Sara Laschever has spent her career investigating the obstacles, detours, and special circumstances that shape women’s lives and careers. She has written extensively about women in literature and the arts, women in the sciences, women in academia, and women in business. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, The New York Review of Books, Vogue, Glamour, and many other publications. She has taught writing at Boston University and served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Work-Life Policy, a nonprofit think tank devoted to exploring the issues that matter most to women at work.

Sara worked as a research associate and principal interviewer for Project Access, a landmark Harvard University study funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Bunting Foundation. Project Access explored impediments to women’s careers in science—the hindrances, both external and internal, that prevent women from rising to the tops of their fields. Sara’s efforts contributed to the publication of two seminal studies in this field, Gender Differences in Science Careers: The Project Access Study and Who Succeeds in Science? The Gender Dimension, both by G. Sonnert, assisted by G. Holton.

Sara is frequently cited in the national and international media as an expert on the persistence of the wage gap, women and conflict resolution, work-life balance issues, and the multiple factors influencing women’s long-term career success.

In high demand as a speaker, she lectures and teaches workshops about women and negotiation for corporate audiences, colleges and universities, law firms, government agencies, and women’s leadership conferences in the U.S. and around the world. She served as a Senior Fellow for the Center for Work-Life Policy (now the Center for Talent Innovation) and is a founding faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women.

Sara Laschever earned her bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from Princeton University and a master’s degree from Boston University. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts with her husband and two children.