DARWIN’S CIRCLE connects decision-makers and focuses on the topics of digitalization, technology change and leadership – we present you our first speaker Iris Bohnet!
Iris Bohnet 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 is a behavioral economist, combining 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 the award-winning book What Works: Gender Equality by Design, and advises governments and companies on the topic around the world. Professor Bohnet served as academic dean of Harvard Kennedy School from 2011-2014 and 2018-2021. She is also the faculty co-chair of the executive program “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century” for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. She serves on the boards, advisory boards or as a patron of Credit Suisse Group, Applied, Edge, We Shape Tech, Women in Banking and Finance, and the UK Government’s Equalities Office. She was appointed to the Gender Equality Advisory Council of the G7 in 2021. She was named one of the Most Influential People in Gender Policy by apolitical in 2018 and 2019, a Leading Thinker of Victoria, Australia, 2016-2019, and has received an honorary degree from the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, in 2016. She is married and the mother of two children.
About Darwin & Marie
DARWIN & MARIE is an event dedicated to diversity, inclusion and (female!) leadership in technology, science and innovation. We will showcase and connect founders, CEOs and managers who foster innovation, diversity and equality.
Through DARWIN & MARIE we celebrate the efforts of Marie Curie, the Polish-French physicist and chemist, who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize – paving the way for so many women who drive groundbreaking transformation in IT, science and innovation today.
At DARWIN & MARIE, we invite leading names in technology, innovation and transformation, entrepreneurship, big data, AI, diversity and life science to a day of inspiration and connection. The first speaker i want to introduce to you is Iris Bohnet.