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performed poorly, Henderson offers no evidence to indicate that they were treated
differently because they were male or that following their poor performances they told
their superiors that they wished to leave the business. Henderson also claims that Canova
permitted Lauro Strozzi, the head of engineering, to rescind his resignation. Other than
her own testimony, however, she offers no evidence to support this assertion. Nor does
she indicate when this event occurred, what the circumstances were surrounding this
event, or whether Shepard, LaCroix, or Blaney were involved in the decision to allow
Strozzi to remain with the company.
In addition, Henderson claims that in September 2002, she was excluded from the annual
sales meeting, which was hosted by GE Digital Energy's Sales Department. According to
Henderson, she was not invited to the meeting, which was hosted Syed Jafry, the head of
sales for GE Digital Energy Europe, even though the male members of the staff, Tiziano
Christian, Lauro Strozzi, and Joe Flanagan attended the event. Henderson testified that
she learned of the meeting "[b]ecause the last day of the sales meeting, they were doing a
report-out to Jim Shepard, and Mauro Canova had approached me and told me that I
needed to be there because they did not want Jim to know that I had not been at that
meeting the entire time." (Dkt. # 49-4, Henderson Dep., Ex. 2 at 51:3-7.). Henderson
makes no claim that she was not invited to the meeting at request of Shepard, LaCroix,
Blaney, or Canova. Nor does she indicate who sent out the invitations. Indeed, her
testimony indicates that Shepard and Canova wanted her to attend the meeting.
*14 According to Henderson, other terminated employees, such as Peter Elemer, Thomas
Host, and Gawin, were allowed access to the GE infrastructure and were permitted to
seek other employment opportunities within GE. Henderson claims that she was denied
the same access, and that such a denial was a result of gender discrimination. According
to Henderson's own deposition testimony and affidavit, however, her treatment was
different from all of these individuals, w...
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