How Gender Aware Are You?

Designed to increase awareness and understanding of one’s self, others, and the world, the GGIA is a self-scoring tool that people complete for their own development; results are confidential and not shared with anyone.




The Global Gender Intelligence® Assessment is a valuable online self-assessment tool to help men and women better understand gender, become more inclusive, and provide strategies for how to improve effectiveness in key aspects of work life and personal life.


Self-assessment is a critical starting point to addressing cognitive, emotional, and behavioural aspects of our gender-pervasive world. If we first understand our own nature and motivations we can begin to understand and value that of others.

Developed by Barbara Annis of the Be Inclusive Now™ (BIN) and Alan Richter of QED Consulting, the Global Gender Intelligence Assessment (GGIA) is based on QED’s online Global Diversity Survey©. The advantage of the adaptation of the tool to measure gender awareness is its usefulness across all organizations and all cultures to help measure individuals (and baseline organizations) against the best global insights and practices around gender.

The GGIA will significantly raise the bar on improving gender awareness in the workplace, helping men and women:


Understand and eliminate the gender “blind spots” that hinder communication


Become more inclusive of the diversity of ideas emanating from gender-blended teams.


Bridge their differing values and priorities and find the complement in each other’s unique strengths.

Given the disparities between men and women globally, this tool will be a powerful addition to a suite of products offered by GIG as well as QED, designed to generate greater diversity, awareness, and skills worldwide.

There are two versions of the GGIA—both designed for global use. The standard version is for employees or staff members, and a leadership version is for those in leadership or management positions. Additionally, the tool is suitable for for-profit, non-profit, government, and academic environments.

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Tony Drezet

“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

“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

“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

“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 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

“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

“Our conference was a great success, much thanks to your fine involvement and excellent presentation. We could have listened to you for hours; we do hope to have a much longer encore in Stockholm next year. You were EVERYBODY’S favorite speaker and the perfect conclusion to the day.”

Renée Lundholm – President of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce

“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

“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