Women as Bridge-Builders in a Multicultural World

October 18, 2018

Women in Business


Women as Bridge-Builders in a Multicultural World


 Developing Your Cultural Intelligence


Presented by Marie Bankuti, PCC, CPCC, PMP


An interactive workshop in partnership with we-BOS, Mayor’s Walsh’s initiative to empower Women Entrepreneurs

The world is getting smaller. As new technologies in social media, transportation, and telecommunications bring us closer together, it’s more important than ever for organizations to recruit, develop, and retain individuals who can skillfully navigate the opportunities and challenges of an increasingly multicultural and global corporate environment.

Women are natural bridge-builders and translators. Bridging communications, relationships, tasks, and finding a common language to ensure alignment. Increasingly, though, the need to understand and balance different cultural styles within an organization is becoming necessary as well.

Different cultural nuances around directness, formality, assertiveness, holding time, and the like can lead to false assumptions, miscommunication, frustration and strained relationships. All of this can negatively impact engagement, effectiveness and service levels of employees and other stakeholders. Ultimately, affecting an organization’s bottom line.

What’s the answer? Developing Cultural Intelligence (CQ); the capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations.


In this interactive session we’ll explore how to increase and employ Cultural Intelligence in your professional relationships, to better navigate interactions and avoid unintended confusion, awkwardness and business disaster. You’ll…


• Gain insights into different cultural norms and values in business


• Understand how to access, appreciate and leverage cultural differences


• Develop confidence working with colleagues from different cultures


• Learn how to interact with your multicultural stakeholders with less struggle

Members and partners* of FACCNE-FWBN: $15.
All others: $30. No tickets at the door.
Ticket includes refreshments and light hors d’oeuvre. 

*Members and partners: members in good standing of the following organizations enjoy the FWBN/FACCNE reduced ticket:
- French American Chamber of Commerce - FACCNE
- British American Business Council of New England - BABCNE
- German-American Business Council of Boston - GABC
- The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New England - SACCNE 
- The Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce Boston – SWISSNEX
- The French Cultural Center
- Boston Accueil
- ISBOS families


Where: French Cultural Center

53 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116

When: Thursday Oct 18, 2018 5:30-8pm




About Marie Bankuti, PCC, CPCC, PMP 
An international Executive Coach with more than three decades of experience in technology and leadership coaching and training, Tether Free Vision Founder, Marie Bankuti, specializes in helping leaders and teams bridge multicultural differences, so they can thrive in our global economy. Her work focuses on helping them develop Cultural Intelligence, build awareness, enhance communication, boost productivity and minimize conflict. Offering individual, group, and corporate coaching, Marie has worked with hundreds of individuals from more than a dozen countries. 
To learn more and get in touch, visit http://TetherFreeVision.com/


More about we-BOS 
Women Entrepreneurs Boston : http://we-bos.com/


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They Support FACCNE

    • AMA XpertEye
    • Albany Engineered
    • Amadeus
    • Axelia Partners (former Marie Landel & Associates)
    • Be Relax
    • BioMerieux
    • Boston Accueil
    • Boston Strasbourg Sister City Association
    • Cisbio
    • Dassault Systems
    • Edenred
    • Esco Tool
    • Essilor
    • French Cultural Center
    • French Tech Hub
    • GuesttoGuest
    • Hepatochem
    • IAdvize
    • IdeaPaint
    • Ipsen
    • Keolis CS
    • LAZ Parking
    • LogicBio Therapeutics
    • Magicforest
    • Mc Dermott Will & Emery
    • Merieux Developpement
    • Miltons Distributing
    • Mirakl
    • NFI
    • Nanobiotix
    • Nokia
    • North Shore InnoVentures
    • OpenDataSoft
    • Pact and Partners
    • PathMaker NeuroSystems
    • Paul Frank + Collins P.C.
    • Puma
    • SES America
    • Sanofi Genzyme
    • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
    • Schneider Electric
    • Sky Handling Partner
    • Socomec
    • Softbank Robotics
    • Spring Technologies
    • Valti
    • Veolia
    • Vivra
    • World Boston

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Cambridge, MA 02138
 T: (617) 520-2121 

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