Leadership: Influence and Decision Making


Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Darman Room (Taubman 135), Harvard Kennedy School
"Addressing Person-Situation Misfits:
Re-framing Professional Prototypes to be Gender-Balanced"
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135
Harvard Kennedy School
The Leadership: Influence and Decision Making speaker series provides an opportunity for scholars to share and learn about cutting edge research related to the topic of leadership, broadly defined.
You are invited to attend on Thursday, October 24, 2019 with guest speaker Corinne Bendersky, Professor of Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management. Refreshments served!
Corinne Bendersky will present two projects in which she develops and tests the effects of the construct of “gender-balanced professional prototypes,” in which professional attributes that vary in their gender stereotypicality are considered equally important to professional success in male-dominated professions, like fire fighters and research scientists. Using a mix of qualitative and experimental, field and lab data, she will demonstrate that when the professions are re-framed in this way, it reduces gender gaps in perceived competence, increases support for diversity efforts, and amplifies the prestige of leaders who endorse inclusion. This research, thus, makes important contributions to both theory and practice.
This event is co-sponsored by the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) and Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School.