Kate Glazebrook

Glazebrook Kate Glazebrook is co-founder and Head of Insight at Applied, the Behavioural Insights Team’s first tech venture. Applied is a web platform that uses the best behavioural research to help organisations find the best person for the job regardless of their background. Put simply, we aim to make hiring smart, fair, and easy. We also care about being able to prove impact, so we publish the results of our experiments and research that inform our product design. Prior to joining Applied, Kate was Principal Advisor and Head of Growth and Equality at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), and has previously worked for UNESCO in South-East Asia, and for the Australian Treasury. Kate holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (Frank Knox Scholar), and a Bachelor in Economic and Social Sciences (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.

THURSDAY, October 13, 2016 | MAIN STAGE | 15:15 – 15:30

Tech before training: how to improve diversity in organisations

– It’s hard to train the brain out of unconscious bias, so we’ve turned to technology to help us solve the problem of discrimination in hiring.
– Applied pulls together the best behavioural research to help organisations hire the best person for the job, irrespective of their background.
– This talk will present some findings from our experiments to test whether the platform achieves this aim.

To talk about #WomenInTech is important, because history tells us that rebalancing the gender gap will be good for business and society

– Kate Glazebrook