Barbara Annis is a recognized leading expert in Inclusive Leadership and Gender Initiatives. Barbara and her associates are dedicated to removing organizational and leadership barriers by bringing the latest research and thinking on Leadership, Gender Diversity and Inclusiveness into the workplace, so that organizations can turn gender diversity into a powerful technology of success. Over the last 20 years, Barbara Annis & Associates has facilitated over 3,000 corporate workshops, keynotes, and executive coaching sessions on Gender Intelligent Leadership to Fortune 500 Corporations, including Deloitte & Touche, IBM, Smith Barney Citigroup, UBS, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Intel.
Barbara is Chair of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (www.hkswomensleadershipboard.org). Her extensive studies have included work with exceptional thinkers such as linguist Dr. Fernando Flores at Berkeley, neuroscientist Ruben Gur at the University of Pennsylvania, psychologist Virginia Satir, Dr. W. E. Deming, and Dr. Willis Harman, Founder of the Noetic Sciences Foundation and The World Business Academy. She was recently awarded the International Alliance for Women Word of Difference Lifetime Achievement Award.
Barbara is also a recognized author – her first book, Same Words, Different Language, uncovers groundbreaking insights and tools for creating powerful win-win relationships between the genders, and provides ways to break through gender barriers. Her new book, Leadership and the Sexes, published last month by John Wiley, reveals the latest brain-based research on gender differences in leadership, and shows how to maximize the innate talents of both genders in the workplace and in the world.