New Series of 3-Minute Videos Gives Public Access to Thought Leadership Advancing Women and Gender Equity

January 30, 2020

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) has launched “3 Things You Should Know to Advance Gender Equity” video series, featuring experts from within Harvard University and other institutions. The video series is inspired by WAPPP’s research seminar focusing on promoting gender equity at work.

WAPPP created the series to share evidence-based research from thought leaders convening at Harvard Kennedy School on critical topics from paid family leave to sexual harassment, including intersectional perspectives on gender. In three short minutes, viewers can learn three practical insights for advancing gender equity in the workplace.

New videos will be released each Thursday throughout the spring 2020 semester. The featured topics and speakers are:

  • “Explaining the Gender Pay Gap” presented by Hannah Riley Bowles, Roy E. Larsen Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management, co-director, Women and Public Policy Program, chair, Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences Area, Harvard Kennedy School
  • “Organizing for the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment: Strategic Strengths and Failures,” presented by Jenny Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School
  • “Paid Family and Medical Leave: What Are We Learning from Surveys of Employers?” presented by Jane Waldfogel, Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children’s and Youth Problems, Columbia University
  • “Babies, Work, or Both? Highly-Educated Women’s Employment in East Asia,” presented by Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
  • “They, Them, and Theirs: Including Nonbinary Gender Identities in Law and Policy,” presented by Jessica Clarke, professor of law, Vanderbilt Law School
  • “Global Colorism,” presented by Trina Jones, Jerome M. Culp Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • “Unintended Consequences of Diversity Initiatives: Types, Causes, and Interventions,” presented by Lisa Leslie, associate professor of management and organizations, New York University
  • “What Works: Designing Inclusive Workplaces,” by Iris Bohnet, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; academic dean, Harvard Kennedy School; co-director, WAPPP
  • “Shifting Policy, Workplace Norms, and Culture to End Workplace Sexual Violence,” presented by Monica Ramirez, MC/MPA 2015, co-founder and president, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas

To learn more about the video series and access other resources, please visit