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How Are We Doing? An Examination of Gender Representation in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology

  • Danielle M. Gardner (a1), Ann Marie Ryan (a1) and Megan Snoeyink (a1)


There has been an explosion of within-profession studies examining standings on gender representation in advancement, publication patterns, and conference presentations. However, industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology has yet to take such an introspective look and fully join these conversations. This manuscript aims to initiate and encourage such discussion. Through a brief review of relevant background information and the collection and analysis of recent archival data, we seek to examine where we have been with regard to gender representation, where we currently stand, and what steps are needed moving forward. We aim to stimulate continued examinations on this topic while recommending appropriate action items relevant to achieving equity in representation in our field.

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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Danielle M. Gardner, Michigan State University, Department of Psychology, 316 Physics Road #262, East Lansing, MI 48824. E-mail:


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