NEW North Central Texas bridges gender communication gap
Monday, October 31, 2011
More than 250 NEW North Central Texas
members learned how men and women communicate differently at a networking
luncheon Oct. 27, 2011, at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas.
Men and women differ not only in the way they communicate, but
also in how they solve problems and earn respect , according to Connie Glaser,
a nationally recognized expert on the gender communication gap in the
By exposing the common stereotypes and sharing effective
communication strategies, Glaser said men and women can remove the barriers
that prevent individual and organizational messages from being delivered
accurately. Common verbal and nonverbal cues may lead to costly
misunderstandings in the workplace, she noted.
The author of GenderTalk Works: 7 Steps for Cracking the Gender Code at Work encouraged NEW members
to work to "understand their unique corporate culture, command the attention
they want, and accept the credit they deserve.”
Among the companies represented at the event were The Coca-Cola
Co., CROSSMARK, Deloitte, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Kraft Foods, The Kroger Co.
Adrienne Buckley of PepsiCo and Laura
CROSSMARK chat at the event in Frisco, Texas.
Ashley Reiff of Brookshire Grocery Co. and Janae Denman and Samira
Alyatim, students at University of North Texas, learned to "crack the
code” at the NEW North Central Texas networking luncheon.
NEW North Central Texas committee leaders came together at the regional event.
are Melody Orrantia of MarketSphere Consulting, NEW Director of Client
Stephanie McFee, Michele Hanson of ExecuInsight, Barb Daugherty retired
from Frito-Lay, Christina Clarke of Frito-Lay,
Jill Spitzer of ConAgra Foods, Genevieve
Poirier-Richards of The Marketing Spectrum, Trish McBratney of Deloitte
and Bridgette Porter of Procter & Gamble.