Be Inclusive Now™ has worked with over seventy-five Fortune 500 companies to create cultural shifts and breakthroughs. Every one of our clients has realized tangible results including:

Saving millions on turnover costs annually

Increased productivity by attracting and retaining top candidates

Improved morale and creativity of employees

Avoidance of litigation over pay and promotion packages

We have learned over the years that it is simply not enough to offer a one-size-fits-all training program. Organizations want to realize three outcomes:

1. That our training programs address their specific cultural and organizational needs

2. That they are receiving maximum learning for their investment

3. That the learning is insightful and sustainable

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.


Current State Quantitative Analysis
Review all current organizational data
HR Surveys
Exit Interviews
Current Diversity Initiatives
Other related material
Conduct a Deep Dive Root Cause Analysis to Supplement
Online Diversity Diagnostic Tool
Root Case Qualitative Analysis – Interviews & Focus Groups
HR Interviews
Administer Global Awareness Assessment
Apply for Certification Through Global Equality Project


Predictive Matrix – Laser Focus
Recommended Breakthrough Solutions
Individual and Collective Mindset
Talent Management
Organizational Culture and Leadership
HR Recommendations
Develop Compelling Business Case and a Specific, Measurable Strategic Plan
Present to Leadership Team
Ensure Leadership Alignment, Commitment and Focus


Building Leadership Practices
Inclusiveness & Diversity Sessions
Leadership Development and Readiness
Inlcusivity Awareness Talent Management Practices
Succession Planning
Building Strategic Capabilities
Cultural Transformation
Foundational Mindset Learning
Individual and Group Awareness Building
Embed into Existing Programs


Building Internal Capability – Train the Trainer Certification Program
Measure progress
Create Indisputable Success Stories
Internal and External Communication Plan
Branding at Action Summits

“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