Are You Gender Bi Lingual Leader? – Aviva Wittenberg-Cox

Posted on July 31st, 2018 by

Avivah giving a TedX talk

Did you know that Facebook now has 52 genders listed? No, me neither. The world is changing and forward thinking organisations know they have to change. Even the less forward thinking companies are beginning to get the message: business is better when it’s inclusive and employs the talents of everyone.

I have been a long time admirer of the work of Avivah Wittenberg-Cox and interviewed her on this blog (see here for the interview with Avivah. Note to self, time for an update with Avivah). She is the CEO of 20first.com and author of several excellent books explaining to businesses just how they become truly gender bi lingual and create an organisation playing to the strengths of all its employees. It’s not about changing the women but changing the environment. Business needs to adapt.

Let Avivah explain in this video. It’s less than 2 minutes long and well worth a listen.

What Does Gender Bi-Lingual Mean? By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

If the link doesn’t open for you, here is the URL .

I am busy putting together some material for a book on this very topic, aimed at individuals, and sharing some of the researched differences in styles of communications between genders. If you have any stories to share please feel free to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. If you’re a subscriber simply click Reply to the email, or if not, details are here. On Twitter I’m @JaneCWoods and on LinkedIn you can find me here.

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No More Boys and Girls – Reprised

Posted on July 27th, 2018 by

No More Boys and Girls was an eye opener of a programme on the BBC and a perfect illustration of unconscious bias. And gender stereotyping. And of a person committed to change, Graham Andre. Read this interview with him and a follow up 12 months on to see the lasting impact it made. If all schools focused on gender neutrality the world would change very quickly.

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Can You Help Me?

Posted on July 16th, 2018 by

A request for some help with a book I am writing. I need your stories and practical examples, please! It’s all about communication between the genders so some stories to bring the research to life would be wonderful. How do you get on talking with the opposite sex? I need to know.

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Are You an Underground Woman?

Posted on July 11th, 2018 by

Do you hate your job? Are you beavering away in the dark and allowing your light to be hidden? Maybe it’s time to come out into the sunshine and take a risk or two? Time to ask for a few pertinent questions, like what do I really want to do with my life? Then doing it! (OK that last part is a tad more difficult, but you CAN do it!)

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Inspirational Woman – Michelle Thomson

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 by

Meet Michelle Thomson who has a fascinating and inspiring story to share. Q:What advice would you give to any women thinking of entering politics? (And heaven knows we need more women in politics.)
Answer: It is a very difficult game; in fact I would describe it as brutal. There are few people you can trust and the environment is filled with many ego-centric people playing power games.

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If Men Are The Problem Are Women the Answer?

Posted on June 18th, 2018 by

We have all fallen into the trap of thinking that the way men behave is the norm, the way it has to be. The male yardstick.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Women do it differently. Maybe we all should consider for a moment that perhaps the womanly way is better? 
My message to those top execs who had to make feeble excuses about not enough of the right women out there… Cripes, we women always have to help men find things. ;>)

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