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Gender Differences: The Competitive Advantage

Monday, April 25, 2005
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

Business results, statistics, and even Tom Peters (the "guru of the management guru's") point out that businesses that want to excel in the coming decades must address gender and diversity issues between men and women in the workforce.

With business changing at an unsettling speed, three forces are converging: a new generation of business leaders, a new value system, a new client mindset. The winners will be those who are able to achieve competitive advantage by ensuring that every man and woman in the organization has the opportunity and encouragement to excel.

Come meet Barbara Annis, author of the recently published book, "Same Words, Different Language" and gain an understanding of how men and women are remarkably different in the way they communicate, approach organizational challenges, and lead.

Discover for yourself, as has Great Britian's Prime Minister Tony Blair, that, “Scores of diversity consultants have appeared on the scene in global businesses and governments…The best of the bunch is Barbara Annis.”

Meeting Notes: "Same Words, Different Language" Books will be available for those who wish to have Barbara sign your copy. All book proceeds go to the Tsunami Relief Fund.

About Our Speaker(s)

"Barbara Annis is our secret weapon in making a powerful, positive and transformational shift in our culture. Every single partner, male and female, has derived tremendous value from the Men and Women Working Together Program. By recognizing Gender Differences we are now able to work [better as a company] and with our clients." -Partner, Deloitte & Touche

Barbara is an outstanding leading-edge thinker who has designed breakthrough workshops and interventions since 1979. Her company, Barbara Annis & Associates, is recognized as the leading expert in Corporate Gender Awareness within North America. Over the last 15 years, Barbara Annis & Associates have facilitated over 2,000 corporate workshops for business leaders and executives, such as Motorola, Northern Telecom, Xerox, Honeywell, IBM, Toshiba, Nabisco, Royal Bank of Canada,the U.S. Military, Department of Justice,and many more. In addition, Barbara has been recognized by Oprah and Larry King Live.

Barbara’s ongoing studies in transformational learning with today's exceptional thinkers including Dr. Flores, Ph.D. Program Director of Linguistics, University of Berkeley, enable her to bring the latest research to corporations, organizations, governments and today’s leaders.

Barbara is recognized throughout Canada and the United States as the authority on Gender Awareness. Her recently published book on the subject titled "Same Words, Different Language" is certain to become required reading for both women and men striving to achieve excellence in the workplace of the future.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m on Monday, April 25, 2005 at:

    Putnam Investments
    One Post Office Square
    Boston, Massachusetts 02109

6:00 p.m. - Registration, Networking, heavy appetizers & assorted beverages
6:45 p.m. - Announcements and Introductions
6:50 p.m. - The Power of Differences - excerpts from Barbara Annis' Gender & Diversity Communications Workshop
8:15 p.m. - Questions & Answers
8:30 p.m. - Adjournment


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

Putnam Investments
Putnam Investments is a global money management firm with over 67 years of investment experience, $204 billion in assets under management, 264 institutional clients, and over 10 million shareholders and retirement plan participants.

Putnam's broad range of investment products includes institutional portfolios; 401(k)s, IRAs and other retirement plans; mutual funds; variable annuities; and alternative investments for institutions and high-net-worth investors.

Putnam offers over 70 mutual funds as well as retirement products such as IRAs and 401(k)s, and variable annuities and other insurance products. Because we believe investors need personalized advice to create diversified investment portfolios, we distribute our funds and annuities through financial advisors, brokers, banks, and financial planners who can provide sound investment advice.

Retirement plans:
As one of the top managers of defined contribution assets, we offer a broad spectrum of mutual funds, investor education programs and materials, the latest technology, and superior record keeping services.

Putnam offers a variety of investment capabilities ranging from quantitative and active alpha solutions to alternative investments designed to meet the evolving needs of institutional investors worldwide. We also provide industry-leading service to our clients as well as customized portfolio analysis and research.

Celebrating Diversity in our Portfolios and in our Workplace.

For more information please visit: http://www.putnam.com/

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jo-An Thomas ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.