Gender and Diversity in Organizations

Nominate for the GDO Parasuraman Award

March 31 Deadline, AOM GDO Parasuraman Award Nominations, Outstanding 2017 Publication on Gender and Diversity

The Academy of Management GDO Division is currently inviting nominations for the 2017 Saroj Parasuraman Award for the Outstanding Publication on Gender and Diversity. This annual award, honoring Saroj Parasuraman, is given to the author(s) of the publication in a refereed journal judged to have the highest potential to significantly impact our understanding of gender and diversity within organizations.

Only publications with a 2017 publication date will be considered. Publications having multiple authors are acceptable. The year of publication is considered to be the year in which the final published manuscript appeared in either electronic or print version. Articles must have a DOI to be eligible. In press articles are not eligible.

Criteria for evaluation of publications include:

  • the degree to which the research addresses a phenomenon that is of significance to research in gender and diversity
  • the potential impact or significance of the publication on gender and diversity in organizations
  • the degree to which the research displays technical adequacy, including issues of internal validity, external validity, appropriate methodology, appropriate statistical analysis, and comprehensiveness of review (if the publication is a literature review).

Nominations may be made by any member of the Academy of Management and self-nominations are welcome. The Award Subcommittee may also generate nominations. Those evaluating the publications will be blind to the source of the nomination.

Nominations must be submitted via e-mail by March 31, 2018. Publications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the GDO division, consisting of at least 3 members. The subcommittee will make a recommendation to the Executive Committee about the award-winning publication and, if appropriate, a publication deserving honorable mention status. The Executive Committee may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the subcommittee but may not substitute a nominee of its own. In the absence of a publication that is deemed deserving of the award by both the Awards Subcommittee and the Executive Committee, the award may be withheld.

Please send nominations by e-mail to, David Baldridge Parasuraman Award Committee Chair.


With your nomination, please include:

  1. a complete citation for the article
  2. a brief (1-2 sentences) statement indicating why you believe it is deserving of the award
  3. a pdf version of the nominated article
  4. and confirm that you (the nominator) are a current member of the Academy of Management2018 

We look forward to your nominations!


Parasuraman Award Announcement email 2-20-18

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that focuses on the Institute’s current theme, “Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.” Recent Ph.D.’s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research centers feminist, women’s or gender studies are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply. While in residence at the Institute, Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.  Our application will be available to access October 1, 2017 through January 11, 2018.

Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Application

 Application Opens – Oct 1, 2017

Application Deadline – January 11, 2018 midnight PST

For questions about the postdoctoral fellowship application, please see the Application Details.

Postdoctoral Scholars will participate in our community of Stanford Faculty Research Fellows, Faculty Affiliates, and Graduate Dissertation Fellows through their own research and contributions to our goal of reinvigorating gender equality. Postdoctoral fellow responsibilities will include contributing to the Clayman Gender News service, working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows, participating in our Graduate Voice and Influence Program, and attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions.

The Postdoctoral Scholars will play a critical role in our Gender News service, which is the public outreach component of the Clayman Institute and our affiliated scholars. To increase the impact of innovative work on gender equality, the Gender News service publishes articles on gender research for academic and general audiences. Postdoctoral Scholars will write articles for Gender News that include summaries of the latest peer-reviewed gender research, interviews with Stanford Faculty Research Fellows and Faculty Affiliates, and reviews of relevant academic conferences. In addition, our postdoctoral scholars will produce white papers that translate interdisciplinary gender research for a wider audience.

The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand no later than 30 days prior to the appointment start date, and the start date must be no more than three years after the awarding of their degree. Postdoctoral Scholars will receive a stipend, annual research fund and standard benefits, and are expected to be in residence for the fellowship.  The fellowship begins no later than the start of Autumn quarter in October 2018 and continues through the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years.

2018 GDO PDW Call for Proposals


PDW Chair: Eden King, Rice University (

2018 GDO Division Professional Development Workshops: Call for Proposals

The Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division invites proposals for the pre-conference professional development workshops (PDW) to be held at the 2018 Academy of Management meeting in Chicago, Illinois. PDW sessions will begin at 8:00AM on Friday, August 10th and conclude on Saturday, August 11th at 8:00PM.

We encourage the submission of PDWs that are interactive and crafted to enhance our members’ knowledge and skills with respect to research, teaching, and practice in the GDO domain. We welcome PDWs that expand our thinking, fostering the generation and contemplation of new possibilities. Submitters should prepare their proposals with reference to the GDO mission:

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

The theme of this year’s Academy of Management meeting is “Improving Lives.” We are excited to showcase and celebrate work that addresses the role that organizations can play in enhancing health and well-being in society. The mission of the GDO Division is very much aligned with this theme and there are innumerable ways through which scholarship, teaching, and practice of diversity and inclusion can contribute to the lives of individuals in society. We encourage you to develop PDWs that exemplify or spark such ideals.

Keep in mind that, through our PDW program, we are seeking to provide experiences that best serve the personal and professional needs of our members. Our desire is for PDWs that prompt deep engagement, energize participants and culminate in plans for action, not merely discussions. In this vein, we encourage contributors to consider their PDW submissions from an action perspective and we are more than happy to provide feedback regarding ideas. 

The division is committed to extending our reach – socially, culturally, geographically and across different roles. In the spirit of inclusivity, we welcome proposals designed to facilitate connections and collaborations between our members around the globe. The GDO division solicits PDWs of any form including teaching or publishing workshops, tutorials, debates, roundtable discussions, panels, case studies, and invited speakers; but don’t be constrained by this list. New forms for PDWs are sought too. PDWs provide an opportunity to experiment with new approaches that do not fit within the confines of the regular program, so proposers are encouraged to be innovative in workshop design.

Sessions can include academics, practitioners and representatives from public- and private-sector entities as well as not-for-profits. While submitters have broad discretion in designing proposals, we prefer submissions that are interactive and innovative in nature. Submissions with an interdisciplinary focus are especially welcomed.

GDO pre-conference programming is allotted approximately 22 hours of access to conference facilities and we want to make the most of this time. We invite proposals that can work in more than one of the pre-conference program areas (PDWs, PhD consortium, junior faculty consortium) as these will help to stretch our resources further, while still honoring the three areas’ distinctive goals and constituencies. For example, a PDW that engages with issues relevant to the junior faculty consortium while also being designed to appeal to and serve the professional development needs of participants from the broader membership. Cross divisional proposals, which involve two or more divisions and/or interest groups, are strongly desired.

PDW proposals must be submitted through the Academy of Management’s electronic submission system.

The submission system will be open on November 28, 2017 and the deadline for submission is January 9, 2018 at 5PM Eastern Time (NY time) but earlier submissions are encouraged. If you have questions or would like to discuss a potential workshop idea, please contact the GDO Division’s PDW Chair, Eden King ( To ensure sufficient time to develop your proposal, please forward your general inquiries prior to December 10, 2017.

GDO New Initiatives

1.“Dear GDO

What: Members send in questions. We try our best to provide answers

o Combination of written format and virtual panels

Why: provide professional development content outside the traditional conference/PDW format

2.“Untold stories: The why and how of published research”

OR… “Tales from the Script

oWhat: Q&A with authors

oSpecial emphasis on doctoral students and international member interviewers

oWhy: Promote connections, highlight GDO research, reveal what we can’t always see in the polished, published product

3.“GDO Country Webbies

oWhat: short videos that highlight important diversity & inclusion issues in a particular country or region

oEngage GDO Global Ambassadors as facilitators

oWhy: Education and teaching

4.“Bring your story to GDO

oWhat: Narratives provided by GDO members about: (a) their experiences as member of a particular identity group; (b) “aha” moments when they realized the boundaries of their own understanding

oWhy: To promote reflection and learning; provide food for thought for future research

5.Mid-year Virtual GDO Publishing Workshop

oWhat: Publishing “workshop” modeled after our very successful Jr. Faculty Publishing Workshop PDW

oMultiple reviewers provide joint feedback virtually

oWhy: To reach more people, particularly those who may not be able to attend the annual conference

6.Mentor-match for new members

oWhat: Match new members who will be attending annual conference for the first time with “dream” mentor for a coffee welcome.

oModeled after our very successful mentor-match luncheon for the GDO Doctoral Consortium

oWhy: Facilitate social connections and experience of inclusion that may not otherwise seem possible

GDO Plenary Session at AOM – Monday @ 3 pm

Submission: 17990 | Sponsor(s): (GDO) 
Scheduled: Monday, Aug 7 2017 3:00PM – 4:30PM at Hilton Atlanta in Grand Ballroom D

GDO Plenary Session  
Division Chair: W E Douglas Creed; U. of Rhode Island;
Division Chair-Elect: Patrick F. McKay; Rutgers U.;
Program Chair: Donna Blancero; Bentley U.;
Professional Development Workshop Chair: Alison Sheridan; U. of New England;
Organizer: Payal Kumar; Xavier Labour Relations Institute;
Organizer: Lorianne D. Mitchell; East Tennessee State U.;


Exploring Discrimination in the Workplace in a Divisive Political Climate

The racist, homophobic and sexist undertones that permeated American politics during the 2016 U.S. presidential election (Salaita, 2006; Parker & Barreto, 2014), and the xenophobic sentiments that gave rise to the Brexit decision are examples of a divisive political climate that have led to an increase in workplace racism and violence ((Bourn, 2016; Kleebauer, 2016; Allan, 2016).

The purpose of this plenary is to discuss the interface of politics, diversity and the workplace, which is aligned to the All-Academy Theme, At the Interface. This is also aligned to the vision of the GDO to “support social justice through the inclusion of marginalized voices in member’s research and practice”. It is envisaged that this plenary session and the ensuing discussions in breakout groups will generate greater interest in creating inclusive and high-performing climates in organizations globally.

2017 Election Results

2017 Election Results
I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to those of you who took the time to vote in this year’s elections. As I mentioned in an earlier email to you, every vote really does count, as the election results are often quite close. Thanks to you, our response rate was slightly higher than the overall AOM average. Thank you, again, for participating in the elections. Please help me in welcoming our new servant leaders by extending words of congratulations.
I’m delighted to announce that Eden King has been elected as our new Division Officer! She will be serving a 5 year term during which she will first be the PDW Chair in 2017-2018, and in subsequent years, will be our Program Chair, Division Chair-elect, Division Chair, and Past Division Chair. As an Outgoing Officer, I am thankful to be able to exit knowing that our division is in such capable hands. Eden, I thank you in advance for the leadership you will provide and the energy you will invest into these roles.
Dr. Eden King joined the faculty at George Mason University after earning her Ph.D. from Rice University in 2006. Dr. King is pursuing a program of research that seeks to guide the equitable and effective management of diverse organizations. This research addresses three primary themes: 1) current manifestations of discrimination and bar-riers to work-life balance in organizations, 2) consequences of such challenges for its targets and their workplaces, and 3) individual and organizational strategies for reducing discrimination and increasing support for families. In addition to her academic positions, Dr. King has consulted on applied projects related to climate initiatives, selec-tion systems, and diversity training programs, and she has worked as a trial consultant. She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management and for the Journal of Business and Psychology and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Dr. King has also served as Program and Conference Chairs for SIOP and as a representative at large for the GDO division of the Academy of Management.
We also have a wonderful group of new Representatives-at-Large who will each serve 3-year terms. In their roles, they will chair various GDO committees, serve as ambassadors for the division, and provide valuable input into all of our activities. They are:
Dr. Doyin Atewologun is a Lecturer in Management at the School of Business & Man-agement, Queen Mary University of London, UK. Broadly, Doyin’s research interests lie at the intersection of leadership, identities, and diversity. She is particularly inter-ested in the identity work involved in making sense of complex, oppositional identi-ties, leader identity development, and privilege. A current research project involves examining the career trajectories of demographically diverse managers in Profes-sional Services Firms. Doyin’s work has been published in journals such as Gender, Work & Organizations, the British Journal of Management and the Journal of Mana-gerial Psychology. Doyin serves on the Editorial Review Board for Equality Diversity & Inclusion: An International Journal. She is also a Chartered and Registered Occupa-tional Psychologist, founding member and Deputy Chair of the British Psychology Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Diversity & Inclusion at Work group, a voluntary professional group of academic and practitioner members committed to implementing evidence-based approaches to maximise positive outcomes in diverse workspaces. Doyin has served as a member of the AOM’s Diversity & International Theme Committee for the last 2 years, focusing on gathering best practices for in-cluding constituents of our multinational, diverse Academy membership. In addition, she is a regular contributor to GDO symposia and paper sessions. Doyin’s desired contribution to the GDO division would be as a positive brand ambassador engaging a broader, heterogenous membership (e.g. international, critical, early career diversi-ty scholars). After completing secondary (high) school in Nigeria, Doyin obtained her BSc at University of Birmingham, UK; her MSc at University of Nottingham, UK and her PhD at Cranfield School of Management’s International Center for Women Lead-ers. Doyin holds Visiting Fellow positions at Cranfield School of Management, UK; Lagos Business School, Nigeria and the University of Pretoria Faculty of Economic & Management Sciences, South Africa.
Dr. Alexandra Beauregard is Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at Middlesex University Business School, where she co-chairs the Gender and Diversity Research Group. GDO has been her “home” division since she joined the Academy in 2004, and she has served as a reviewer for a number of Best Paper awards as well as for conference submissions. Alexandra’s research interests are centered on the work-life interface, flexible working arrangements, and diversity management, with a par-ticular focus on gender and gender identity. She has published on these topics in out-lets including Human Resource Management,British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Review, International Journal of Management Reviews, and International Journal of Human Resource Management, as well as authoring chapters in a number of edited books. Alexandra serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Management Reviews, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. She attends international confer-ences on a regular basis and is happy to represent GDO at these and other functions in the UK, Europe, and North America.
Dr. David Dwertmann is an Assistant Professor of Management at Rutgers University, School of Business-Camden. He received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Mannheim in Germany and his Ph.D. in strategy and management from the Uni-versity of St. Gallen in Switzerland. In his research, David focuses on diversity and inclusion, specifically leadership and management challenges associated with health, disability, and the demographic change in age. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, The Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Manage-ment, among others. In his teaching, he focuses on helping students build leader-ship skills for increasingly dynamic and diverse organizational contexts. For example, his undergraduate course, Leadership in the 21st Century, places an emphasis on en-gaging students in the campus and local community. In his service to GDO, David has been involved with the Best Conference Paper Based on a Dissertation Award and International committees, served as a session chair at the annual AOM meeting, volunteered as a panelist for the GDO doctoral consortium, and received a best re-viewer award. He appreciates the opportunity to serve as a representative at large and draw from his education and work history in multiple countries to further inter-nationalize and diversify the division and the Academy at large.
Erika V. Hall is an Assistant Professor of Organization & Management at Goizueta Business School, Emory University. Hall earned a PhD in Management & Organiza-tions from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2014. She is committed to research and service in the areas of gender and diversity. For the past few years, Hall has served as the advisor for the Goizueta Multicultural As-sociation. In addition, she has conducted numerous workshops and panels encour-aging women and minorities to negotiate. For example, Hall has conducted work-shops for Black and Latino high school students (LEAD program), a conference with over 200 female businesswomen (Emory Engage), and a women’s leadership event headlining a WNBA game (Atlanta Dream women’s leadership series). She has vol-unteered her time to teach in Emory’s innovative “Ferguson Movement” class, and participated on panels discussing social justice. Finally, Hall strives to forward gen-der and diversity research by serving as a reviewer for journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, and Leadership Quarterly.
  Looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta!
Best regards,
Lisa Nishii
GDO Past Division Chair
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