Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, has launched the Gender Initiative to support research, teaching, and knowledge dissemination that promotes gender equity in business and society. The initiative will be headed by Robin Ely, the Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration and senior associate dean for culture and community.
The Gender Initiative will support research, case writing, course development and conferences; promote cross-disciplinary research collaborations among HBS faculty, other academics, and practitioners in gender-related fields; and seek to inspire business leaders who will promote gender equality.
“So much of what people think they know about gender is simply not substantiated by empirical evidence, but instead is based on gender stereotypes,” says Ely. She hopes that research generated by the initiative will help people “make better-informed decisions for themselves, their families, their companies, and their communities.”
For more information, visit www.hbs.edu/faculty/initiatives/Pages/gender-initiative.aspx