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Gender Partnership logo SHORT version-resizedHarnessing the Power of Gender Partnership

We can show you how to use Gender Partnership to achieve increased financial success and productivity gains as well as dramatic improvements in talent retention, creativity and problem-solving.

Gender Partnership means getting the most out of every one of your team. It means men and women listening to each others’ ideas, learning from each other, and leveraging each other’s special skills and talents — no more miscommunication or hidden bias. We can help you achieve this kind of success in several ways:

“There has never been a more pivotal moment for cracking the code of Gender Partnership.”

— Rayona Sharpnack

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Meet 2018’s
Guys Who Get It

This year, in lieu of a face-to-face Guys Who Get It celebration, we are thrilled to introduce you to 13 men who have been fearless in their quest for Gender Partnership, from celebrities to political heroes

Hailing from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Europe, and Africa, they range from movies stars and…
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Intelligent, impassioned, thought-provoking, inspiring, down to earth. This is how audiences describe Rayona Sharpnack’s keynotes.

  • “If the problems ubiquitous to the human condition have at their roots a need for more communication, collaboration and relationship, why aren’t we utilizing the gifts and skills of more women leaders?”
  • “For decades and decades, women were meeting with women to talk about women. Now what we need is men and women together talking about Gender Partnership. That’s a huge paradigm shift.”
  • “Men of quality are never threatened by women’s equality. They are our allies. In fact, men have a high justice quotient. They want things to be fair.”

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A Very Special Session of Women Leading Change — Our next open-enrollment offering of Women Leading Change is set for April 30, May 1 & 2, 2019 in Los Gatos, CA (SF Bay Area). The program will be led by Rayona Sharpnack, CEO and founder of Institute for Women’s Leadership, and will include an opportunity to engage with horses to explore and discover your non-verbal communication and leadership patterns. This highly acclaimed version of this program is offered just once a year. Don’t miss it! For more information and to register, click here.

Rayona Sharpnack will speak at Professional Women in Healthcare’s Leadership Summit on June 7, 2019 in Minneapolis. Her fellow speaker will be Mike Kaufmann, CEO of Fortune 20 Cardinal Health and a longtime collaborator with Rayona. Their topic will be Gender Partnership: Healthcare’s Imperative for the 21st Century.


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