The first edition of Gender at Work — published in 1999 and edited by Aruna Rao, Rieky Stuart and David Kelleher – posited that organizations were critical sites of change on the path to gender equality and that confronting the ‘deep structures’ that perpetuated gender discrimination in organizations was crucial to enabling progress.

Thirteen years later, Gender at Work’s e-discussion on gender and organizational change created a platform for its associates and other colleagues to reflect on remaining and new sets of challenges and opportunities for organizations committed to advancing gender equality in their policies and programs. This brief attempts to summarize the key points from this discussion, highlighting those pertinent to updating the 1999 volume. The summary can, in no way, do justice to the richness of the eight days of discussion.

Joanne Sandler & Aruna Rao


Gender at Work