Post courtesy of Kate Everson, associate editor at Chief Learning Officer (http://www.clomedia.com/) 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...
Article courtesy of Maria Shriver and NBC News. 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...
Article courtesy of NBC News and The Maria Shriver Project Negotiation is a skill that can take years to master, and for women it can be especially tricky, not because their ability is a factor but because their likability is a factor. For all the advice women have...
Article courtesy of NBC News and Maria Shriver From their body language, to their word choice, and even the frequency of their smiles, working women hear a constant and often contradictory chorus about all the ways they should be behaving if they want to make their...
Article courtesy of Maria Shriver and NBC News. As the CEO and founder of her own business consultancy, Barbara Annis has spent nearly three decades helping businesses worldwide understand that having women at the table is not just about issuing press releases and...
Interview courtesy of NBC News and The Maria Shriver Project Over the course of the summer, the tech industry titans released their diversity statistics, and the gender gap in the numbers was stark. At Google, Apple, and Facebook, women account for less than a third...
Article courtesy of NBC News and the Maria Shriver Project Working women seem to face an ever-growing list of attributes they lack and strategies they should adopt if they want to bridge the gender gap in their workplace. But how did fixing that gap become the...
What never ceases to amaze us are the similarities in the challenges raised by men and women when working with each other, with women often admitting that their number one issue is that men don’t listen. Men are usually surprised when they hear this and their typical...
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