fbpx How Tech Design Can Remove Bias from Hiring Processes with Kate Glazebrook, Co-founder, Chair, and previous CEO of Applied | Harvard Kennedy School

Date and Location

February 27, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST



​In this seminar, Kate Glazebrook—Co-founder, Chair, and previous CEO of Applied—will discuss how the company developed world-leading behavioral science to build a product that reduces bias and improves predictive validity. Kate will explore how her team built out its original experiments to test the psychology of hiring decisions and ways of ensuring that teams select the best candidate for the job, regardless of their background. With almost half a million candidates who've come through the platform so far, she'll also share more recent data on the impact debiasing can have on building diverse and inclusive teams.

Kate Glazebrook is Head of Impact and Operating Principal at venture capital firm Blackbird, where she focuses on growing and championing the portfolio’s positive impact on the world. She’s also Chair, Co-founder, and former CEO of Applied, an award-winning tech platform that redesigns the hiring process to remove bias and help teams find the best candidate for the role, regardless of their background. Applied is passionate about social mobility and proving that you can achieve diversity, equity and inclusion by rethinking how you hire. Prior to founding Applied, Kate was Principal Advisor and Head of Growth and Equality at the Behavioural Insights Team. Kate has also spent time working in the UK Treasury, the US Senate Finance Committee, UNESCO in South-East Asia, and the Australian Treasury. Kate holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a first class honours degree in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney. Kate sits on the Advisory Board for Tripple Ventures, and is a Venture Partner at Ada Ventures focusing on social impact, and spent over 3 years as a trustee for the Blueprint for Better Business.

Speakers and Presenters

​Kate Glazebrook, co-founder, Chair, and previous CEO, Applied