The 2023 Gender, Work and Organization (GWO) conference will be hosted for the first time on African shores at Stellenbosch, South Africa. The conference theme is Marginalised Gender Identities – How can Intellectual Activism Transform Work and Organization? Marginalised gender identities include women, the LGBTQ+ community, and non-normative heterosexual men, which further intersect with race, ethnicity, religionclassbodily and cognitive ability, nationalitygeospatial and socioeconomic origin or placement, educational background, and job type.

Launched in 1994, Gender, Work and Organization was the first journal to provide an arena dedicated to debate and analysis of gender relations, the organisation of gender and the gendering of organisations. GWO provides an international forum for debate and analysis of contemporary issues affecting gender studies at work, in organizing work, and in jobs. In 2021, the GWO conference at Kent University, United Kingdom attracted in excess 600 international scholars from over 30 nations, which was followed by the 2022 conference in Bogota, Columbia.

Conference format

The #GWO2023 will be predominantly in-person, but there will be an option for online attendance. Keynotes will be delivered in a hybrid format and majority of the streams as well as the collaborative events will be held in-person. Collaborative events will bring about an opportunity to network and collaborate with academic peers on various topics and put into action the many valuable discussions that will be taking place at #GWO2023. The collaborative events will incorporate arts, crafts, the African experience – making it colourful and inclusive for all. An in-person connection post-pandemic, to Africa’s leading destination filled with vibrance, diversity and attractions galore.