Series Two, Episode Four: Harnessing the commercial value of gender and millennial intelligence

Posted on March 14, 2018

Barbara Annis, CEO of Gender Intelligence Group and Dr Eliza Filby, broadcaster and millennial expert, discuss the commercial value of harnessing both gender & millennial intelligence, explore the power of positive corporate culture, offering ideas for best practice and views on #MeToo.

This episode was recorded at the SWIFT Institute offices in London.

Barbara Annis

Barbara Annis, CEO of Gender Intelligence Group (GIG) is a world-renowned expert on Gender, Diversity and Inclusive Leadership, advocating the value and practice of this new type of leadership in organizations worldwide. Her insights and achievements have pioneered a transformational shift in mindsets for men and women across the globe on the importance of gender unity to organizational success.

Barbara began her career as the first women in sales at Sony and became the first woman Sales Manager with 14 Outstanding Sales Achievement Awards and Sony’s MVP Award. Over the past 30 years, Barbara Annis and her 51 associates have partnered with organizations to transform cultures and leadership behavior, while creating greater gender balance at all levels. They have facilitated over 8,000 workshops and conducted thousands of leadership assessments and executive coaching sessions.

Barbara Annis is Chair Emeritus and current member of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School and was recently conferred the International Alliance for Women, Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the author of five books: Results at the Top: Using Gender Intelligence to Create Breakthrough Growth co-authored with Richard Nesbitt; Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line co-authored with Dr. Keith Merron; Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots between Men and Women in Business is written in conjunction with John Gray of Mars Venus renown; Same Words, Different Language: A Proven Guide for Creating Gender Intelligence at Work; and Leadership and the Sexes co-authored with Michael Gurian.

You can follow Barbara’s company, Gender Intelligence Group, on Twitter @GenderIntGroup.

Dr Eliza Filby

Eliza is an academic, writer, broadcaster and public speaker specialising in contemporary values and generations.

She was born in south London, educated at Durham and UCL and received her PhD in history from the University of Warwick in 2010. Between 2010-2014, she lectured at Remnin University Beijing where she taught the history of capitalism, and latterly King’s College London where she taught, amongst other things, a history of the 1980s to those born in the 1990s.

In 2014 Eliza started her own business, GradTrain, providing bespoke employability training for graduates. It is now one of the UK‘s leading training organisation for universities.

Eliza published her first book God and Mrs Thatcher: The Battle for Britain’s Soul in 2015 based on her PhD. She discovered that Margaret Thatcher had been a preacher before she had entered politics and that she had been heavily influenced in her politics by her lay-preacher father, Alfred Roberts, whose sermons revealed the true religious origins of Thatcherism.

Her current project explores Generation Y and Z. Pulling together data, existing research, future trends as well as her own experiences of training grads, Eliza helps businesses, policy makers and the media try and navigate the Generation Gap dominating society right now.

She has debated at the Oxford Union, sparred at the Conservative Party Conference and led management workshops for the Church of England as well as addressed audiences at numerous universities, including Cambridge and Harvard. She has written for The Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Spectator and have reviewed for the Financial Times amongst others. Eliza has appeared on BBC News, Radio 4, Radio 3, BBC World Service, LBC and BBC’s Daily Politics as well as broadcasters in Spain, China and North America. She regularly appears on the Sky News’ Evening Paper Review show.

You can follow Eliza on Twitter @ElizaFilby.