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Barbara Annis & Associates Partners with Sheryl Sandberg


Barbara Annis & Associates Partners with Sheryl Sandberg and the Leanin.Org to Help Create a Global Community Dedicated To Supporting Women “Leaning In” To Their Ambitions

Two powerful forces in the gender equality movement unite to support women throughout their professional life.

New York, New York – March 8, 2013 – Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc., leaders in Gender Intelligence®, announced today its alliance with Sheryl Sandberg and the Leanin.Org, an organization dedicated to combining practical education and focused discussion to give women—at all level of their careers—the tools they need to realize their goals.

Jointly developed with The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, Lean In Education is a growing series of educational materials on topics critical to success, ranging from negotiation skills to team dynamics. Lean In Education launched March 6th with The Clayman Institute as well as experts Fred Kofman (leadership), Marcus Buckingham (strengths), and Bill Hoogtrep (public speaking). A powerful addition is the inclusion of Barbara Annis & Associates, providing the science and inclusive leadership skills attained through Gender Intelligence training.

Says gender expert Barbara Annis, “Organizations the world over want to improve in their Gender Intelligence, attract the most talented women and men, sustain their growth and competitiveness in the global marketplace, and be recognized for their efforts. The greatest outcome of our partnership with the Lean In Foundation is in helping women and men grow in their understanding, appreciation, and valuing of each other’s unique and authentic talents and skills.

“We are proud to partner with Sheryl Sandberg and Leanin.Org to provide leaders in business, government, and academia the guidance and development they will need to give women and men the tools to realize and support each other’s goals and aspirations. Our goal is to help women and men grow in their Gender Intelligence.”

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, co-founder of Leanin.Org, adds: “For years, women have represented an important part of the workforce, earning 57 percent of undergraduate and 63 percent of masters degrees in the United States today. For over 30 years, women have represented half of middle management in a number of industries, yet many organizations struggle to attract and retain high-potential women, especially in the most senior roles. We are excited to partner with Barbara Annis, a pioneer in the gender equality movement. She and her associates share our passion for reversing this trend and changing the trajectory of women in the workplace.”

New York based Barbara Annis & Associates is a recognized global thought leading firm in the field of Gender Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership. Since 1989, Barbara Annis & Associates has partnered with Fortune 500 companies to increase their level of gender intelligence and remove their barriers to leadership and cultural transformation. In that time, BAA has assessed over 100,000 men and women and facilitated over 8,000 Gender Intelligence workshops and countless executive coaching sessions across the globe. Barbara Annis’ latest book, Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots between Men and Women in Business, is co-authored with John Gray of Mars Venus renown and available in North America May 13.

Sparked by the book “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,” LeanIn.Org consists of three integrated programs:

1) Lean In Community brings women and men together to share stories and have daily conversations around topics that will help them achieve their goals.

2) Lean In Education offers access to free online lectures, produced in collaboration with the Clayman Institute for Gender Studies at Stanford University, on topics including creating successful teams, combating gender bias, negotiating, and advocating for your ideas.

3) Lean In Circles are small groups that meet monthly to learn together and share experiences in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.

For more information, visit www.LeanIn.Org or facebook.com/leaninorg

Lisa Olinda
Operations Manager, Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc.
Tel: +1 212- 672-1710 x103
Read more about Work Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots between Men and Women in Business online at Amazon.com.

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