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The Black Agenda: A conversation with Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

February 16, 2022


Harvard Kennedy School PhD candidate Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman is an award-winning Ghanaian-American researcher, entrepreneur, and writer. In 2018, Anna Gifty co-founded The Sadie Collective, the only non-profit organization addressing the underrepresentation of Black women in economics, finance, and policy. She also co-founded the viral and award-winning digital campaign #BlackBirdersWeek.

Her new book, The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System, is the first collection to exclusively feature Black scholars and experts across economics, education, health, climate, criminal justice, and technology. The book has received praise from the likes of New York Times bestselling authors, Wes Moore, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, and Chelsea Clinton. The Women and Public Policy Program sat down with Anna to chat about her book and the importance of centering Black experts.

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Raie Gessesse

MPP '23
Oval Office Teaching Fellow
White House Gender Policy Council; Washington, D.C.

Raie is a dedicated leader with more than seven years of experience organizing in her community to build the power of young women and especially young...

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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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Expanding Employment for India's Rural Women
Cole, Kym, and Jennifer Liebschutz. “Expanding Employment for India's Rural Women”. 2016: n. pag. Print.Abstract

Rural India has limited employment opportunities beyond seasonal subsistence agriculture. Women face additional challenges to securing sustained employment due to the cultural barriers and household responsibilities that they bear. Kym and Jennifer worked with Evidence for Policy Design and The Indian Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to assess current government programming and to analyze employment alternatives. They recommend that the Ministry support rural women through evidence-based entrepreneurship programs and independent contracting opportunities. They use the lens of strategic macroeconomic interventions to ensure that any intervention supports long-term economic growth in the region.