Siri Uotila is a research scholar at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is an expert in promoting gender equality within organizations and in translating academic research into practical interventions to advance women in society. Siri has worked with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and local governments to improve gender equality through such projects as researching culture and leadership at senior levels; designing a paid parental leave policy; and spearheading legislative advocacy to increase women’s representation on corporate boards. She also has experience in management consulting.

Siri has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard College.


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Four Ways to Design a Bias-Free Hiring Process

Every organization I’ve ever worked with has used the pipeline excuse to justify a male-dominated workforce. I heard too many times, “We would love to hire more women but we just can’t find them.” While pipeline issues are more real in some industries than...