Barbara Annis, Founder and CEO of Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc. (BAA), is a world renowned expert on Inclusive Leadership through Cultural and Gender Intelligence®. For over 25 years, Annis has advocated the value and practice of Gender Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership in over 60 Fortune 500 companies and governments and organizations worldwide. Barbara is Chair Emeritus and Member of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School and was recently conferred the International Alliance for Women, Lifetime Achievement Award. Barbara is the author of, Same Words, Different Language, Leadership and the Sexes, and Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots between Men and Women in Business. In the spring of 2014, Barbara and Dr. Keith Merron will release Gender Intelligence: How our Difference Create Value in the Workplace, helping leaders transform and create more inclusive, more productive organizations.