris Bohnet, WAPPP director, was invited by the World Economic Forum to serve on the Global Agenda Council on the Gender Gap and on the Global Agenda Council on Diversity.
11/6 Propensity to Negotiate and Career Advancement: Evidence and Practice from the Private Sector
11/13 The Evolution of the Gender Wage Gap in Ukraine: Do Minimum Wages Matter?
11/20 Women’s Leadership in National Security
12/4 Relational Accounts: An Answer to Women’s Compensation Negotiation Dilemma
12/5 FILM SCREENING: Pray the Devil Back To Hell
The Women and Public Policy Program gratefully acknowledges the support of the HKS Women’s Leadership Board. The resources provided by the WLB impact every facet of our work toward global gender equality.
WAPPP’s mission is sustained through the numerous individuals, foundations and corporations who invest in WAPPP. Together, we are changing the world.
Join us each Thursday for a seminar on gender and public policy in Taubman building, room 401 from 11:40 am to 1:00 pm.
This series is made possible through the generous support of the Abigail E. Disney Fund.
Women and Power: Leadership in a New World
May 16-21, 2010
Harvard Kennedy School
March 26, 2010
The Women and Public Policy Program asks what we can do to create gender equality and improve the lives of women and men throughout the world.
Women and Public Policy Program
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