Iris Bohnet is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School. She is a behavioral economist, combining insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. She is the author of the award-winning book What Works: Gender Equality by Design, and advises organisations on the topic around the world.
Professor Bohnet is the co-director of the Women and Public Policy Program, and the faculty co-chair of the “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century” program for the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders. She serves on the boards, advisory boards or as a patron of Credit Suisse Group, Applied, Edge, TaketheLeadWomen, We Shape Tech, Women in Banking and Finance, and the UK Government’s Equalities Office as well as numerous academic journals.
She was named one of Apolitical's Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2018 and 2019, a Leading Thinker of Victoria, Australia, 2016-2019, and has received an honorary degree from the University of Lucerne.