Statement of Solidarity in support of the GWO community

This is a statement of solidarity and support for our members and colleagues who made the difficult decision to resign from their roles and involvement in the journal Gender Work and Organisation.

The GiMSIG community appreciates and respects the expertise, commitment and labour of our members and colleagues. Many have tirelessly championed the journal and, through their efforts, have contributed to advance scholarship, teaching and praxis in the broad Gender in Management field.

Inclusivity, transparency and accountability are integral principles that drive these efforts and upholding them is fundamental to continue strengthening our disciplinary community. Compromising these principles risks jeopardizing commitment to the journal and also the integrity of the journal as a leading platform in the field.

We urge GWO publishers to listen to, engage with and address the concerns raised by the Associate Editors, members of the Distinguished Advisory Board, members of the Editorial Review Board, reviewers, authors and readers of the journal. They are the community that sustains the journal.

SIG Committee Members, Gender in Management Special Interest Group (GiMSIG) of the British Academy of Management

8 March 2024

Webinar: Ethics of care in times of crisis

Date: Thursday, 25 June 2020

Time: 10am EDT, 3pm BST, 4pm CET/SAST


The unprecedented disruption created by the ongoing pandemic has had a transformational impact on our personal, professional and working lives. At present, we are living and working under unfamiliar and, in many cases, even more precarious conditions. Amidst the challenges of coping and adapting to the present changes, heightened insecurities and uncertainties are met with an increasing demand for caring and supporting different communities (e.g. family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, peers, students) and doing so in  diverse  ways. Diverse narratives co-exist in the middle of the crisis; for instance, whilst many struggle with existential fear for both the present and the future, political discourse has placed attention on keeping the economy going, with narratives about “going back to business as usual” and “adjusting to the new normal”. There are important implications for these narratives; in particular how the crisis has increased and reinforced inequalities that were central to the “old normal”. For example, this crisis has profound gendered and racialised impacts as women and minorities continue to carry most of the burden created by disruption linked to the crisis. 

Against this backdrop, we want to reflect on the ethics of care in times of crisis from a feminist perspective. What are the key aspects of the ethics of care in times of crisis? This webinar looks to develop a space of critical reflection and constructive discussion about our responsibility to ourselves and others. Some of the questions we will reflect about in this webinar are:

  • What would a care-based approach to life and work look like in a time like this? What values should we be promoting in our exchanges and interactions with others and how?
  • How can we deal with the tensions, e.g. between the individual freedom and societal responsibilities? How do we navigate self-care and care for those who are vulnerable? What strategies can/should we develop?
  • What challenges does this crisis pose to solidarity? Are there limits to solidarity in times of crisis? If so, how can we overcome them?
  • What kind of questions do we need to ask and answer to ensure that personal, political and global dialogues consider ongoing inequalities and develop strategies to mitigate them?



This event is jointly organised by the Gender in Management Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management (, the University of Manchester’s Work & Equalities Institute ( and the Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations at WU Vienna (

Happy International Women’s Day!

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, a virtual cheer to all (GiMSIG) women. I hope you all feel love, respect and admiration from those around you.

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”, which aligns with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign “Generation Equality”. This campaign marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

I hope we agree that this theme resonates with the historical mission of the GIMSIG. Indeed, the attitude, work ethic and example set by women in our GIMSIG community is always inspirational and gives us many reasons to pat ourselves and each other on the back for what we have and continue to accomplish in terms of keeping gender at the forefront of discussions and debates in our scholarly community.

With that said, there are still many reasons for us to continue fighting for a world where all women are able to participate fully and equally in all aspects of social, political and economic life. The GIMSIG embraces this goal through its members and the activities they undertake as students, researchers, educators, peers, mentors and leaders.

There are many celebrations taking place today throughout the world. Let those celebrations energise us to continue fighting for a gender-equal world. In that spirit, below is a list by UN Women of “Twelve small actions with big impact for Generation Equality”:

  1. Share the care 
  2. Call out sexism and harassment
  3. Reject the binary 
  4. Demand and equal work culture 
  5. Exercise your political rights
  6. Shop responsibly
  7. Amplify feminist books, movies and more 
  8. Teach girls their worth
  9. Challenge what it means to “be a man”
  10. Commit to a cause
  11. Challenge beauty standards
  12. Respect the choices of others

You can see the full text here that explains these actions here:

Jenny K Rodriguez
Chair of the Gender in Management Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management

BAM 2019

The BAM2019 conference, with the motto Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in Uncertain Times: Challenges and Opportunities, will take place from 3rd to 5th September 2019 at Aston University | Birmingham, UK.

You are welcomed to submit a paper abstract until 22nd February, following this link. We want to highlight, especially, Track 6 Gender in Management.

See you at Aston University.