Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc. leaders in Gender Intelligence® recently announced its alliance with The Gender Equality Project, a Swiss foundation working in partnership with the World Economic Forum that has developed a global certification system in gender equality. The alliance is a breakthrough effort designed to both develop a global standard for gender equality and provide a certification tool for meeting the standard. The self-assessing certification process will be made available to the growing number of organizations seeking to accelerate their gender diversity efforts and achieve global recognition as employers of choice.

Barbara Annis, founder and CEO of Barbara Annis & Associates commented, “Our clients want to improve their Gender Intelligence, attract the most talented men and women, sustain their growth and competitiveness in the global marketplace, and be recognized for their efforts. To do all that, they need to meet a global standard in gender equality–that is what our partnership with The Gender Equality Project will help them discover and achieve. We are proud that The Gender Equality Project has selected us as the company of choice in providing organizations the guidance and development they need to meet the rigorous standards for global certification.

Nicole Schwab, co-founder of The Gender Equality Project: “Our unique, standardized self-assessment tool provides a framework for companies to move from commitment to action so they advance towards more gender-equal and successful workplaces. By applying the tool, companies can benchmark their progress and be recognized for their success in creating workplaces where men and women can develop their full potential and be equally valued and respected.

New York-based Barbara Annis & Associates (BAA) is a recognized global pioneer and thought leader in the field of Gender Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership. Since 1989, BAA 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 more than 100,000 men and women and facilitated more than 8,000 Gender Intelligence workshops as well as countless executive coaching sessions across the globe.