Bio

Barbara Annis, Founder and CEO of Gender Intelligence Group - formerly Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc.-, is a world renowned expert on Inclusive Leadership, Cultural and Gender Intelligence advocating the value and practice of this new type of Leadership in Fortune 500 companies and numerous organizations worldwide.  GIG’s 51 associates have pioneered a transformational shift in cultural attitudes across the globe on the importance of gender unity to organizational success.

Over the past twenty years, Gender Intelligence Group has facilitated over 8,000 corporate workshops, keynotes, and executive coaching sessions and has introduced breakthrough research on the practice and benefits of gender diversity and inclusiveness leadership.

Today, GIG offers their diagnostics, workshops, and coaching sessions on site, online, and through DVD-based training programs.

Barbara Annis is Chair Emeritus and Member of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was recently conferred the International Alliance for Women, Lifetime Achievement Award. Her extensive studies have included work with exceptional thinkers such as famed psychologist Dr. Virginia Satir, Dr. Fernando Flores, director of the PhD program in Linguistics at Berkeley University, and Dr. Willis Harman, Founder and President of the Noetic Sciences Foundation.

Barbara’s first book, Same Words, Different Language offers ground-breaking insights and proven methods for breaking through gender barriers. Her newest book, Leadership and the Sexes, reveals the latest in brain-behavior research on gender differences.

Barbara’s next book, to be released in the spring 2013 entitled Work with Me: The Blind Spots between Men and Women in Business is written in conjunction with John Gray, author of the best-selling relationship book of all time: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. Barbara and John’s book exposes and debunks the eight blind spots that lay at the very heart of our miscommunications, misunderstandings, mistrust, and frustrations at work, and even affect our personal lives.

Her upcoming book to be released in the fall 2013, Cracking the Code on Gender Equality: The Gender-Intelligent Organization, co-authored with Dr. Keith Merron, is the culmination of 25 years of gender-based research and global practice that uniquely applies cutting-edge brain-based research to the workplace. It will offer leaders the mindset and systemic changes needed to transform their organizations, bridge the gap between men and women at all levels of management, and in the process, create more inclusive and productive organizations.

Barbara tweets from @barbara_annis.