Welcome to the Shortlisted Project

The Shortlisted Project examines the consequences when women and minority candidates for positions of leadership and power are "shortlisted" - i.e., deemed qualified among an elite group but ultimately not selected.

Our work on gender and diversity in positions of leadership and power has been featured in a range of media such as the Christian Science Monitor, CNN Money, the Houston Chronicle, Slate and the Wall Street Journal.

We currently are writing a book under contract with NYU Press about nine women officially shortlisted for the United States Supreme Court before Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice.

The project encompasses all forms of shortlisting for positions of leadership and power, in the law and beyond.