13 December 2022
from 14:30 to 16:00
MCQST Colloquium | Iris Bohnet (Harvard University)
Address / Location
MPI of Quantum Optics | Herbert Walther Lecture Hall
The MCQST Colloquium Series features interdisciplinary talks given by visiting international speakers. The monthly colloquium covers topics spanning all MCQST research units and will be broadcast live via Zoom for audiences worldwide. The main goal of the series is to create the framework for idea exchange, to strengthen links with QST leading groups worldwide, as well as to act as an integral part of the local educational environment.
MCQST Colloquium: Iris Bohnet
We are excited to invite you to the colloquium talk by Iris Bohnet (Harvard University). You can join us in-person at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics at the above address, or online via the Zoom link below:
Meeting ID: 998 9779 8115
What Works: How to Build More Inclusive Organization
Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.
In her talk Iris Bohnet presents insights and suggestions from her book What Works: Gender Equality by Design.
What Works is built on new insights into the human mind. It draws on data collected by companies, universities, and governments in Australia, India, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia, and other countries, often in randomized controlled trials. It points out dozens of evidence-based interventions that could be adopted right now and demonstrates how research is addressing gender bias, improving lives and performance. What Works shows what more can be done—often at shockingly low cost and surprisingly high speed.
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