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AFTER EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: GENDER INTELLIGENCE
The Business Tribune
Nov 23, 2017

Barbara Annis is the CEO of the consultancy she started decades ago, which has been known for the last two years as the Gender Intelligence Group. Annis and her team go into companies and measure sexism, then devise ways to change behavior and overcome it.

The Business Tribune asked her what she thinks of the recent tidal wave of accusations against powerful men of rape, sexual assault and harassment.

“It’s a good awakening, but it’s all about the way we approach it,” she said by phone from New York where Gender Intelligence Group is based. “There are a hell of a lot of good men out there, and if we paint all men with one brush, we make a big mistake.”

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ARE YOU A CHANGE ACCELERATOR?
The Good Men Project
Nov 23, 2017

Whenever I speak at a corporate conference or teach a workshop about gender diversity, at least one woman says something like: “If the CEO brings up his daughter one more time, I’m going to lose my marbles.”

Does this reaction surprise you? It certainly surprised a well-liked and well-intentioned CEO of a large financial services firm with whom I recently worked.  He was shocked to learn just how not well his father-daughter story went over. This particular CEO—let’s call him Dave—was entirely on board with creating an inclusive company culture and with promoting talented women. He had assumed that his personal story would show just how much he cared about the women in his life, and how he had worked hard to support and encourage them. Unfortunately, his story had the opposite effect. Read More…


WORK LIFE HARMONY STARTS AT WORK
Thrive Global.com
Nov 7, 2017

On average, women who work full-time outside the home still bear more of the burden of household labor and management than fully employed men. To confound this inequality, employers are often more likely to assume that women are “distracted” by their personal lives. Case in point: though 75 percent of women report having been asked about marriage and family in job interviews, 40 percent of women feel that they can’t talk about family at work if they want to be taken seriously. And 52 percent of working mothers shortened their maternity leave for fear of negative impact on their careers.
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5 PITFALLS WOMEN TECH LEADERS MUST AVOID
Tech Republic.com
Oct 13, 2017

Women climbing the tech career ladder tend to face some common pitfalls that prevent them from reaching their full leadership potential, according to Barbara Annis, founding partner of the Gender Intelligence Group, a leader in gender diversity and inclusive leadership training.
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USING GENDER INTELLIGENCE TO HELP YOUR COMPANY SUCCEED
BNN.ca
June 26, 2017

BNN chats with the co-authors of the new book, “Results at the Top: Using Gender Intelligence to Create Breakthrough Growth,” Barbara Annis, founder and CEO of the Gender Intelligence Group and Richard Nesbitt, CEO of the Global Risk Institute and former CEO of the TSX Group. They discuss the challenges that remain when it comes to gender inequity in the workplace.
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HOW GENDER INTELLIGENCE AFFECTS A COMPANY’S BOTTOM LINE
Globe & Mail
June 14, 2017

For nearly half a century, the focus surrounding gender politics in the workplace has been on numbers, emphasizing the importance of hiring, promoting and retaining the same amount of men and women in order to achieve numeric balance. Read More…


GENDER INTELLIGENCE – A TREND THAT’S ENERGIZING THE INDUSTRY
GAMA International Journal
September/October 2015 Issue

Today, women own more than half the nation’s businesses and influence the majority of consumer investment decisions, studies show. Unfortunately, they often don’t trust their male advisors, and only some 30 percent of advisors are currently female. Gender expert and strategist Barbara Annis offers some suggestions to help improve communication all around. Read More…


DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER BRAIN WIRING
Kate Everson, CLO Magazine
July 22, 2015

My feminism makes it difficult for me to accept that women are different from men, mostly because “different” often translates to “inferior” in conversations about business. “Women aren’t as good at negotiating.” “Women are more emotional and less analytical.” “Men don’t ask for directions and therefore are more likely to forge their own paths.” And get lost, but that’s neither here nor there — pun intended. […] Nature doesn’t classify one as better than the other, but our social and business structures do, which means that chief learning officers have a responsibility to help level the learning and leadership fields for both genders. Read More…


THE MYTHS OF MERITOCRACIES
Barbara Annis
2014

When is fairness not fair? When well-intended business leaders build meritocracies where the talented – regardless of their gender – are promoted based on their abilities and achievements. Sounds ironic, but in many ways, the measures of performance in most organizations today unconsciously ensure a glass ceiling remains firmly in place… Read more


WHITE PAPER: SOLUTIONS TO WOMEN’S ADVANCEMENT
Women of Influence
2014

Since the 1980s, women have received more advanced degrees than men have held half of all middle management positions – and not just in the U.S… Read more


WOMEN AND WORK: GIRL TALK
The Economist
April 13th, 2013

Barbara Annis and John Gray argue in “Work With Me” that men and women are biologically wired to think and react differently to situations, and have “gender blind spots” when it comes to understanding their co-workers’ behaviour.. Read more on economist.com


8 BLIND SPOTS BETWEEN THE SEXES AT WORK
Forbes | Susan Adams
April 26th, 2013

Do you ever feel the unreasonableness of the opposite sex makes your office life more difficult than it has to be? Maybe there’s more to your feelings than just aggrieved stereotyping. John Gray and Barbara Annis believe that innate differences between men and women cause many of the problems that crop up at work.. Read more on forbes.com


MEN AND WOMEN CAN TEAM UP IN THE OFFICE TO CLICK
Investor Business Daily | Amy Alexander
May 8th, 2013

In this must-read, Annis (an expert on workplace gender issues and chair of the women’s leadership board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government) and relationship expert Gray (author of the bestseller Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus) examine how and why men and women think differently at work.. Read more on investors.com


WORK WITH ME: THE 8 BLIND SPOTS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Publishers Weekly
March 4th, 2013

In this must-read, Annis (an expert on workplace gender issues and chair of the women’s leadership board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government) and relationship expert Gray (author of the bestseller Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus) examine how and why men and women think differently at work.. Read more on publishersweekly.com


BATTLE OF THE SEXES: OFFICE EDITION
Wall Street Journal | Lauren Weber
May 14th, 2013

Women and men are almost equally represented in the U.S. labor force, but the workplace is still rife with conflicts and misunderstandings rooted in gender, according to a new book by Barbara Annis, a leadership consultant, and John Gray, author of the bestseller “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.” Read John and Barbara’s interview on blogs.wsj.com


WOMEN NEED TO BE ON TOP WITHOUT QUOTAS
Berlingske Business
April 23, 2013

Feature article with Barbara in Berlingske Business, Copenhagen.. See translated article


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