What Works: Designing Inclusive Organizations


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Iris Bohnet
Women and Public Policy Program

Iris Bohnet
Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Author, What Works: Gender Equality by Design

Meghna Chakrabarti
Host of Radio Boston, WBUR
Host, Modern Love: The Podcast, Digital Production with WBUR and The New York Times

Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, Iris Bohmet joined Radio Boston host, Meghna Chakrabarti for a conversation on creating inclusive organizations. Professor Bohmet spoke about indicators of job performance, citing unstructured interviews as the worst predictor due to their vulnerability to interviewer bias in determining applicant potential. She called on the audience to challenge and assess the inclusivity of norms and culture within organizations. Douglas Elmendorf introduced the program.