As an economic and organizational sociologist, I investigate the drivers of workplace gender inequality in my research.
I am the Barbara and Meyer Feldberg Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School, a faculty affiliate of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, and on the Academic Advisory Council for the Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law ERA Project.
Gender Role Incongruity and Audience-based Gender Bias: The Case of Resource Exchange among Entrepreneurs
Most prior research explaining the persistence of gender inequality has focused on how decision makers’ own biases perpetuate inequities. This paper shifts the focus to show how women can also be disadvantaged when a decision maker is concerned with satisfying a third party or audience.
Congruence Between Leadership Gender and Organizational Claims Affects the Gender Composition of the Applicant Pool: Field Experimental Evidence
Companies increasingly make claims that they are committed to social issues (e.g., diversity). This paper uses a field experiment to examine how prospective job applicants respond differently to these claims based on the gender composition of the company’s leadership.