Iris Bohnet Keynote Speaker

  • Best-Selling Author, "What Works: Gender Equality by Design"
  • Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School (2006-present)
  • Behavioural Economist

Iris Bohnet's Biography

Dr. Iris Bohnet, a Swiss behavioral economist, is  the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and the co-director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School.

She combines 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  ‘What Works: Gender Equality by Design’, and advises governments and companies on the topic around the world.  The book was shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, was a Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year and a Times Higher Education Book of the Week.

Professor Bohnet served as the academic dean of the Kennedy School, is the director of its research center, the Women and Public Policy Program, co-chair of the Behavioral Insights Group, an associate director of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, 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 was appointed to the Gender Equality Advisory Council of the G7 in 2021 and named one of the Most Influential Academics in Government and one of the most Influential People in Gender Policy by apolitical.

She is a co-chair of the Global Future Council on Behavioral Science of the World Economic Forum and serves on the boards or advisory boards of Applied, and Edge, as well as numerous academic journals.

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Iris Bohnet's Speaking Topics

  • -What works: Gender Equality By Design

  • - AI and bias in HR

  • -Defying Gender Bias

  • -Designing Diversity

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Videos of Iris Bohnet

Iris Bohnet | What Works: Gender Equality by Design | SXSW Interactive 2016
Iris Bohnet | What Works: Gender Equality by Design | SXSW Interactive 2016
What Works: Gender Equality by Design | Iris Bohnet | Talks at Google
What Works: Gender Equality by Design | Iris Bohnet | Talks at Google
How Debiasing the Mind, Not Diversity Training, Drives Real Change | Iris Bohnet
How Debiasing the Mind, Not Diversity Training, Drives Real Change | Iris Bohnet

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Books by Iris Bohnet

What Works: Gender Equality by Design

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