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    Lead at every level, everywhere

    2024 Women’s Global Leadership Forum

    Hybrid | Washington DC

    May 7-8 | Live Programming in 25 timezones

    Leadership for social impact

    Live Programming in 25 timezones

    Our sector is changing rapidly. Conversations around the traditional balance of power are leading to seminal shifts in how decisions are made, and who gets a say. And assumptions about the way we work have shifted, creating new opportunities for emerging leaders, and requiring new skills from seasoned leaders.

    The WILD, Women’s Global Leadership Forum equips you with the tools and inspiration to fulfill your leadership potential and be a changemaker in your arena. 

    You’ll gain transformative insights to be more effective in the work that you do and to foster a culture of inclusive leadership within your organization and across the industry. 

    Now, more than ever, we have a chance to lead the change – and shape the future of our sector, and our world.

    To stay up to date with 2024 WILD Forum news, click here.

    WILD Forum Tracks

    The Women’s Global Leadership Forum curates along four tracks.

    Track 1:

    Leading Yourself

    Growing as a leader starts with investing in yourself. Discover sessions designed to equip you with the skills, self-awareness and resilience to shape your leadership trajectory.

    Track 2:

    Leading Your Team

    Develop your skills as a manager and learn new ways to support, equip, and empower your team.

    Track 3:

    Leading Organizations

    Refresh your vision and take away actionable insights to grow your organization’s reach and impact as you connect with other executive leaders.

    Track 4:

    Leading Sector Transformation

    Discover the tools to build influence and emerge as a voice for positive change across the development and humanitarian aid sectors.

    2024 Women’s Global Leadership Forum Program

    Draft program, subject to change without notice

    Pre-2024 WILD Forum: Setting Yourself Up for Success

    17apr10:00 am11:00 amMasterclass: Storytelling for Impact10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

    27apr9:00 am10:00 amMasterclass: How to create super mentorsEric Koester (USA)9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

    30apr10:00 am11:00 amMasterclass: Mastering the Art of Strategic Networking for Leaders (in a virtual and in-person world)10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

    Post-WILD Forum

    04jun10:00 am11:30 amMasterclass: Ideas to action - How to take small and consistent steps for personal and professional changeMorag Barrett (USA)10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

    AI powered captioning will be provided



    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.


    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.

    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.

    Notify me with 2024 Women’s Global Leadership Forum updates

    We’ll be announcing details of speakers, sessions and other information ahead of the event – register here and be the first to know!

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