In my research, I study the bases of gender inequality, drawing from scholarly literature in economic and organizational sociology, social networks, and entrepreneurship. My goal is to understand how organizational and social network processes impact economic outcomes and perpetuate gender inequality. My dissertation examines how evaluators and decision makers directly contribute to the perpetuation of gender inequality in economic outcomes. I pay particular attention to the often levied criticism of gender inequality research, namely failure to adequately account for quality or performance. A theme across my papers is to account for potential gender differences in quality in each of my empirical settings. I use field-based data, and employ both econometric and qualitative research methods, to examine the allocation of resources within organizations and social networks and identify the factors contributing to persistent gender inequality among organizational actors and entrepreneurs.
To date, my research has resulted in publications at Administrative Science Quarterly and the Academy of Management Journal; articles in the Harvard Business Review and the London School of Economics Business review; and media coverage from outlets including Bloomberg, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal.