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The 2023 Gender, Work and Organization (GWO) conference will be hosted for the first time on African shores in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference theme is Marginalised gender identities – how can intellectual activism transform work and organization? Marginalized 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.

GWO2023 in Cape Town is an in-person conference with very limited online streams, depending on feasibility.


Date: 28 June 2023 – 30 June 2023

Call for streams and collaborative events

The deadline for stream and collaborative events proposals is 29 July 2022



GWO2023 Key Dates:

  • 29 July 2022 : Submission of stream and collaborative events proposals deadline
  • 17 August 2022: Call for papers and abstracts
  • 7 November 2022: Submission of papers and abstracts deadline
  • 5 December 2022: Confirmation of acceptance of papers announced
  • 28 – 30 June 2023: GWO2023 International Interdisciplinary Conference in Cape Town, South Africa
click here to upload a stream proposalclick here to upload a Collaborative Event Proposal

Enquiries and other information

  • Informal enquiries regarding proposals and the call for papers, can be directed to Anita Bosch, Ameeta Jaga, Faith Ngunjiri, and Nasima Carrim at [email protected].
  • After exhausting your own networks, should you require assistance in identifying a stream partner in another country, please let us know so that we can circulate a call for interested partners.
  • Enquiries regarding the conference organization can be made to the Stellenbosch Business School at [email protected]

For all other enquiries, please contact the conference organizers at [email protected]


Join us and keep an eye out for updated information on conference social media platforms:

Twitter: @GWO2023_CT

Facebook: GWO 2023

LinkedIn: GWO2023-Conference

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