Economic Opportunity

2016 Sep 29

Paradoxes in Transformations in Higher Education: Comparative EU-US Perspectives

11:40am to 1:00pm

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Kathrin Zippel, WAPPP AY16 Fellow; Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University

The global restructuring of research and innovation systems in higher education over the past decades have transformed and reconfigured power. They have brought challenges but also opportunities for identifying and eliminating gender inequalities in the cultures and structures of universities. In this seminar, Kathrin Zippel explores the paradoxical relationship between gender equality approaches and corporate-style management...

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2016 Sep 22

Blurring the Boundaries Between the Social and Commercial Sectors: The Interplay of Gender and Local Communities in the Commercialization of Social Ventures

11:40am to 1:00pm

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Lakshmi Ramarajan, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School

This seminar explores how gender is enacted by founders of social ventures. In particular, Lakshmi Ramarajan looks at how female social venture founders conform to cultural beliefs about gender-appropriate activities and how this conformity may be reinforced or disrupted by characteristics of the environment in which they are embedded. She argues that the trend towards the use of commercial activities in social ventures is inconsistent with...

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2016 Sep 27

What Works: Designing Inclusive Organizations

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Co-Chair, Behavioral Insights Group, Harvard Kennedy School; interviewed by Meghna Chakrabarti, Host of Radio Boston, WBUR

Diversity is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and debiasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Behavioral design offers a new solution. Professor Iris Bohnet will discuss what organizations can do to create more inclusive environments, level the playing field, and help diverse teams succeed. There is so much...

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