During my entrepreneurial years, I became curious about how my way of thinking and my passion for building the business around my customers was very different from my boss, a Madison Avenue Mad Man. The courageous Vice President at Sun Microsystems who wanted to know “What is the Contribution Women Make that could be the Strategic Advantage in the Global Marketplace,” gave me the opportunity to research what women contribute that is invisible, unnamed, undervalued and often misinterpreted as "incompetence.”
Much of what I had discovered for myself, I found in the highest ranking and middle management women at Sun. I recognized the importance of “Unmasking the Gender Effect” and eventually developing Gender Competence–understanding and skills to work with gender differences as differences in “competency.”
- Bonita Banducci, Founder & President
We are a team of motivated individuals trained in Gender Competence® and have our own companies with specialties in which men and women working and relating effectively together make a difference in many fields including:
Corporate Business, Non-Profits, Education, Peace-Making, Government, Academia
Banducci’s original research for the VP of Sun Microsystems who wanted to know “What is the Contribution Women Make that could be the Strategic Advantage in the Global Marketplace,” developed her work in Unmasking the Gender Effect and Gender Competence.
She has worked with companies across the country and with women and men leaders from around the world through the Global Women’s Leadership Network. She teaches Gender and Engineering at Santa Clara University’s Graduate Engineering Program with graduate students from around the world. Her course is causing break-throughs in self-awareness for participants who learn to understand how the different cultural lenses, paradigms, and competencies held by men and women affect the engineering workplace and personal relationships.
Tanya Monsef Bunger is a global business consultant and executive coach. She is passionate about the power of leading from authenticity as a way to create harmony in the workplace and the world. Tanya has 25+ years of success in Silicon Valley high tech, startups and non-profit businesses in the areas of finance, marketing and strategy. She has coached and delivered programs with leaders from 40+ countries.
She is an Executive Professor at Santa Clara University in the Leavey School of Business, USA. Active in global leadership projects, Tanya serves as: Chair of Board for Global Women’s Leadership Network, Co-founder of SF Turkish Women’s International Network chapter, Advisor for Turkish Women’s Initiative and Program Director of the Global Fellows program at Santa Clara University.
Ms. Singhvi is a life and organizational coach and a business consultant bringing her experience from founding two successful businesses. She is currently an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University.
She was co-founder and VP of Finance and Administration at Paperfly where she managed HR, Finance, Legal, Operations and Administration. As founder and CEO of Stratascape, she was responsible for all aspects of the business and eventually sold the company to TMP Worldwide (now Monster.com). Her experience includes coaching, sales, and recruiting as well as management and consulting. She is Co-founder of GWLN (Global Women Leadership Network), a board member at Maitri, an organization that supports South Asian women facing Domestic Violence issues and Arati for Girls, an India based women's empowerment organization that focuses on the issue of female infanticide and foeticide.
Dr. Amani Albakry is from Saudi Arabia who lived and studied in the USA. Before moving to San Jose, Ca, Dr. Albakry has worked as a General Director in Alalamiah Computer and Technology Inc., KSA. She is also a certified trainer who helped in recruiting and training hundreds of women to be able to work side-by-side with men.
In 2010, Dr. Albakry earned her MPA with honors from Notre Dame De Namur University.
Amani is also an Associate Member of Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration, as well as a member of the Phi Delta Kappa International Family of Associations. In 2015, Dr. Albakry received her Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco in Organization and Leadership (Women in Leadership). Recently, Dr. Amani Albakry joined Banducci Consulting firm, where she works as a consultant.
Rose Singer develops and facilitates workshops on the topics of emotional intelligence, collaboration, consulting, influence skills and change. Rose Singer leverages her extensive experience as a manager, consultant and coach to guides clients to tap into their inner resources to effectively navigate their outer results.
Her commitment is to help build healthy, vibrant workplaces where creativity, collaboration and contributions flourish. As an ICF (International Coach Federation) Associate Certified Coach, she quickly creates safe places for clients to focus on what matters, gain clarity and develop new pathways towards success. She is a senior lecturer at San Francisco State University where she teaches Emotional Intelligence as part of their Positive Psychology program. Rose holds a Master of Arts degree in Management and Organizational Development from Antioch University Seattle.
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