I am an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbia Business School. I study gender inequality, entrepreneurship, and social networks. In my research, I examine how organizational and social network processes perpetuate gender inequality across a number of outcomes and unique empirical contexts.

Social networks and gender inequality among entrepreneurs

In one recent paper, I compare male and female entrepreneurs in networking groups aimed at using social ties to generate new clients. I find that women receive fewer connections to potential new clients from their social ties within these groups. However, this is only the case when the connection involves a third party, such as a client of a fellow group member.

For more information about my research, please visit the research page or download a full version of my curriculum vitae.

Organizational experience before Sloan

Prior to my career in academia, I spent five years working for Fidelity Investments, a financial services firm, in defined benefits consulting and risk management in the Boston and New York City areas. My work experiences provided insights into organizational processes and gender dynamics in the workplace, which largely motivate my research agenda and teaching.

Mabel Abraham