Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion

2016 Oct 04

Removing Unconscious Bias in Recruitment with Kate Glazebrook, BIT

9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Join us for a breakfast conversation on unconscious bias and hiring with Kate Glazebrook, Principal Advisor and Head of Growth and Inequality for the Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) in the United Kingdom. Learn about BIT’s software Applied which uses behavioral science to help organizations have better and fairer recruitment processes. 

2016 Sep 27

Debiasing Hiring Procedures

9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Laura Mather, Founder and CEO, Unitive    

Join a breakfast conversation with Laura Mather, Founder and CEO of Unitive, a technology start-up firm that tackles unconscious bias in hiring and promotions. Come learn some simple steps that you can do to debias your organization’s hiring procedures.  

Laura Gee

Laura Gee

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Tufts University
WAPPP Fellow

Laura Gee's research focuses the influence of group dynamics and social networks on individual decision-making. As a WAPPP Fellow, she is researching how to better design job postings in order to decrease the occupational gender gap.

Elizabeth Singer More

Elizabeth Singer More

Associate Director, Open Circle Jewish Learning, Hebrew College
WAPPP Fellow

Elizabeth Singer More's research examines the history of women, work, and the family. As a WAPPP Fellow, she plans to complete the manuscript for her book on the intellectual and political history of maternal employment in America from World War II through the mid-1990s.

Eliana Carranza

Eliana Carranza

Senior Economist and Technical Adviser, The World Bank Group
WAPPP Fellow

Eliana Carranza's major fields of interests are development and labor economics. Her research focuses on the empirical study of household behavior, including its implications on economic and demographic outcomes, and the status of women.

2016 Sep 22
Dhir, Aaron A. Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity: Corporate Law, Governance, and Diversity. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Web. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The lack of gender parity in the governance of business corporations has ignited a heated global debate leading policymakers to wrestle with difficult questions that lie at the intersection of market activity and social identity politics. Drawing on semi-structured interviews with corporate board directors in Norway and documentary content analysis of corporate securities filings in the United States, Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity empirically investigates two distinct regulatory models designed to address diversity in the boardroom: quotas and disclosure. The author's study of the Norwegian quota model demonstrates the important role diversity can play in enhancing the quality of corporate governance, while also revealing the challenges diversity mandates pose. His analysis of the U.S. regime shows how a disclosure model has led corporations to establish a vocabulary of “diversity.” At the same time, the analysis highlights the downsides of affording firms too much discretion in defining that concept. This book deepens ongoing policy conversations and offers new insights into the role law can play in reshaping the gendered dynamics of corporate governance cultures.

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