The Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section of the American Accounting Association has the overall objective of facilitating interaction among Association members regarding gender issues and worklife balance as they relate to accounting practice, research, and education.
Promoting knowledge and encouraging research in gender issues and worklife balance by identifying areas in need of research, facilitating the exchange of ideas and findings, and providing opportunities for exposure of research results.
Fostering opportunities to enrich the professional lives of all people, so that they may reach their full potential as scholars and as practitioners.
Facilitating increased participation of underrepresented groups in professional conferences, committees, and editorial boards of publications.
Providing a forum in which Association members and guests can discuss the impact of gender in the workforce and encouraging interdisciplinary exchanges between accountants and members of other learned groups.
Increasing the awareness of the policies that assist all people in successfully combining career and family.
Determining and exploring those areas in which accountants' unique financial expertise can improve the economic and social well-being of all people in contemporary society.
GIWB Section Membership Drive:
Tell others about the Gender Issues and Worklife Balance (GIWB) Section. Everyone knows students and colleagues who are affected by matters of work-life balance or gender issues. The GIWB Section is relevant to AAA members regardless of their fields of specialization. Over the years, the GIWB Section has offered numerous paper sessions, panels, pre-conference workshops, and symposia at the AAA annual meeting. The Section provides four prestigious awards funded by KPMG each year, three for research and one for exemplary mentoring of students. When joining the AAA or when renewing membership, ask your colleagues to select and join the GIWB Section.
Congratulations to the following 2022 Award Recipients!
GIWB 2022 KPMG Best Paper Award
Anna Vysotskaya, Higher School of Economics and Natalia Ishchenko, Higher School of Economics "Gender Equality and Sustainable Strategies. Evidence from 30 S&P 500 Companies: ESG "
GIWB 2022 KPMG Mentoring Award
L. Murphy Smith, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
D. Larry Crumbley, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
GIWB 2022 KPMG Outstanding Dissertation Award
Xiaochuan Tong, University of Massachusetts Boston "Essays Effective HR Policies on Substance"
GIWB 2020 KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award
Alex Russell, University of Arkansas, David Kerr, University of North Carolina, and L. Murphy Smith, Texas A&M University
"Ensuring Effective HR Policies on Substance Use Disorders", Internal Auditing 36(5), 33-40