Best Conference Paper Award – Honoring Suzan Lewis

This award recognizes the author(s) of an original paper identified as the, “best conference paper.” The award creates (and recreates) excitement at each conference about papers that are innovative and have the potential to “move the field” forward.

 Honoring Suzan Lewis

Suzan Lewis is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Middlesex University, London. In 1998, while in her previous post at Manchester Metropolitan University, she became founding co-editor with Carolyn Kagan of the journal Community, Work and Family. A special issue of the journal was published in 2016, celebrating Suzan’s contribution to work-family research. She also co-organised the first biannual Community, Work and Family Conference in 2005. Dr. Lewis has led many national and international research projects on gender, work and family issues, workplace practice, culture and change in diverse national contexts.  She has worked with employers and policy makers internationally, for example, providing evidence to the UK Parliament, the European Commission and the (former) Japanese Ministry of Labour. Among her many publications, co-authored and edited books include: Dual Earner Families:  International Perspectives (1992); The Work Family Challenge (with her son, Jeremy Lewis) (1996); The Myth of Work-Life Balance (2006); and Work-Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond (2017).

2024 Best Paper Award

The 2024 Award Committee Bianca Stumbitz (Chair) is pleased to announce the following best paper:

Moving Beyond Family Borders: An Exploration of Work-Life Balance Experiences of Knowledge Workers by Relationship and Parenthood Statuses

  • Giulia Giunti (University of St Andrews)
  • Laura Radcliffe (University of Liverpool)
  • Rory Donnelly (University of Liverpool)
  • Ragnhild Nordset (University of Liverpool).

2022 Best Paper Award

The 2022 Award Committee Suzan Lewis (co-chair), Clare Kelliher (co-chair), Clarice Santos and Bongekile Mabaso are pleased to announce the following best paper recipient.

 To Provide or to Parent? Expectations, and Stressors for Fathers in Uncertain Times

  • Casey Scheibling, University of Toronto

2022 Best Poster Award

The 2022 Award Committee Suzan Lewis (co-chair), Clare Kelliher (co-chair), Clarice Santos and Bongekile Mabaso are pleased to announce the following best poster recipient.

Work-Family Enrichment among Working Mothers in Ghana

  • Kwaku Abrefa Busia, Lingnan University

2020 Best Paper Award

Women in Ethiopia – Creating Value Through Entrepreneurship

  • Atsede T. Hailemariam (Addis Ababa University)
  • Konjit Hailu Gudeta (Maastricht University, the Netherlands & Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
  • Brigitte Kroon (Tilburg University)
  • Marloes van Engen (Nyenrode Business Universiteit)

What Does it Take to be a Woman Entrepreneur? Examining the Link between Entrepreneurship and Work-life Balance

  • Rupashree Baral (Indian Institute of Technology)
  • Jasmine Banuu (Indian Institute of Technology)
  • Katherina Kuschel (Centrum PUCP, Peru)

 As Women are Changing to be More like Men in the Transportation Industry in Nigeria, are Their Men Changing to be More like Women at Home?

  • Mariam Gbajumo-Sheriff (University of Lagos)

Mothers’ Work Schedules and Children’s Time with Parents

  • Alejandra Ros Pilarz (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  • Leah Awkward-Rich (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

I just Like Things to Go My Way: Competing Conceptions of Cognitive Tasks as Burdensome and as Powerful

  • Allison Daminger (Harvard University)

Award Procedures