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WAPPP Fellow
PhD candidate in Organizational Behavior at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

Nadja Born is an organizational psychologist who studies stereotypes and biases and how we can improve people’s decisions and behaviors on topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to financial well-being to tough leadership decisions. Her most recent research focuses on biases towards women in leadership and entrepreneurship, interventions addressing workplace inequality, gendered communication as well as interventions aimed at increasing women’s financial well-being. In exploring these topics, Nadja takes an interdisciplinary approach, integrating theory and methods from social psychology, organizational behavior, sociology, and behavioral economics and harnessing the power of behavioral insights, organizational design, and technology. 

She also co-built a start-up that translates academic research into practical approaches and digital tools, providing policymakers, companies, and leaders aiming to improve leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion with evidence-based solutions.

Nadja is a Ph.D. Candidate in Organizational Behavior and holds a M.Sc. in Economic, Organizational and Social Psychology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, a B.Sc. in Psychology from Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg and an Honors Degree in Technology Management from the Center of Digital Technology Management (CDTM) in Munich. She has been a visiting graduate student and research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an exchange graduate student at the University of Barcelona, and a visiting undergraduate student and research assistant at the University of Texas at Austin.

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