“Navigating Gender Differences for Business Success”

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 7:30am – 10:00am

Presented by: Francine Gordon, Ph.D., F Gordon Group

With the inclusion of many talented and qualified women into management positions in today’s workplace companies are finding ways to adjust policies, procedures and cultural norms to support the advancement of women today. These revised company policies are making these companies a top choice for employers in the market place; with men taking advantage of these opportunities as well.

The changing dynamics of the workplace mean that internal communication takes on a very different dynamic between employees of diverse cultural backgrounds, perspectives, personalities and even gender plays a role in the way people exchange dialogue and ideas with one another. It’s repeatedly been shown that men and women communicate differently. The words are the same but the underlying assumptions and perceived nuances are not. There’s a reason most men don’t ask for directions and why most women don’t ask for raises. The good news is that it’s easier to learn break down other-gender-speak than it is to learn a totally foreign language.

Francine will use her expertise in organizational behavior to allow attendees to navigate and interpret gender differences to create a more cohesive and dynamic workplace that retains both talent and diversity.

About the Speaker:

Francine Gordon, Ph.D.  Founder/CEO, F Gordon Group. Before founding the F Gordon Group, Francine spent over five years with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as the global knowledge expert on Human Resources issues. Francine has experience with post-merger integration, globalization, and corporate culture change including clients from Global 500 companies in high technology, finance, biotechnology, industrial goods, and pharmaceuticals in North America, Europe and Asia.

Ms. Gordon began her professional life as assistant professor of Organization Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), one of the first two women on the GSB faculty and the youngest person to hold that position.  In addition to teaching M.B.A. and Ph.D. candidates, she consulted with major companies and co-edited a book, Bringing Women Into Management which provides unique solutions to integrating women into executive management positions.

Francine graduated from Vassar College, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.   She went on to earn both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University and is a certified integral coach.

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

7:30am – 8:00am       Registration and Breakfast
8:00am – 10:00am     Workshop


White Summers, 541 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 100, Redwood City, CA 94063


$35 for Non-Members; $25 for SVForum Members; $0 for Platinum Pass Holders
$10 More at the Door.

Please Note: We no longer accept American Express cards at the door.

Registration is limited to 25 participants.