Message from Division Chair
Alison Sheridan, GDO Chair
Thank you to the members who completed the GDO five year review survey. The closing date has now passed and the keen team of Donna Maria Blancero, Eden King, Sabrina Volpone, Diana Rajendran, Nataly Lorinkova and myself are busy making sense of your feedback. We aim to complete the analysis and report by early February 2020, and look forward to acting on your feedback as we plan our activities from 2020.
Many of you may have not seen our coverage of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Celebration of Success in the AcadeMY News, so we are including it here too.
2019 Celebration of Success
I want to give a big shout out to Donna Maria Blancero, my predecessor as GDO Division Chair. Donna Maria has been a wonderful mentor and her powerful reminder to us all of our roles as scholars/activists was inspiring. I also need to acknowledge the amazing work done by 2019 GDO Program Chair, Eden King and 2019 GDO PDW Chair, Joy Beatty for putting together such a rich program across the five days.
At GDO we have a suite of awards recognising the extraordinary work of our members, and we take great pleasure in presenting these at our Celebration of Success, just prior to the famous GDO Social Extravaganza on the Monday evening of the AoM conference. Keep this in mind for your scheduling for 2020, as it is a highlight of the conference.
Thanks to the goodwill and diligence of our volunteer members who make up the committees for our awards each year, chaired ably by our GDO Executive Committee members and Representatives at large, we are confident our award winners reflect the values of the GDO and we feel proud to showcase their work.
For this year’s award winning papers at the conference, congratulations to:
- Seonyoung Hwang, Shainaz Firfiray and Kim Hoque from Warwick Business School who received the Dorothy Harlow Best Conference Paper award for their paper ‘Gender, ethnicity, and emotional responses to daily family interference with work’.
- Nkosana Mafico (University of Queensland), Anna Krzeminska (Macquarie University) and Charmine Hartel (University of Queensland) for the dual honour of GDO Best Student Conference Paper and the inaugural Best Student Paper for Gender, Diversity and Entrepreneurship for ‘Immigrant social entrepreneurs: Managing organizational tensions with cross-cultural experience’.
- Ashley Martin (Stanford University) for the Best Conference Paper Based on a Dissertation for ‘The divergent effects of diversity ideologies for race and gender relations’.
- The team of Yang Yang (Rowan University), Hao Chen (Tsinghua University), Alison Konrad,(Western University), Orlando Richard, (U. of Texas at Dallas) and Abdul Rahman Beydoun (Beirut Arab University) for the Faculty Transnational Research Paper Award for their paper ‘Embrace merit and inclusion: Creative gains from linking identity conscious to identity blind climate’.
- Xaver Neumeyer (University of North Carolina at Wilmington) and Susana Santos (Rowan University) for Best Paper for Gender, Diversity and Entrepreneurship for ‘Entrepreneurial team performance: The effects of gender composition and team dynamics’.
We also recognise our members work beyond the conference. This year’s award winners were:
As one of her nominees noted: ‘Deborah’s outstanding books “Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success” (2004, 2010) and “The Shadow Negotiation: How Women Can Master the Hidden Agendas that Determine Bargaining Success” (2000) have been indispensable sources for women leaders and educators around the world who train them in the gendered intricacies of negotiation. Reflecting the importance of these contributions, Harvard Business Review named “The Shadow Negotiation” one of the 10 Best Business Books of 2000 and the International Association of Conflict Management selected it for its Best Book Award in 2001’.
Planning for AoM 2020
No doubt many of you are now busy with your submissions for AoM 2020. This year Joy Beatty is our Program Chair and Eddy Ng is stepping into the PDW Chair role and both have great ideas for the program.
As the Division is growing, our need for reviewers for the Division’s submissions is also growing. If you haven’t already signed up to be a reviewer for 2020, please do so, especially if you submit a PDW, symposia or paper for the annual meeting.
I look forward to seeing you at the Annual meeting in Vancouver in August 2020 and keep your eye out for the mid-year GDO early career research webinar and for another installment of Tales from the Script planned for 2020.