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He Said, She Heard: How The Genders Misunderstand Each Other
[ Originally published November 2014 ] As a gender intelligence expert, Barbara Annis has conducted thousands of workshops on how men and women interact, why they often misinterpret each other, and what they need to know to better understand and value each other’s...
TEDx LA 2018
On March 29th in Los Angeles, 150 visionary entrepreneurs, CEOs, CHROs, experience designers, community builders, and operators will gather for ideas worth spreading to shape a better future of work. We welcome you to join us for a day of critical thinking about the...
The Gender Intelligence Chronicles
Over the past thirty years, there’s been a great deal of research conducted and white papers and articles written identifying the barriers to gender diversity. But there hasn’t been much information and support designed to empowers leaders—those who are committed to...
Business Tribune – After emotional intelligence: Gender intelligence
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...
Are You a Change Accelerator?
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...
Thrive Global: Work Life Harmony Starts at Work
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....
The Economist: Venture capitalists with daughters are more successful
Daughters have an effect on hiring policies, which leads to greater success RICHARD NESBITT, a former chief operating officer at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, has long been an evangelist for women in business. In “Results at the Top”, a book he wrote with...
Book Excerpt: Results at the Top Explores Gender Intelligence – Your Workplace
Gender intelligence expert Barbara Annis and Richard Nesbitt's book shows how to create more gender intelligent organizations. Read More...
BNN.ca – 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...
Globe & Mail – 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...
Mansplain no more: Creating a non-blame culture that values our differences
Mansplaining defined: “to explain something to someone, typically a man to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing.” The term has been getting renewed attention over the last week, after the social impact news site ATTN: released a video showing...
Gender at Work: Why nothing will change unless culture does
The survey recently released by Elephant in the Valley grabbed the headlines quickly with its shocking numbers: 60% of women in tech reported unwanted sexual behaviours 39% of those harassed did nothing because they thought it would negatively impact their career 87%...
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Renée Lundholm - President of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce
“Barbara has been a true blessing for our company; she spins her magic, plants seeds in everyone’s minds that have grown into unforeseen results.”
Tom Schwartz - Four Seasons
“Our company is not the same since we learned about Gender Intelligence, we have exceeded on all our six metrics once we implemented our insights. Gender Intelligence is now in the DNA of our culture”
Kerrie Peraino, EVP, American Express
“WOW!” I had no idea of the impact Gender Intelligence has had on me as a leader and how I have transformed my approach to how I work and communicate with women and engage diverse teams”
Bob Cancalosi, GE
“Our culture at the firm has transformed from a macho siloed culture to an inclusive culture. I really see the change over the years and it has had lasting effect at many levels, including the fact that we now have 42% of women in leadership”
Jane Allen, Senior Partner, Deloitte
“The Executive Coaching that Barbara Annis & Associates provided can only be summed up as a transformational life-changing experience. Not only was I able to overcome several major hurdles in my professional and personal life, but I actually enjoyed the ride. From the bottom of my heart… I thank you.”
Jim Riddell - Executive Vice President of General Motors
“In the two decades, scores of diversity consultants have appeared on the scene in global businesses and governments… The best of the bunch is Barbara Annis.”
Tony Blair - British Prime Minister
“Anyone who has experienced a coaching session or workshop with Barbara Annis will never be the same… It’s a wake-up call that leaves you refreshed and with fire in your belly.”
Mary Kay Ash - Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
“Barbara has an ability to get in under my skin and create unparallel learning for me, a very cynical businessman. Thank you doing this with such tenacity and elegance.”
Richard Barton - CEO & President of Xerox
“I was skeptical at first, but quickly discovered that Gender intelligence was a powerful transformative experience for all our leaders involved. It has had a lasting impact on how we think about our business and how we walk to talk as leaders”
Lars Terney, Partner, Nordic Capital
“My sincere appreciation for the Men and Women in Business Program. We have had tremendous feedback from the participants from all aspects of the program. This truly was a “state of the art” experience. Thank you Barbara, your powerful messages and tremendous presence was the key. You and your associates are true professionals. Also, many specifically commented on how valuable it was to hear from our customers, partners and competitors on this very important topic.”
Khalil E. Barsoum - CEO/President of IBM Canada
“I had no idea how important it was to recognize gender differences. It affects everything we do from how we work in teams, market and sell our product, and deal with management. Thank you Barbara! An outstanding session for both men and women.”
Rob Singer - President, Europe of Sarah Lee
“Gender Intelligence has made a huge difference to our leadership team and our bank. It has made a tremendous impact in how we lead and communicate with each other, we look forward to rolling this out to our entire bank”
Scott Anderson, CEO, Zions Bank