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Policy Lab

Working Report: Draft Policies on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Virtual World of Work and and in Political Life

In the spring of 2021, guided by industry leaders, the Policy Lab on Ai and Bias has incubated new ideas and detected a new generation of biases in recruitment platforms and developed a blueprint of policy directives to mitigate those biases. Through surveys and stories, we have developed an important new toolbox to be shared with industry leaders and policymakers.

1) The Elephant in AI- surveys from the field: from Silicon Valley to emerging professionals in the law

2) Unmasking Coded Bias- groundbreaking survey of young Black professionals

3) Detecting a new generation and class of biases

4) A Field Guide to addressing bias in datasets

The Women, Law and Leadership Ideas Lab was an incubator for innovative ideas. It was a platform for students to test ideas, to create, and to experiment. Most of all, it was a space for students to ask questions on the under representation of women in leadership and how that hurts the global economy, hampers the diversity of thought, and undermines the public good. The concept for our Lab led by Rangita de Silva de Alwis was to research and develop a wide range of policy initiatives on women’s leadership. The goal will not just be to study and recommend adoption of best practices but to explore and innovate new practices. The students ideated and discussed solutions to address the under representation of women in leadership and the future of work.

Mozilla supports asking hard questions at the Policy Lab on AI and Bias- Asking Hard Questions: Compliance or Deep Change? by Chandrasekhar Nukala

“Women Leaders in Law & Policy on the Global Stage”

“Women Leaders in Law & Policy on the Global Stage” is a video series that presents conversations with women who, as experts in law and policy, are dealing with the critical, cutting-edge issues of our time. These situations — armed conflict, forced migration, sustainable development, climate change, and the human rights of children and the disabled — are where the voices of women are most in jeopardy of being silenced.

The women featured in this series have occupied myriad roles on the international stage over the course of their careers—legislator, judge, academic, government minister, political activist, and pragmatic thinker with non-governmental organizations. They have been among the few female leaders and change makers who have occupied seats at the tables where matters of import to women are discussed and decided. Their conversations with us confirm that women’s leadership of the kind they exemplify has never been more important than it is at the present moment for the achievement of equality, development and peace in the world.

 

 

 

Reflections by Jake Romm, L’20

The Women, Law and Leadership Ideas Lab was an incubator for innovative ideas. It was a platform for students to test ideas, to create, and to experiment. Most of all, it was a space for students to ask questions on the under representation of women in leadership and how that hurts the global economy, hampers the diversity of thought, and undermines the public good.