Women in Tech

8 March 2023



Professor Heather Haveman discusses recent findings from her research on work-life balance and gender inequality in the tech sector.


Heather A. Haveman is Professor of Sociology and Business at the University of California, Berkeley.  She received her BA in history and her MBA from the University of Toronto, and her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations from California’s Haas School of Management.  She has been on the faculty at Duke, Cornell, and Columbia.  She returned to California in 2006.

She studies how organisations, industries, and employees’ careers evolve, and the impact of organisations on their employees and society.  Her work combines insights from sociology and management studies, as well as computational linguistics, economic geography, law, and social history.  This work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, and the Socio-Economic Review, among others.  She has also published 2 books:  Magazines and the Making of America in 2015 and The Power of Organizations:  A New Approach to Organizational Theory in 2022.

Her most recent project relates to on gender issues in the workplace.  It involves analysing data from the job-search portal GlassDoor.com to understand how organisational cultures and everyday practices create (or remove) obstacles to gender inequality in the tech sector.

Further reading

Haveman, H. A. and Sanders, J. M. (2022) ‘The Balancing Act: Corporate Norms and Practices that Affect Work-Life Balance’