GWO Conference 2024

The call for abstracts for GWO 2024 is now open. The submission system for abstract submissions to these streams will be available shortly.

Deadline for abstract submissions in the submission system will close on December 22nd, 2023, 23:59 AST.


Cape Breton University is proud to be hosting GWO2024 from June 17-20, 2024. We look forward to 5 days of robust conversation, learning, sharing and networking in the beautiful Cape Breton Island of Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Gender, Work and Organization (GWO) Journal and its conference have consolidated their role as international spaces on emerging issues related to gender studies. These spaces have been created to contribute to the continuous “debate and analysis of gender relations, the organization of gender and gender in organizations” and we invite you to continue this meaningful conversation with us in 2024.

GWO conference at CBU


The 2024 Gender, Work and Organization (GWO) conference will be hosted for the first time on Cape Breton Island at Nova Scotia, Canada. The conference theme is Imagining Decolonizing Knowledge Exchanges: Embracing the JEDDII Way (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Decolonization, Inclusion & Indigenization).

Launched in 1994, GWO provides an international forum for debate and analysis of contemporary issues affecting gender studies at work, in organizing work, and in jobs.

Conference Format

The #GWO2024 will be predominantly in-person, but there will be an option for online attendance. Keynotes will be delivered in a hybrid format and the 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 #GWO2024.

Call for Abstracts

1) (Re)materialising knowledge exchange and development for JEDDII activism [justice, equality, diversity, decolonisation, inclusion and indigenisation]

2) Memory, History and Gender

3) Towards multispecies inclusivity and justice – embracing Indigenous wisdom for peaceful coexistence across species (Hybrid)

4) Queering bodies and desires: An intersectional approach to gender and sexuality (Hybrid)

5) Fusing perspectives from the Global South and Global North: How dissident bodies can challenge hegemonic epistemologies (Hybrid)

6) Exploring the Application of Culturally Relevant Gender-Based Analysis (CRGBA) in Organizational Research, Policies, and Practices

7) Grief and loss in organizations and processes of organizing (Hybrid)

8) Indigenous knowledge and feminisms in the Global South and North [ENG] [ESP] (Hybrid)

9) Decolonising sustainable digital transformation for entrepreneurs in emerging economies – gendered perspectives

10) Exploring feminist intersectional entrepreneurship: A look into practice, theory, and education for Justice, Equity, Diversity, Decolonization, Inclusion, and Indigenization [ENG] [POR] [ESP] (Hybrid)

11) Gendered, colonized, and racialized bodies in social movements: Applying an intersectionality lens to understanding embodied activism

12) Compassion at the heart of informing & reforming educational structures and practices

13) Infusing JEDDII principles into certification: national practices and global challenges

14) Conference Theme: Imagining decolonising knowledge exchanges: Embracing the justice, equity, diversity and decolonisation, inclusion and indigenisation (JEDDII) way.

15) Open Stream

Conference Planning Co-chairs

Stefanie Ruel
Mary Beth Doucette