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Hub for Equal Representation in the Economy Launch event: Making Equality Work

Friday 14 January 2022 14:30 - 17:00

This event will take place online.

Many of our seminars and public events this year will continue as online seminars or as online and in person. Please check our website listings and Twitter feed @STICERD_LSE for updates.

Unless otherwise specified, current restrictions mean in-person seminars are only open to members of the LSE community (those with a valid LSE ID card).

Those unable to join the seminars in-person are welcome to participate via zoom.

About this event

The Hub for Equal Representation in the economy (H.E.R.) will be officially launched on the 14th of January 2022. Prominent academics and business leaders will come together for this event and share knowledge and strategies to set the agenda for a fairer, more diverse and productive workplace.

logos of H.E.R., LSE, and the Gates Foundation

There is increasing evidence of the magnitude of representation imbalances of women and minorities in the workplace and the implications for society and the economy.

  • How big is the gap?
  • What is the hidden cost of misallocating human resources?
  • How to fight against child penalties?

To answer these and other related questions, experts around the table will discuss the implications of the latest research on how to improve the representation of women and minorities in the economy and the importance of setting the agenda for a fairer, more diverse and productive workplace. The goal is to provide policy-makers, business leaders and academia with insights and expertise in diversity hiring and retention.

Join us for the launch event of the LSE's Hub for Equal Representation (H.E.R.), where academics and business leaders work together to achieve more equal participation of women and minorities at work.

The Event Programme will include two panels of experts and an open Q&A with the audience. We encourage participants to submit questions in advance at (stating your name and affiliation).

This event will take place online. It will be livestreamed on YouTube and we will make the recording available after the event.

Register here to join the event.

View the programme of the event.

Meet the speakers

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Nava Ashraf
Nava Ashraf is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also Director of Research of the Marshall Institute, Co-Director of the Psychology and Economics program at STICERD, and co-Lead Academic of the International Growth Centre, Zambia.
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Oriana Bandiera
Oriana Bandiera is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Her research focuses on how monetary incentives and social relationships interact to shape individual choices within organisations, how this shapes labor markets, the allocation of talent and, ultimately, living standards.
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Nick Dalton
Nick Dalton is Co-author of Change the workplace, change the world, the HR ® Evolution. Executive Vice President for Unilever. He has been in human resources for over 30 years, working globally, regionally, and locally. He has led international negotiations with trade unions, managed senior leadership and promoted organisational change.
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Samantha Friedman
Samantha is the Senior Vice President of People Strategy at Vettery. Sam currently specializes in developing and leading HR teams in the areas of employee relations, employee engagement, strategy & people analytics, talent acquisition, and performance management. Prior to joining Vettery, she developed the HR Strategy and People Analytics function for Penguin Random House.
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Henrik Kleven
Henrik Kleven is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Previously, he held positions at the London School of Economics and the University of Copenhagen. His research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to show ways of designing more effective public policies.
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Kalpana Kochhar
Kalpana Kochhar is Director, Development Policy and Finance at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to taking this position, she spent 33 years at the International Monetary Fund, between 2016 and 2021 she was the Director of the Human Resources Department. Her research interests and publications have been on emerging markets including India and China, and jobs and inclusive growth, gender and inequality issues, structural reforms, and regional integration in South Asia.
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Camille Landais
Camille Landais works as Professor of economics at the London School of Economics and is a Director of the Public Economics Programme of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). His most recent research focuses on child penalties. He is the co-author of "Pour une revolution fiscale", with Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez.
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Petra Moser
Petra Moser is a Professor of Economics at New York University School of Business. Moser studies the behavior of inventors, composers, writers, and scientists from the 19th century to today to figure out what makes people creative, what encourages firms to take the risks that are inherent in innovation, and what types of institutions encourage people to do their best work.
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Barbara Petrongolo
Barbara Petrongolo is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford. Her primary research interests are in labour economics. She has worked extensively on the performance of labour markets with job search frictions, with applications to unemployment dynamics and welfare policy. Her work also researches the causes of gender inequalities in labour market outcomes, in a historical perspective and across countries, with emphasis on the role of employment selection mechanisms, structural transformation, and interactions within the household.
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Nina Roussille
Nina Roussille is Executive Director of the LSE Hub for Equal Representation. She received her PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2021 and previously worked as a pre-doctoral fellow at Harvard for the Opportunity Insight lab. She works on topics in labor, gender and public economics, with a particular interest for the distributional effects of labor market policies. One of her recent research focuses on the role of the ask gap in gender pay inequality.
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Claire Tunley
Claire Tunley is Chief Executive Officer at Financial Services Skills. Tunley has worked in skills and economic development in both local and central government roles for over 20 years. Tunley is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

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Meet the chair

photograph of Minouche Shafik
Minouche Shafik
Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. She is an alumna of LSE. Her new book, What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract, is out now.

For more information about the work of the Hub for Equal Representation in the Economy, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

This event will take place online.