Anne Boring is the Head of Sciences Po’s Women in Business Chair. She is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a research associate at Sciences Po’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP), in its Discriminations and Social Inequalities Research Group. She also belongs to Sciences Po’s PRESAGE network of researchers.
Her research focuses on issues related to gender equality in higher education and the labour market. She studies more specifically gender biases in performance evaluations, gender differences in students’ higher educational choices, and gender differences in students' access to the labour market following graduation. In her current work, she is interested in testing and measuring the impact of interventions designed to improve gender equality in leadership positions and in entrepreneurship. She holds a PhD in economics (2012) from the University Paris Dauphine.
After a first professional career abroad as a biomedical engineer for a listed SME, Maxime Marzin joined Sciences Po's management team in 2008 to create the startup incubator. In 10 years, the incubator has accompanied a hundred startups created at Sciences Po. To date, the total valuation of startups helped by the incubator is close to half a billion dollars (current valuations + disposals). In 2017, he created, on the model of Anglo-Saxon universities, the Centre for Entrepreneurship (FR) of Sciences Po with the aim of developing research, training and support of the entrepreneurial movement. Maxime Marzin is also co-founder of the Ed-Tech platform: SAM-Network.org.
Alejandra Arbeláez Ayala
Alejandra Arbeláez Ayala is a research assistant for the Women in Business Chair at Sciences Po. She is also involved in the REF-HEALTH project. She holds a Master's degree in Public Policies and Development, with a specialization in Applied Economics, from the Paris School of Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá (Colombia). She also did an academic exchange at Toulouse School of Economics in 2014. Prior to joining the Chair, Alejandra worked as a research assistant at the Fundación Corona (Colombian NGO) and at the Center for Economic Development Studies (CEDE) at the Universidad de los Andes. More recently, she completed an internship at the OECD as part of the PISA project. In general, she is interested in research on education, labour markets and gender issues.
Helena Massardier is a research assistant for the Women in Business Chair at Sciences Po. She holds a Master's degree in Public Policy from Sciences Po, a Master's degree in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Laval University (Canada). Helena worked two years as a research assistant in the Department of Political Science at Laval University and became interested in gender equality issues during her internship at the Secrétariat à la condition féminine in Québec and at Laval University’s Feminist Summer School.