Iris Bohnet, the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, is the Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School. She is a behavioral economist, combining insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making in organizations and society, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Her most recent research examines behavioral design to de-bias how we live, learn and work. She is the author of the award-winning book What Works: Gender Equality by Design, (an example of a book talk can be viewed HERE) and advises governments and companies on the topic around the world. Professor Bohnet is the co-director of the Women and Public Policy Program and the faculty chair of the executive program “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century” for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. She serves on the boards, advisory boards or as a patron of Credit Suisse Group, Applied, Edge, genEquality, TaketheLeadWomen, We Shape Tech, Women in Banking and Finance, and the UK Government’s Equalities Office as well as numerous academic journals. She was named one of the Most Influential People in Gender Policy by apolitical in 2018, a Leading Thinker of Victoria, Australia, 2016-2019, and has received an honorary degree from the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, in 2016. She is married and the mother of two children.
Such a pleasure to sit on the WIBF’s excellent panel last Thursday with the wonder Iris Bohnet, hosted by Credit Suisse. We are the Iris fan club!
- The most recent statistics reveal a widening of inequality in public sector pay, and Iris Bohnet’s What Works is a good antidote to that: a refreshingly clear, meticulously researched manual for eliminating gender inequality in the workplace t.co/Lhlsj6tqGN
- Thank you to all of those who attended the Gender Equality: What Works event this morning. Huge thanks to @CreditSuisse for hosting, the terrific panel, @h_spencer, @HelenBierton, @YasmineOnTheRun, Gwyneth Nurse from @hmtreasury and of course keynote Iris Bohnet. t.co/5N6eHHsFD5