My research interests are at the intersection of gender and technology. In particular, I’m interested in the ways artificial intelligence using machine learning is developed and managed in the West with impacts on marginalized communities globally, especially related to gender, as well as participatory action research and data feminism.
Genevieve is passionate about advancing gender equity and justice. She is the Associate Director of the Center for Equity, Gender & Leadership at the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley where she examines socio-technical questions of how bias in artificial intelligence (AI) is perpetuated and responsible AI, as well as how to advance equity and inclusion within teams and technologies. Before Haas, she worked with the International Center for Research on Women, UN Women, and UN Foundation where she focused on topics including digital inclusion, inclusive technology, and women’s economic empowerment across Africa, Asia and Latin America. She holds a Master’s in Development Practice from UC Berkeley and started a nonprofit advancing girl’s education and civic engagement for sustainable development in Peru. Genevieve is a Research Affiliate at the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at Cambridge University.
Genevieve’s an avid adventurer and can be found skiing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, backpacking or otherwise exploring in her free time! She also loves football (soccer), dancing, and yoga
Journal articles and special issuesSmith , Genevieve (with J Nee, A Sheares and I Rustagi )(2022) 'Linguistic justice as a framework for designing, developing, and managing natural language processing tools ', Big Data & Society 9 (1)Smith , Genevieve (with K McElhaney, I Rustagi and I Groth )(2022) 'Responsible A.I.: Tackling tech's largest corporate governance challenges ', California Management ReviewSmith , Genevieve (with K McElhaney & D Chavez-Varela )(2022) 'The state of diversity, equity and inclusion in business school case studies ', Journal of Business Diversity 21(3)Smith , Genevieve (with K McElhaney and M Goelz )(2019) 'Promoting a culture of equity in the #MeToo era: Moving beyond responding to gender-related workplace issues to tackling root causes ', California Management ReviewSmith , Genevieve (with A Shankar and & S Sundar )(2018) 'Agency-based empowerment interventions: Efforts to enhance decision-making and action in health and development ', The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research : 1-13
ChaptersSmith , Genevieve (with A T Rizzo and A Glinski )(2020) 'Men and masculinity in the workplace ', Masculinity and Femininity: Past, Present and Future Nova Science Publishers
Conference papersSmith , Genevieve (with J Nee, A Sheares and I Rustagi )(2021) 'Advancing social justice through linguistic justice: Strategies for building equity fluent NLP technology ', Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO ’21), October 5–9, 2021, ACM, New York, NY, USA
Encyclopedia entriesSmith , Genevieve (with S Gammage )(2017) 'Feminist economics and agency ', Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics Springer International Publishing