Organization has offered a welcome home for feminist thought and writing over the past quarter century, rendering the choice of papers for this Editors’ Picks on Feminism and Organization a difficult one. We read, reflected, discussed, paused and repeated this process. Selecting papers for inclusion reveals an academic bias for what ‘should’ be included, what we would ‘like’ to include, what debates ‘need’ to be revisited, and what papers ‘open’ up future discussion. …… After assembling, reading and discussing our selection of feminist papers published in Organization in the last 20 years we were struck by the narrative they weave. It speaks of a dynamic of optimism and learning how to effect change, to a realisation that those teleological dreams were mis-placed.