Siri Chilazi is a Research Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School. Her life’s work is to advance gender equality in the workplace through research and research translation. Siri operates at the intersection of academia and practice: both conducting research on how organizations can become more inclusive, and bringing evidence-based insights to practitioners through speaking, training, and workshops. She is a recognized expert in advancing women and promoting gender equality within organizations.
As an academic researcher, Siri specializes in identifying, testing, and documenting specific interventions that work to close gender gaps in organizations. She seeks to both generate and disseminate practical approaches to design more inclusive workplaces and de-bias structures and processes. As an advisor and speaker, Siri frequently collaborates with organizations including Fortune 500 companies, top professional services firms, start-ups, and leading academic institutions in order to advance gender equality.
In addition to past work in strategy consulting and policy analysis, Siri’s projects have included researching culture and leadership at senior levels of the world's largest tech companies; identifying evidence-based ways to promote gender diversity and inclusion in venture capital and the media; designing a paid parental leave policy; and spearheading legislative advocacy to increase women’s representation on corporate boards. She has presented at numerous conferences around the world, including the Global Women's Forum for the Economy & Society, ideas42 Behavioral Summit, Online News Association, Founders Forum, We For She, and the American College of Surgeons’ Clinical Congress. Her work regularly appears in leading media outlets including Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, BBC, Fast Company, and Forbes.
Siri has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard College.