The Women and Public Policy Program’s faculty, research fellows, and students are committed to advancing women and gender equity globally. Through rigorous research, we offer gender insights into work, politics, and conflict that have the potential to reduce or eliminate barriers so all people can fulfill their life aspirations unconstrained by gender bias.
WAPPP co-director Iris Bohnet talks with the Harvard Gazette about results of a new study on barriers faced by women in the workplace and how they dovetail with her own research. Certain barriers, like 'broken rungs' in the advancement ladder, are actually more detrimental than the 'glass ceiling.'
As we approach GAP's 10-year anniversary in April, we're thrilled to announce that GAP hit one million users at the end of 2023, signifying the impact of its research translation on practitioners, policymakers, and journalists who we’ve enabled to advance gender equity in their local contexts.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, a WAPPP Senior Fellow studying women's leadership in health care, is featured on HKS Policycast discussing her experience as a policymaker and leader as director of the US Centers for Disease Control during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF LAND AND PEOPLE
The Women and Public Policy Program and the Harvard Kennedy School are located on the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary unceded homeland of the Massachusett people, the surviving descendants of the first people of Massachusetts and of the Neponset band of the Massachusett. We honor this tradition and work toward a gender equity agenda that addresses the needs of all women, including Indigenous women and Indigenous communities. For more information, please visit our GAP Land Acknowledgement resource page.