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March 2011 Newsletter
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Are We There Yet? A Snap Shot on the Status of Working Women

Remember when you were a kid and went on long road trips? You kept asking your parents, “Are we there yet?” It seemed as though you would never arrive.

I get the same question in my gender consulting work and training programs. More important, I have received comments from frustrated women who ask me why people think women have “arrived” to parity in the workplace. It has almost become an invisible factor. No one talks about it and acts like all is well on the female front. Gender discrimination in everyday communication micro-inequities, pay gaps and leadership positions still exists.

According to the US Census figures from 2008, the most recent figures available, American women who work full time make 77 cents to every male dollar. Many people try to mediate that number by claiming women on the “mommy track” (women who take time off to raise children) and women who choose low paying jobs as the contributing factor to this income discrepancy.
Not true. Research again and again proves this claim wrong and unfounded. Case in point. Childless women make less than childless men and men with families. Additionally, Census figures show for the same jobs, women are still making less.

Finally, women earned less than men in 20 industries and 25 occupation groups from truck driving to office administration.

The largest retailer in the world, Wal-Mart, is feeling the sting. Female Wal-Mart workers are waiting their day in court for the nation’s largest class action lawsuit alleging sex discrimination in both pay and promotion.

Are we there yet? I don’t think so.

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arrowMarch 9, 2011 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Denver Tech Center Colorado Business Women
Code Switching: How to talk so Men will Listen
Maggiano’s DTC - 7401 South Clinton Street - Englewood, CO

arrowMarch 15th at 10:00 am EST
Code Switching
Radio Talk Show 'Everyday Parenting' -

.arrowMarch 16, 2011 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Maggianos Restaurant
500 16th St Ste 150, Pavilions Mall - Denver, CO

March 29, 2011 - Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Broomfield Campus
500 Eldorado Blvd  80021
Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen
Registration/Information: Monica Coughlin 
Phone: 303-272-4523

arrowApril 1, 2011 - 11 am to 1 pm
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Chapter of Women Organizing Research and Leading Science (WORLS)
Code Switching: How to Manage Conflict for a Positive Outcome
Foothills Lab II Main Auditorium
3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder
Information: Brigitte Baeuerle

arrowApril 20, 2011 - Noon to 1:00 pm
CBRE/TenWest - Lunch n Learn
10155 Westmoor Dr - Westminster
He Speaks, She Speaks: What Different Things They Say
Book signing Code Switching
Registration 303.243.3023

arrowMay 2011
Audrey was recently interview by Glamour Magazine regarding how men and women can communicate about money issues from dating to marriage. - Look for her in the May issue

arrowMay 17, 2011 - 12:00 pm -1:30 pm
Colorado Women Trial Attorneys (CTLA)
Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen
CTLA Office 303 East 17th Ave Denver
Information: Erin Genullis

Have you checked out Audrey’s blogs?

THE POKER FACE: THE MALE ADVANTAGE - click here for article

Who is that Masked Man, Anyway? Why She Can’t “Read” Him - click here for article

WeMagazine - Empowering Women in Business and Life. Worth Reading: Code Switching - Click here for article

arrowAudrey’s webinar January 20th on Code Switching: How
to Talk so Men will Listen
 for Inventyourfuture with corporate sponsors: Hitachi, Intel, Symantec, and eBay was a huge success with over 300 participant lines and international participation from Germany, Ireland, Iindia, and Costa Rica. Because several people usually share lines, the audience was approximately 500 participants. .Click here for webinar

Audrey has been asked to be the guest expert on communication and Code Switching bi-monthly for FOX Denver KWGN.

January 2011
Crying: The Gender Double Standard
Everyday Talk Show CW2
KWGN-TV, Denver
Click here for segment
December 2010
Communication Strategies for New Year Resolutions
Everyday Talk Show CW2
KWGN-TV, Denver
Click here for segment
December 2010
Raising Girls to take Risks
Everyday Talk Show CW2
KWGN-TV, Denver
Click here for segment

Audrey Goes to Korea for Gender Consultation

Click here for complete story and pictures
Audrey was asked by the State Department to be a guest speaker and consultant for the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. She addressed a variety of groups including the Korean Supreme Court, The National Assembly, Korean media and a variety of women advocacy groups.

Get your copy!

Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen
Claire Brown Ph.D. and Audrey Nelson Ph.D.
Penguin Group-Alpha Books
ISBN 978-1-59257-926-6

Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen is a hands-on tool for everyday use at the office. It is a practical resource with how-to steps to help businesswomen conquer the communication nuances between men and women in the workplace. This book explores the gender impact on business talk. It teaches using true stories and case studies, while providing valuable “code-switching” tips to help women gain and strengthen credibility and make a greater impact on the job

Code Switching:
How to Talk so
Men will Listen -
book trailer

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What People are saying about Audrey

Dear Audrey,
I heard you speak in 2005 (I think) in Miami at a conference.  My colleague and I were very impressed and enjoyed it very much.  I receive your newsletters and have kept up with your books. I am from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and on the Board of HERS at BSU we would love to have you as our keynote speaker. 

Susan McCombe, MPA
Director, University and Community Partnerships
FAM for Change Mentoring Program
Bridgewater State University

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