GDO TO DEI ANNOUNCEMENT
Hello GDO/DEI Members
The vote is in! On behalf of the GDO Name and Domain Change Working Group, and as your division chair, it gives me tremendous pleasure to share with you that our division name and domain change proposal has been approved by a vote of the GDO membership. The Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) division is now the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) division of the Academy of Management.
I want to thank everyone who participated in the vote. We had very high levels of engagement with 563 members voting, representing approximately 30% of our membership. An overwhelming majority (92.9%) voted in favour of the name and domain* change. A minority (7.1%) opposed. This division name change will take effect immediately, and we are working with AOM’s central office to make sure that official references to the division are updated on the AOM website.
*There was a small error in the version of the domain statement that was posted for voting, regarding the use of "equal treatment and equitable outcomes" (which should have correctly been "equitable treatment and equal outcomes"). We are working with AOM to bring you an amendment vote in the coming weeks.
Leading up to the 2023 Annual Meeting in Boston, we are planning celebratory events to commemorate our 50th anniversary since our founding as the Women in Management (WIM) Interest Group in 1973. This is an important foundation from which we have grown and changed, and we very much honor that meaningful beginning. Please stay tuned for announcements in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your amazing engagement and participation in support of our Division.
Chair, DEI Division