Gender Intelligence

The FWA’s first event of the Fall provided the opportunity to hear from Barbara Annis, a world-renowned expert on Gender Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership in the workplace.

What is Gender Intelligence?

Gender Intelligence is an understanding of and appreciation for the naturally occurring characteristics that distinguish men and women beyond the obvious biological and cultural, to include attitudinal and behavioral differences. Once we’re aware of how and why men and women think and act as they do, we can begin to understand gender-related tendencies, even our own, and we can engage more effectively in the workplace and in so many other areas of life. See more at:

image 2The FWA heard from a panel of three New York Life and American Express executives in various roles as they discussed their challenges and approaches to diversity and leadership. These executives included John Kim, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer of New York Life and Jennifer Christie, Senior HR Business Partner – Enterprise Growth Group at American Express.

Photo Highlights

Guest with FWA Members Louiza Ferrara and Katrin Dambrot

FWA Leader Peggy Decker, FWA President Kimberly Weinrick, Speaker Barbara Annis and FWA Leader Lily Klebanoff Blake

Guest, Member Christine Birnbaum and guest Andrew Amenn