I am the Barbara and Meyer Feldberg Associate Professor of Business 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 (2020, ASQ), 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.
Organizational experience before academia
Prior to my career in academia, I spent five years working in financial services at Fidelity Investments, 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.