Gender, Work and Organization Virtual Seminar on Covid-19 Announced

A virtual event in association with the GWO2021 conference to discuss Gender and Work During/After Covid-19 is being held on Tuesday 23 June 2020.

Throughout this Covid-19 crisis, one thing that has become abundantly clear is that its impact is not distributed evenly across people and places. Social positioning appears to have had a determinant effect on how individuals, groups and communities experience the medical, economic and social consequences of this dangerous virus. To consider these effects and how we can respond to them, we are holding a webinar around Gender and Work During/After Covid-19 on Tuesday 23 June 2020, 3pm to 5pm (BST).

This event is being run in association with the GWO2021 conference to be hosted by the Kent Business School next year and in collaboration with colleagues from Essex Business School and Brunel Business School.

The seminar will begin with ideas, insights, and reflections from our speakers. Q&As will be facilitated using the ‘chat’ function on Zoom after each speaker. Following the four talks, there will be an open discussion about the issues, challenges, and potentialities these raise.

The keynote speakers for the GWO conference will consider the impact of Covid-19 as follows:

  • Professor Stella Nkomo – Race, gender, poverty and Covid-19: A toxic combination for Black South African Women
  • Professor Karen Lee Ashcraft – The pandemic shift: Gendering vulnerability
  • Professor Nick Rumens – Queer perspectives on Covid-19: LGBTQ+ people and an ethics of care
  • Professor David Knights – Masculine leadership during the pandemic

To ensure participation in this conversation please register through Eventbrite. 

Questions about this event should be directed to:

Professor Patricia Lewis –
Professor Ruth Simpson –
Professor Melissa Tyler –

For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page

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