Work and Gender Equity

Behavioral Science for Inclusive Organizations




This course builds on insights from behavioral science to offer an evidence-based approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in organizations. While there is increasing awareness of the lack of DEI in business, government and non-profit organizations, progress has been slow. We argue that one of the reasons for this is that organizations have used the wrong approaches, often copying peers’ “best practices” that are not based on “best evidence” and attempting to find “quick wins” for specific groups and departments in an uncoordinated fashion with little regard for the long-term DEI health of the organization.... Read more about Behavioral Science for Inclusive Organizations
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Teddy Svoronos

Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Teddy Svoronos is a Lecturer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He teaches courses in statistics and econometrics for...

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The Role of Gender and Race in Performance Appraisals

September 20, 2021


In the first talk of WAPPP’s fall seminar series “Intersectional Approaches to Gender Equity,” Professor Iris Bohnet discusses how race and gender intersect in employee performance evaluations. 

Written by Merrit Stüven, MPP '22
Edited by Anisha Asundi, WAPPP Research Fellow, and
Moira Notarstefano, WAPPP Communications Manager


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