Like any investment in employee satisfaction and productivity, diversity and gender equity require a commitment to core training. We’ll help you get there with cultural diagnostics, strategy and program design, then deliver the workshop, coaching session or e-learning solution that’s tailored to your audience.

We help organizations build Gender Intelligence by assisting individuals to move beyond diversity issues hampering growth. Our workshops have helped thousands of professionals gain new insight and a workplace advantage. Beginning with our proven consultative approach, we zero in on the specific needs of your workplace.

Next, we work with you to design a program tailored to your team. Since every workplace is different, we’ve created a diverse set of tools to meet the needs of every organization.


Our proven Four-Phase Consultative Process begins with a detailed needs analysis using our proprietary online diagnostics tool. We identify targets and a team, and develop a training program suited to your needs. We then assist in that program’s implementation


Personalized executive coaching provides an intensive and confidential one-on-one learning experience. Recognizing that executives can’t always learn by trial and error, we offer private consultations tailored to an organizations unique qualities and culture.


Our workshops tailor to your specific needs, or assist in building an ongoing learning series for your organization utilising multimedia presentations that incorporate dramatic scenarios and engaging video content to deliver our message with impact.


Deep Dives are unique opportunities to explore both the professional and personal sides of Gender Intelligence. These exclusive events are by invitation only and are held in locations within the state of Arizona.


Recognised as the authority on gender in the workplace, Barbara truly believes it is her life’s work to create positive change for companies and organizations through a deeper understanding of gender differences.


Discover our range of e-learning tools for corporate clients and individuals. Our self-contained online programs offer organizations a way to deliver Gender Intelligence whenever and wherever you want.

“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

“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