Pearson Partners with Gender Intelligence Group to Help Organizations Improve Employee Productivity and Business Results

Partnership increases access to award-winning, professional online training and development opportunities

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

Studies such as “Women in the Executive Suite Correlate to Higher Profits” conducted by the Glass Ceiling Research Center, show strong correlations between a better balance of men and women in leadership positions and higher company profitability. In an effort to help more organizations increase access to state of the art transformational online training and development opportunities that foster a productive and empowered, gender-blended workplace, Pearson is partnering with Barbara Annis, Founder of the Gender Intelligence Group, a global leader in creating gender intelligent organizational cultures.

Together, Pearson and the Gender Intelligence Group will provide organizations, including leading financial services, high-tech, health services, and professional services companies, with gender intelligence learning experiences via the Intrepid Learning Hub™ online learning environment, to deliver effective instruction through short-form content, applied practice, and highly interactive social features.

Pearson’s Managing Director of Higher Education, North America, Robin Baliszewski, said, “We are thrilled that our strategic partnership with the Gender Intelligence Group will enable us to expand our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion to other organizations globally who, like Pearson, recognize the value of gender intelligent workplaces to employee engagement and better business outcomes.”

Gender Intelligence Group is led by Barbara Annis, a thought leader in the field of gender differences and diversity, and a global practitioner in the area of improving gender relations in the workplace. Barbara first coined the term Gender Intelligence® in the early 1990s, which has since become the basis of the global practice of the Gender Intelligence Group, helping companies become more effective and produce greater, more sustainable results by seeking and blending the contribution of both men and women in unison.

Barbara Annis, said, “We have had such an outstanding partnership with Pearson for several years now, and are truly delighted to deliver this critical piece of work that can ensure we accelerate this powerful learning throughout the world in a cost effective way.”

Barbara Annis will conduct the learning session, “Gender Intelligence: The Competitive Advantage,” at Chief Learning Officer magazine’s Spring 2015 CLO Symposium on April 15th at the Trump National Doral in Miami.

Pearson Professional partners with corporations, associations and government agencies to create effective solutions that are aligned with their learning and professional development goals to improve business results. To learn more, visit

About Pearson
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit

About The Gender Intelligence Group
The Gender Intelligence Group (formerly named Barbara Annis & Associates) is recognized as the global leader in gender diversity and inclusive leadership training for organizations. Our specialized services are designed to foster workplace cultures that acknowledge, value and optimize the unique abilities of individuals. Built on the work of Barbara Annis, a pioneer and global practitioner in the advancement of Gender Intelligence, our unique programs help organizations around the globe achieve breakthrough results. To learn more, visit

Media Contact:
Stacy Skelly, stacy.skelly(at)pearson(dot)com, or 800-745-8489



January 26, 2015


A New Look and Name for Top Gender Diversity Consultant

New York, NY/Toronto, ON: Barbara Annis and Associates Inc, the global leader in gender diversity and inclusive leadership for organizations, have officially changed their name to Gender Intelligence Group. This is an exciting new chapter for the company, led by world-renowned gender specialist Barbara Annis, whose 27 years of experience has facilitated breakthrough results on the advancement and retention of women and creating inclusive cultures through partnering with Fortune 500 companies and other organizations across the globe.

While Gender Intelligence Group will continue to provide the groundbreaking results offered by Barbara Annis and Associates, they are also expanding in size and global reach. The results speak for themselves – when applied, Gender Intelligence creates breakthrough results for organizations. At the heart of this work is Annis’ latest book, co-authored with senior associate Dr. Keith Merron – Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line.

“This book is a must read for any CEO, HR manager, or any other person who wants to build a successful and productive organization. Those that don’t will be left behind.” (John Vodonick Ph.D.)

Joining Annis at the helm as Managing Partner is Valerie Sorbie, formerly CAO in Capital Markets and COO in technology organizations following 15 years of strategy consulting. The company also boasts a team of Gender Intelligence experts, all devoted to driving sustainable change in organizations.

About Gender Intelligence Group (formerly Barbara Annis & Associates): Gender Intelligence Group promotes the understanding of and appreciation for the naturally occurring characteristics that distinguish men and women through a variety of consultation and training services.

Copyright © 2015 Gender Intelligence Group. All rights reserved. Gender Intelligence® is a registered trademark of Gender Intelligence Group.