Iris Bohnet

Iris is a behavioral economist passionate about using data to advance gender equity. She is the author of the award-winning book What Works: Gender Equality by Design. A professor and co-director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School, she advises companies and governments on gender equity around the world. 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 regularly speaks on gender equity, including at the World Economic Forum, the Aspen Institute, the NYT’s New Rules Summit, the FT’s Women at the Top conference, Grace Hopper, the UN, and SXSW. Her research has been featured in major media outlets, including the Atlantic, the BBC, CNN, The Economist, Financial Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Harvard Business Review.

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