Our Mission:

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.

Message from the Division Chair

Letter from GDO Division Chair, 2021-22

Dear GDO members,

I am honored to serve as the GDO division chair this year because our division is a welcoming and vibrant place for diversity scholars.

Our focal topical area has taken on even greater significance in the last several years, and the research conducted by our members has the potential to inform social and policy issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The GDO division is a place to find kindred spirits to launch new projects and support your ongoing research interests.

I look forward to working with the 22 members of the Executive Committee on several projects this year, such as:

  • Completing the name and domain statement change, as recommended in the division’s recently completed five-year self-review.
  • Creating a communications and social media committee to update the division’s website and promote the division’s social media outlets.
  • Delivering a Writing and Publishing Workshop focused on doctoral students and junior faculty in developing regions.

Our division runs on volunteers, and you can see the roster of current board members here. Feel free to contact anyone one the executive committee with your ideas, questions, and comments. We welcome your participation.


With appreciation,

Joy E. Beatty


  • New Tales from the Script Posted!

    Check out the summer 2022 edition of the Tales from the Script featuring an interview with Dr. Christian Thoroughgood on his 2021 article in the Journal of Applied Psychology with Drs. Sawyer and Webster called "Because you're worth the risks: Acts of oppositional courage as symbolic messages of relational value to transgender employees". The interview was conducted by Hayden DuBois.

  • 2022 GDO Award Winners Announced!

  • Soliciting applicants for the GDO Division Chief Technology Officer

    The division is now soliciting applicants for the GDO Division Chief Technology Officer. The role description is below. This volunteer position has a 3 year (renewable) term, which commences at the August 2022 AOM Annual Meeting.

    Interested parties are invited to submit a brief statement of interest and qualifications, along with their CV, to GDO Division Chair Joy Beatty. Questions about the role can be directed to our current CTO,Tiffany Trzebiatowski.

    Title: Division Chief Technology Officer

    Overview: This role is part of the Gender & Diversity in Organization’s executive committee. The main responsibilities revolve around addressing all technology-related needs of the division from creating content, to overseeing the distribution of content, to documentation.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Design, create, and update content on the GDO microsite (housed through Connect@AOM)
    • Update awards page after every AOM Annual Meeting
    • Redesign sections of the web page based on requests from executive board members
    • Create new sections of the web page based on requests from executive board members
    • Create content (e.g., flyers) using software (e.g., Canva) to help promote events
    • Work with the social media volunteer to help distribute content
    • Work with the Connect@AOM manager to monitor GDO community discussion
    • At the AOM Annual Meeting, attend the GDO executive meeting, the GDO division keynote, and the GDO business meeting and awards ceremony
      • Help with technology needs at these AOM conference events
      • Document the AOM conference events (take pictures for web page content; upload videos if applicable)
    • Help with all technology-related needs for any programming efforts
      • E.g., Tales from the Script - upload new material to webpage, place material in the library, work with others to distribute
    • Update the library on Connect@AOM when new materials are added to the website
    • Answer any member-related questions that come in through the contact us form

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Knowledge of website creation and maintenance (understanding of HTML is a plus but not necessary)
    • Ability to design visuals and web pages
  • Join GDO for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the division name and statement

  • Happy volunteers day from GDO!

  • GDO Plenary Keynote - Isabel Wilkerson - Aug 2 - 9 AM EST

  • GDO Social - Aug. 1, 2021 - 1:30-4:30 EST

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