Awards

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We invite you to browse the GDO Conference awards page. There are a total of nine awards. We encourage you to read each award qualification description and consider applying for them yourself or nominate a colleague to receive recognition for their hard work. Nomination applications are thoroughly reviewed by our GDO Awards committee members. Award recipients are recognized and awarded for their achievements at the GDO Celebration of Success held at the annual AOM conference.


 Faculty Transnational Research Paper Award 
Sponsor: Emerald's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal
Nominations are currently closed. Please check back for the next award year deadline.

Transnational research transcends or extends across national boundaries and explicitly recognizes the need to use a transnational perspective that integrates gender and diversity across nation states. This award is given to the conference paper that best meets the objective of advancing our understanding of transnational gender and diversity issues. At least one author must be a faculty member from a country outside the borders of the US.

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Scholarly Contributions to Educational Practice
Advancing  Women in Leadership Award
Sponsor: Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership
Nominations are currently closed. Please check back for the next award year deadline.

This award is given to a scholar who has made significant contribution to advancing women in leadership. Criteria for the award: 1) impact or significance of intellectual contributions on educational practices that support the advancement of women in leadership, 2) the breadth or overall scope of the nominee’s work with respect to her/his/their contribution to such educational practices, 3) demonstration of an understanding of the specific benefits of education for women for their empowerment and leadership, and 4) the breadth and depth of educational practices that support the advancement of women in leadership. Self-nominations are allowed. The award, which includes $500 sponsored by Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership, is presented at the Academy of Management meeting.

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Best Student Conference Paper Award
Sponsor: Emerald's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal
Nominations are currently closed. Please check back for the next award year deadline.

This award is given to a student author for the best conference paper on gender and diversity in organizations. 

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Best Conference Paper Based on a Dissertation Award
Sponsor: Sage Publications
Nominations are currently closed. Please check back for the next award year deadline.

This award is given to a student author of the best paper based on a dissertation completed between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year. Papers considered for the dissertation must be sole-authored. The title page should indicate the paper is based on a dissertation and give the date of the dissertation defense. 

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Janet Chusmir Distinguished Service Award
Sponsor: Sage Publications
Nominations are currently closed. Please check back for the next award year deadline.

This award is presented to the nominee who has made an outstanding contribution to The Gender and Diversity Division and who has personally served as a mentor and role model for others in the field (previously: personally provided support for women in the field). Criteria for the award: Contributions include professional service to the division, work for the advancement of the status and role of professional women and people of color in the Academy, and/or in organizations. 

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Sage Award for Scholarly Contributions
Sponsor: Sage Publications
Nominations are currently closed. Please check back for the next award year deadline.

This award is presented annually to a nominee who has made outstanding scholarly contributions to the field. Sponsored by Sage Publishers, this award recognizes a present or past member of the division who has made significant contributions that have advanced our knowledge of Gender and Diversity in Organizations. Scholarly contributions include the creation and dissemination of new knowledge in the form of empirical, theoretical, or applied developments. This award is given for an accumulated body of work.

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Saroj Parasuraman Outstanding Publication Award
Sponsor: Greenleaf Publishing
Nominations are currently closed. Please check back for the next award year deadline.

This 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.

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Dorothy Harlow Best Conference Paper Award
Sponsor: McGraw-Hill Publishing
Nominations are currently closed. Please check back for the next award year deadline.

This award is 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.

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Gender, Diversity, and Entrepreneurship Awards
Sponsor: Kauffman Foundation
Nominations are currently closed. Please check back for the next award year deadline.

There are two awards, one given to the best student paper and one to the best paper for innovative research on gender and diversity questions related to entrepreneurship.

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