Harvard Kennedy School’s Iris Bohnet – companies can learn from orchestras who audition people behind curtains!
I love the example Iris told me about how orchestras in the United States in the 1970s increased the amount of women they had in their pits. At the time only 5% of musicians in the top five orchestras were women. They made a conscious decision to make musicians audition behind curtains – this helped women advance to future rounds and get hired. Today around 38% of the musicians of the major orchestras are women.