+1 347 223 5128

+44 20 3744 5675

Our professional consultants are ready to guide you

Behavioral Economist, Harvard Professor, Author, and Public Speaker

Iris Bohnet

travels from Switzerland

Iris Bohnet is an academic giant who draws on her vast knowledge in psychology and economics to help organizations and governments make better decisions.

Request fees and availability
Non-binding request for Iris Bohnet

Send a simple request. You’ll get a quick reply with fees and availability

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
About icon

About Iris

Lecture icon


Video icon


Request fees and availability
Formerly the Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, Iris Bohnet wears many hats. If she is not giving keynote speeches, you will find her serving in high-profile organizations or educational institutions. For instance, she is a member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council. Bohnet is also the Women and Public Policy Program's co-director. Visit the UK Government Equalities Office, We Shape Tech, TaketheLeadWomen, genEquality, Edge, Applied, or Credit Suisse Group, and you will find Bohnet's name featuring prominently in these formations, either as a patron or advisor. She is also the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government.

Why you should book Iris Bohnet for your next event

  • Professor Bohnet knows what it means to tailor presentations to the audience’s needs. Besides, she boasts a broad scope of topics to speak about, including behavioral economics, leadership, gender equality, and diversity and inclusion. Feel free to ask about any topic before booking her.
  • Bohnet is the author of What Works; Gender Equality by Design, one of the best-selling books on the planet.
  • She is well-educated and very knowledgeable in psychology and economics. Her journey to academic excellence and success will inspire anyone.

In 2018 and 2019, Apolitical recognized Bohnet as one of the most influential figures when it comes to gender policy. She has also received several other honors from different institutions, including the University of Lucerne, which awarded her an honorary degree. On authorship matters, her book, What Works: Gender Equality by Design, stands out. In this masterpiece, the writer seeks to address the giant in the room, the gender bias experiences in the modern-day workplace.

What Works was published in 2016 and contains Bohnet’s compelling insights on the subject. Those who have read this book appreciate that the author has studied gender inequalities comprehensively and for years. Of course, many governments today present gender inequality as a business and moral principle. Unfortunately, many policies enacted to promote this imperative have not worked as expected. According to the book, the good news is that these inequalities can be addressed effectively once we know to de-bias how we work, learn, and live.

As a speaker, her keynotes have helped various organizations and governments to effectively tackle gender inequality without negatively affecting productivity. What about her family? Well, Iris is a happily married woman with two children to her name.

See keynotes with Iris Bohnet
Keynote by Iris Bohnet

Keynote topics


  • Psychology
  • Productivity
  • Gender Equality
  • Economics
  • Bias
  • Inclusion
Watch Iris Bohnet in action

How Debiasing the Mind, Not Diversity Training, Drives Real Change | Iris Bohnet

See keynotes with Iris Bohnet
Non-binding request for Iris Bohnet

Send a simple request. You’ll get a quick reply with fees and availability

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Keynote topics with Iris Bohnet