Our Gender Intelligence® workshops tailor to your specific needs, or assist in building an ongoing learning series for your organization.

We’re continually developing new material for our workshops, and specialize in multimedia presentations that incorporate dramatic scenarios and engaging video content to deliver the message with impact. Here are some of the workshops we’re offering:


Examines the typical misinterpretation of both genders, explores the different ways men and women communicate and make decisions, and guides participants to an understanding of win/win communication. This nine-module program can be tailored to your needs and facilitated in a one- or two-day workshop.


To expand and sustain your success in marketing and selling—to an increasingly diverse marketplace—there needs to be an understanding and appreciation for the different ways in which male and female clients and consumers listen, communicate, solve problems, assess value, and make purchase decisions.

The Gender Intelligence Marketing and Sales Workshop is a powerful and insightful experience for strategic planners, brand managers, graphic artists, copywriters, researchers, sales managers, account executives, and marketing and sales vice presidents.


Engages every employee to co-create a new culture in which each individual feels valued and included. It is designed to renew employees’ commitment to their workplace by making them agents of change for an inclusiveness culture.


Explores the latest research, tools, and global initiatives that have worked to attract and retain top talent. Our approach includes the cultural challenges organizations face in retaining Aboriginals, members of various ethnic and cultural groups, different ages, and both genders. It also develops a tailored benchmarking strategy to create a competitive edge and reduce turnover.


Elucidates how gender, personality, and cultural differences play out in the workplace. Removing barriers and increasing awareness frees employees to contribute their best and permit the team to accept each member’s contribution, so that everyone can bring greater creativity, enthusiasm, and focus to achieving corporate goals.


Demystifies gender differences, reduces the likelihood of harassment, and steers your organization away from behaviors and situations that can severely damage your corporate image and employee morale. Our approach is positive and enlightening for both men and women.


Applies diversity awareness to the task of team building. Many teams fail because they cannot effectively employ different ways of communicating and problem-solving across cultures. This workshop offers an understanding of how personality, gender, and cultural differences play out in the workplace and provides practical tools for using these differences to enhance team performance.


Meets the needs of women striving to achieve balance and success in their personal and professional lives and offers a lasting breakthrough in your effectiveness, in terms of both results and personal satisfaction. The workshop shows what can occur when you create empowering lasting relationships and build a strong inner core and clarity.


Creates a leadership culture of authenticity, integrity, diversity, and inclusiveness. This intensive program creates an innovative learning environment using a tailored approach to address executives’ current challenges and breakdowns directly. The process fosters a sustainable leadership culture and mindset conducive to ongoing breakthroughs.


Creates personal breakthroughs, new research, and networks of support. We will use the network we are creating to help us. We will expand the network to include women from other countries and from public, private, and voluntary sectors. We can make a contribution to all women by opening up our own conversation, supporting each other, and exploring our own authenticity.


Is a certification program for corporations interested in leading their own awareness sessions and workshops as transformational facilitators and coaches and in making significant cultural change. It includes four international workshops, weekly coaching sessions, reading and writing assignments, and one-on-one coaching.


Provides a solid understanding of what it takes to create breakthrough results through a sponsorship initiative. Organizations gain a comprehensive knowledge of the details involved in planning and designing a breakthrough sponsorship program. Executives grow in their ability to recognize unique and valuable leadership talent in individuals whose gender and/or culture differs from that of their own. Executives also learn how to be effective in their sponsorship roles by correctly identifying the potential in others, coaching them to success, and measuring their growth and development as ready leadership talent.

“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