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2023 Women in Global Development Leadership Forum

Leading in this moment

May 3-4 | Virtual | Live Programming in 23 timezones

How you’ll learn, share and connect

The WILD Forum brings you content and speakers that offer concrete and transferable learning in fun, inspiring formats.

Another advantage? You’ll connect with others in an authentic way – which makes the WILD Forum one of the best networking events of the year.

Thank you to the global community who shapes our program. More than 75 speakers bring their knowledge, lived experience and research to refine the WILD Forum conversation.

2023 Theme: Leading in this Moment

2023 WILD Forum Tracks

Track 1:

Leading Yourself

Track 2:

Leading Your Team

Track 3:

Leading Organizations

Track 4:

Leading Sector Transformation

Pre- 2023 WILD Forum

12apr10:00 am10:30 amWorkshop: Being an impactful mentor & mentee10:00 am - 10:30 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

19apr10:00 am10:30 amWorkshop: Getting comfortable with networking10:00 am - 10:30 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

26apr10:00 am10:45 amWorkshop: Challenges & Opportunities: Translating DEI Programs Across Multinational Organizations With a Wide Variety of Cultural, Political and Legal Contexts10:00 am - 10:45 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

2023 Virtual Women in Global Development Leadership Forum

Day 1: Wednesday, May 3rd, 6am – 2:30pm ET  | 12pm – 6:30pm BST

Plenary: Leading in a Changing World6:00 am - 6:30 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Healthy Start - Yoga6:00 am - 6:30 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Workshop: Leadership Communication - Having Difficult Conversations6:30 am - 7:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Workshop: Developing Daily Coaching Habits7:15 am - 7:35 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Workshop: Getting to CEO7:50 am - 8:15 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Workshop: Leading Resilient Organizations8:25 am - 8:45 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Plenary: Kick-off, Fiona Macaulay, WILD Founder-CEO9:00 am - 9:20 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Plenary: “In Your Power”Sharon Melnick, Success under Stress: Powerful Tools to Stay Calm, Confident, and Productive when the Pressure's On10:00 am - 10:40 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Sector Leader Panel: Global development leaders discuss their experience of being in (and out) of their power10:40 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Breakout rooms: Discussion question: What takeaways might you apply to your life and how?11:15 am - 11:45 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Plenary: Leadership Trends in Our Changing Industry and WorldTalks about leadership trends in global development12:00 pm - 12:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Plenary: Men’s Role in Gender Equity12:45 pm - 1:45 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Community Conversations: Leading in this MomentChoose from ~25 concurrent, roundtable discussions 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Day 2: Thursday, May 4th, 6am – 2pm ET | 12pm – 6:00pm BST

Healthy Start - Meditation6:00 am - 6:30 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Community Conversations: Leading in this MomentChoose from ~25 concurrent, roundtable discussions 6:30 am - 7:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Plenary: Leadership for Transformational Change - Decolonizing Global Development/Aid57:15 am - 8:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Regional Networking: Join a networking table of your choice Join a networking table of your choice to discuss curated regional topics.8:15 am - 8:45 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Keynote: Leading GLOBAL Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - From Performative Action to Sustainable DEI progressDr. Rohini Anand, CEO - Rohini Anand LLC9:00 am - 9:45 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Panel: DEI in Practice Around the Globe9:45 am - 10:15 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Breakouts: Global Diversity Breakouts10:15 am - 10:30 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Plenary: Become a Leader of Change - Leadership and Social Innovation10:45 am - 11:15 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Lunch & Virtual Exhibitor Booth Open11:45 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Plenary: Leadership FailLab12:00 pm - 12:25 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Breakout Sessions: Join the FailLab speaker of your choice12:25 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Plenary: Your Next Steps: Staying Current in our Changing World1:10 pm - 1:40 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Closing Celebration! Networking Session1:40 pm - 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Post Forum Workshop: Wednesday, May 31 10:00 – 11:30am ET

31may10:00 am11:30 amWorkshop: Ideas to Action - How to take small and consistent steps for personal and professional change10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Draft program. Subject to change without notice.

Formats

Masterclasses

A subject-matter expert will lead you through a structured process to develop and expand a specific skill. You’ll learn detailed techniques and tools you can immediately apply to your goals in real time. You’ll have the chance to ask questions directly to presenters.

Inspiring panels

Big ideas, important trends, illuminating research and behind-the-scenes intel that set the stage for the “what, why, and how” to advance leadership development and opportunities for ALL people.

Workshops

Take a deep-dive into pressing topics in the global development sector. Hear from multiple perspectives, and leave with concrete and transferable information, as well as an expanded network.

Leadership FailLab

Hear from leaders speak from the heart about their leadership failures and successes in one of our most popular sessions.

Community conversations

Participate in roundtables addressing critical questions for your sector and your career.

Networking sessions

Connect with your peers from around the globe through structured networking, organized by geography and sector.

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