Latest Research & Articles
Advancing Gender Equality in Venture Capital (Research Study)
Women and Public Policy Program
October 9, 2019
This 18-month research project examined how the components of VC industry culture, organizational practices and policies, and patterns of interpersonal interaction affect full gender inclusion in venture capital as well as gender equity in venture funding. In addition to a full final research report, the study produced actionable and evidence-based takeaways for VC firms, individual venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs.
Be like an orchestra: how to eliminate gender bias in venture capital funding
King's College London - Essays on Equality
October 1, 2019
The world of venture capital can learn from orchestra directors, who have combatted gender bias through blind recruitment processes.
Tackling the Underrepresentation of Women in Media
Harvard Business Review
June 6, 2019
The BBC's 50:50 Project has been remarkably successful at increasing the representation of women in journalism. An analysis of its impact shows that meaningful change on gender equality can be achieved by embracing a growth mindset, providing a simple and tangible tool for achieving change without mandating it, and giving colleagues agency and ownership over the process.
Venture Capitalists Are Using the Wrong Tools to Improve Gender Diversity
March 12, 2019
Behavioral science offers a proven roadmap to sustainable, systemic improvement on gender diversity in the venture capital industry. Now, it is time for venture capitalists to stop trying to change hearts and minds and start redesigning their firms.
Expert Contributions to Reports
BBC 50:50 Project Report
May 15, 2019
New Ways to Bring Women Into and Up Through Cybersecurity Careers
New America - Cybersecurity Initiative
Laura Bate, Elizabeth Weingarten
March 28, 2019
UK Government Equalities Office: Actions to Close the Gender Pay Gap
UK Government Equalities Office