Gender and Diversity in Organizations

GDO Mission


Our mission is to generate and disseminate knowledge about gender and diversity within and outside of organizations, to embrace diverse perspectives in organizational research and education, and to support social justice through the inclusion of marginalized voices in members’ research and practice.

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2015 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

 Highlights from 2015 AOM session:

    1. Please click the link to view the “Late Night at AoM with Dr. Q”


The 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management will be held August 7-11, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The program theme is Opening Governance. The 2015 theme invites members to consider opportunities to improve the effectiveness and creativity of organizations by restructuring systems at the highest organizational levels, and to try to answer the many questions organizational governance faces in today’s digital and informational climate.

2015 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management


Date(s): August 7, 2015 – August 11, 2015
Phone: +1-914-923-2607
Website: Annual Meeting
Location: Show Map
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3

Dorothy Harlow/McGraw Hill Best Paper Award

Dorothy Harlow/McGraw Hill Best Paper Award



Sponsor: McGraw Hill



Given annually to author(s) of the best paper submitted to the Annual Academy of Management Meeting, this award honors the late Dr. Dorothy Harlow, who pioneered the effort to establish the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division as an Interest Group of the Academy of Management. Dr. Harlow’s dedication to the organizing efforts and advancement of professional women will be etched in gold as this award is given annually. Recipients of the Award each receive a plaque and a cash award.



2015 Committee

Lisa Leslie (Chair), Sabrina DeeAnn Volpone, Adela McMurray, Florian Kunze, Yunhung Chung



Winners 2014

Carol T. Kulik, Mara Olekalns, & Ema T. Swain

for “Does consistency pay The effects of information sequence and content on women’s negotiation outcomes.”




Past Recipients



Muhammad Ali & Yin Lu Ng

for “Board Age and Gender Diversity: A Test of Competing Linear and Curvilinear Predictions“.


Belle Rose Ragins, Jorge A. Gonzalez, Kyle Erhardt, and Romila Singh
for “The Spillover of Community Racial Diversity and Diversity Climate to the Workplace.”


Runners Up

William Newburry, Naomi Gardberg, Bryant Hudson and

Yonathon Feffer

for “Organizational Actions in the Face of Institutional Contestation: Diffusion of LBGT-Friendly Policies“.

2011 Orlando Richard and Goce Andrevski:
“The complementary effect of managerial diversity and board of directors diversity on performance.”
2010 Whitney Botsford Morgan:
“Mothers’ Psychological Contracts:  Does Supervisor Breach Explain Intention to Leave the Workforce?”
2009 Muhammad Ali, Carol Kulik and Isabel Metz:
“The Impact of Gender Diversity on Performance in Services and Manufacturing Organizations.”
2008 Aparna Joshi and Hyuntak Roh: 
“Considering context in team diversity research: A meta-analytic review.”
2007 Patrick McKay, Derek Avery & Mark Morris:
“The interaction of subordinates’ and managers’ diversity climates on store unit sales performance.”
2006 DHui Liao, Aichia Chuang and Aparna Joshi:
“Work Outcomes and Personality Antecedents of Perceived Deep-Level Dissimilarity.”
2005 David Baldridge, Oregon State University:
Withholding accommodation requests: The role of workgroup supportiveness and requester attributes.
2004 Orlando C. Richard, University of Texas at Dallas:
Does race matter within a multicultural context: Alternate modes of theorizing and theory testing.
2003 Jana L. Raver & Michele J. Gelfand, University of Maryland: “Linking sexual harassment, team processes and team performance.”  
2002 Donna Chrobot-Mason & William K. Hepworth, University of Colorado at Denver:
Examining perceptions of objective and subjective racial harassment and managerial responses.”
2001 Belle Rose Ragins, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, & John M. Cornwell, Loyola University-New Orleans:
Walking the line: Fear and disclosure of sexual orientation in the workplace.
2000 Belle Rose Ragins, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, & John M. Cornwell, Loyola University-New Orleans:
Pink triangles: Antecedents and consequences of heterosexism in the workplace.”
1998 Marta M. Elvira & Christopher D. Zatzick:
Racial composition and voluntary turnover in a multiracial setting.

Past Committees



Gail Baugh and Lisa Leslie (Co-chairs), Muhammad Ali, Alison Cook, Jacqueline Hood


Gail Baugh (Chair), E. Holly Buttner, Beth Livingston, Susan Marlow, Whitney Botsford Morgan, Lisa Nishii


David Kravitz (Chair), Alison Cook, patrick McKay, Whitney Botsford Morgan, Sue Vinnicombe


Joy Beatty (Chair), Lisa Nishii, Gernanda Wagstaff, David Baldridge and Christine Mahoney


Joy Beatty (chair), Lisa Nishii, David Baldridge, Maria Fernanda Garcia, Christine Mahoney, Sabrina Volpone


Jeannie Forray (chair), Mark Roehling, Patrick McKay, Audrey Murrell, Kristina Bourne, Douglas Johnston, Jeanine Andreassi


Stacy Blake-Beard (chair), Lisa Nishii, Loriann Roberson, Deborah Litvin, Ujvala Rajadhyaksha


Stacy Blake-Beard (chair), Peggy Stockdale, Orlando Richards, Marta Elvira, Charmine Hartel.


Jeffrey Greenhaus (chair), Myrtle Bell, Lene Foss, Cherry Granrose, Claire Simmers.


Lynn Bowes-Sperry (chair), David Porter, (Executive Committee), Susan Vinnicombe (Executive Committee).


Elaine Yakura (chair)

Parasuraman Award

Parasuraman Award

The Parasuraman Award, is presented annually by the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division to the individual or individuals who published the best journal article in the field of gender and diversity in the calendar year preceding the award. The intent of the award is to highlight scholarly activity in the field of gender and diversity and to encourage further scholarly activity within our field.





2015 Committee
Janet Barnes-Farrell (Chair), Alison Sheridan, Fernanda Wagstaff, David Baldridge, Andrew Wang




Winners 2014 (sponsored by Greenleaf Publishing)

Michael L. McDonald & James D. Westphal for for “Access denied: Low mentoring of women and minority first-time directors and its negative effects on appointments to additional boards.” Academy of Management Journal, 56, #4, 1169-1198, 2013.





Past Recipients


2013 Belle Rose Ragins, Jorge A. Gonzalez, Kyle Ehrhardt, & Romila Singh for “Crossing the threshold: The spillover of community racial diversity and diversity climate to the workplace.” Personnel Psychology, 65, 755-787, 2012. 
2012 Eden B. King, Jeremy F. Dawson, Michael A. West, Veronica L. Gilrane, Chad I. Peddie, and Lucy Bastin for
Why Organizational and Community Diversity Matter: Representativeness and the Emergence of Incivility and Organizational Performance.” Academy of Management Journal, 54 (6), 2011. 
2011 David R. Hekman, Karl Aquino, Bradley P. Owens, Terence R. Mitchell, Pauline Schilpzand and Keith Leavitt for “An Examination of whether and how racial and gender biases influence customer satisfaction”
2010 Aparna Joshi and Hyuntak Roh for “The role of context in work team diversity”.
2009 Lars-Eric Petersen and Jorge Dietz for “Employment Discrimination: Authority Figures’ Demographic Preferences and Followers’ Affective Organizational Commitment.
Patrick McKay, Derek Avery and Mark Morris for “Mean Racial-Ethnic Differences in Employee Sales Performance: The Moderating Role of Diversity Climate.”
2008 David Harrison and Katherine Klein
for What’s the difference?  Diversity constructs as separation, variety, or disparity in organizations”.  2007, Academy of Management Review, 32(4), 1199-1228.




Past Committees



Maura Belliveau (Chair), Marla Baskerville Watkins, Martin Davidson, Danna Greenberg, Payal Kumar, Maria Fernanda Wagstaff

2013 Stacy Blake-Beard (Chair), Maura Belliveau, Alison Cook, Sonia Ghumman, and Jawad Syed
2012 Orlando Richard (Chair), Lisa Nishii, David BAldridge, Consuelo Garcia, Sonia Ghumman, Christine Mahoney
2011 Patrick Mckay (chair), Mustafa Ozbilgin, Jennifer Berdahl, Kathleen Campbell, Olivia (Mandy) O’Neill, Amy Randel
2010 David Kravitz (Chair), Judith Clair, Jorg Dietz, Lars-Eric Petersen, Susan Vinnicombe

David Harrison, Katherine Klein, Belle Rose Ragins, Hannah Riley-Bowles

2008 Gayle Baugh (Chair), Jeff Greenhaus, Sherry Sullivan.

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