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.
A Letter from Our President
Maria Leach GIWB Section President
Spring salutations GIWB colleagues,
It has been an honor to serve as the President of the GIWB Section for the past 9 months. We have had a very productive year so far, and we still have three months to do great things. Let me highlight some of what our Section has accomplished.
There was a small increase in the Section’s membership. I encourage all the GIWB members to invite their colleagues to join our section. We have a good trend in the membership numbers, let’s keep the trend going.
There were many volunteers for the leadership positions last summer. Because of this, all the leadership positions were filled. Thank you all for your participation. If you volunteered to help last year, I hope you will do it again. If you are thinking about volunteering, please do so. Your participation is what makes the GIWB Section a success.
Congratulations to the following 2021 Award Recipients!
GIWB 2021 KPMG Best Paper Award
Shirley Lu, “Quota or Disclosure? Evidence from Corporate Board Gender Diversity Policies”
GIWB 2021 KPMG Mentoring Award
Ray Elson, Valdosta State University
Steve Buchheit, the University of Alabama
GIWB 2020 KPMG Outstanding Dissertation Award
Prang, Phaylinh "Tia" Nosavan (2020), “What is the Relationship between Employee Engagement and Job Satisfaction to Organizational Commitment in Supply Chain Management? An Examination of These Causal Factors in Supply Chain Managers in the Middle East”.
GIWB 2020 KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award
Hannah Michelle Russell, D.L. Ariail, Katherine Taken Smith, & L.M. Smith
Russell, H.M., Ariail, D., Smith, K.T., & Smith, L.M. (2020). “Analysis of Compassion in Accounting and Business Students, Overall and by Gender”, Journal of Accounting Education, 53, 100684.