The Gender in Management SIG was formed in 2003 as a result of discussions at the Gender and Management stream at the EURAM Conference in Stockholm in May 2002. Its purpose is to act as a leading international and interdisciplinary network that supports the interests of academics, researchers and practitioners in the area of gender and diversity management, and develops their capabilities for research, teaching and knowledge exchange, and keeps them up to date on discussions and debates. The group is an inclusive forum and we welcome anyone with an interest in advancing thinking and understanding in the area of gender and diversity management as well as those interested in how their area of interest can be enriched by discussions about gender and diversity management.
The objectives of the GIMSIG can be summarised in three key areas:
1. Promoting gender and diversity scholarship
The GIMSIG promotes gender and diversity scholarship within the academy by sustaining and raising the quality of international, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research produced in the field. In addition, it acts as a forum for the development and dissemination of an integrated body of management knowledge and serve the interests of policy makers, practitioners and scholars in the field. The GIMSIG aims to improve the present and future position of gender and diversity management through scholarly activity and policy recommendations.
2. Supporting personal and professional development
The GIMSIG aims to provide developmental opportunities for members both in career and personal terms. It has an active agenda of activities that include a stream in the BAM conference as well as dedicated events and activities that reflect the diverse interests of members. The GIMSIG aims to act as a forum to exchange ideas and information about topics related to gender and diversity management to support their personal and professional development.
3. Building collegiality and encouraging collaboration
The GIMSIG strives to provide a supportive environment where both new and established academics share and develop ideas (e.g. through mentoring, hosting dedicated events and peer reviewing). It also provides networking opportunities for academics teaching and researching in the area. The GIMSIG aims to make working in academia a more enjoyable and fulfilling experience!
SIG Chair - Dr Jenny K Rodriguez (University of Manchester, UK) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer - Prof. Carol Woodhams (University of Surrey, UK)
Events Officer - Dr Huiping Xian (University of Sheffield, UK)
Communications Officer - Dr Lilis Surienty (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Newsletter Editor - Dr Elisabeth Anna Günther (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
Doctoral Student Support Officer - Dr Laura Radcliffe (University of Liverpool, UK)
Doctoral Student Representative - Ms Fatima Tresh (University of Kent, UK)
Conference Track Co-Chair - Dr Adelina Broadbridge (University of Stirling, UK)
Conference Track Co-Chair - Ms Andrie Michaelides (Cranfield University, UK)