Professor of Business Administration & Economics, and Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact, Haas School of Business
HarvEst Distinguished Women Lecture SeriesFebruary 17, 2015 — 4:10 PM
International House Auditorium — 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley
About the Lecture Economic growth around the world is influenced by who is in the workforce and what they are paid. Women’s participation and compensation are shifting under the influence of social and economic trends at the national level and … ContinuedInternational House Auditorium - 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley Berkeley Graduate Lectures email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY
About the Lecture
Economic growth around the world is influenced by who is in the workforce and what they are paid. Women’s participation and compensation are shifting under the influence of social and economic trends at the national level and on a global scale. Professor Tyson will share some of her own experiences, observations, and analysis as she makes a case for greater gender parity for economic growth, including how economic policy can influence the recruitment and retention of women in workplaces worldwide.
About Laura Tyson
An expert on trade and competitiveness, Tyson has taught at UC Berkeley since 1977, and at the Haas School of Business since 1990. She served as Dean of Haas School of Business from 1998 to 2001. From 2002 to 2006, she was also Dean of the London Business School. At Haas, she pioneered the now-booming field of corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship, launching two of the nation’s earliest programs to link traditional MBA training with broader social goals. She is currently inaugural director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact, and was instrumental in organizing the Center for Responsible Business at Haas. The latter is now an internationally acclaimed program that trains students to incorporate social and environmental goals into their business strategies.
In addition to her academic career, Tyson has long been a key player in American economic and foreign policy. She was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2011 to 2013. Also under President Barack Obama, she was a member of the Council of Jobs and Competitiveness and of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Between 1993 and 1996, Tyson was a member of President Bill Clinton’s cabinet, chairing first the Council of Economic Advisors, then the National Economic Council. She was the first woman to serve in these two posts.
In the News
- Laura Tyson in Davos, Switzerland for annual meeting of the World Economic Forum
- Tyson and Al Gore (UC Berkeley News Center)