Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.
Author and Expert
Introverts and Extroverts at Work
Allyship to Introverts – Advocating for the Quiet Leaders Among Us
As the diversity, equity, and inclusion wave widens and deepens its reach, introversion is becoming a natural part of that movement. Even though half the population identify as introverts, traditional workplace cultures are still geared toward rewarding extroverts. Women often are labeled as meek or shy when they are quiet. This bias for extroversion over introversion shows up in many ways — like in staff meetings and debates where verbal volume, confidence in a crowd and “thinking on one’s feet” are lionized. We need everyone’s voices to be heard.
In this session with Jennifer, you will learn how we can unleash the performance of introverts and extroverts on our teams by pointing out organizational biases and encouraging introverts to build on their natural strengths.
About Jennifer B. Kahnweiler
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler is a bestselling author and one of the leading speakers on introverts in the workplace. Her pioneering books, The Introverted Leader, Quiet Influence, The Genius of Opposites, and Creating Introvert-Friendly Workplaces have been translated into 18 languages. The Introverted Leader was named one of the top 5 business books by The Shanghai Daily.
Jennifer has partnered with leading organizations like Amazon, Merck, Kimberly Clark, NASA, Bosch, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. She has delivered her signature presentations from Singapore to Spain. She holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to a small percentage of speakers, and serves as a mentor to many professional women.
A native New Yorker, Jennifer calls Atlanta, GA home.
Mainstage and Keynote Speakers
Mainstage Conversation and Panel
BRAD JOHNSON & DAVID SMITH
Former naval officers and co-authors of Athena Rising and The Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace
KIM GRAHAM LEE & JEFFREY TOBIAS HALTER
IWL Foundation CEO, gender strategist and President of YWomen.
Learn from our subject matter experts as they build upon the information shared in the morning “Foundations of Allyship” session to address the nuanced behaviors experienced by, and practice of allyship to, specific gender and intersectional groups. All breakouts will cover information specific to the group being addressed: