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.

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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.

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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.

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2016 Dec 01

On Her Account: Can Strengthening Women’s Financial Control Boost Female Labor Supply?

11:40am to 1:00pm

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Simone Schaner, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College

Across the world, the increasing use of digital payments for government to person transactions for social programs has provided an entry point for the world’s poor into the formal financial sector. This phenomenon begs the question: how can governments best leverage this opportunity to enable economic empowerment for women? This seminar explores research that uses a randomized controlled trial to assess how financial inclusion coupled with targeted benefit payments impact… Read more about On Her Account: Can Strengthening Women’s Financial Control Boost Female Labor Supply?

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

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