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    The future of leadership

    2025 Women’s Global Leadership Forum

    May 7 | In-person in Washington DC
    May 13-15 | Online


    Aerial shot of 3 people at WILD Forum reading program

    Transform your leadership for social impact

    Live programming in 25 time zones | Real time AI translated captions in 28 languages

    As our sector changes, we see a growing pressure for traditional balances of power to shift.  This requires new skills for seasoned and emerging leaders. Get the tools and inspiration to fulfill your leadership potential and be a changemaker.

    Throughout this interactive and immersive experience, you will gain insights into how to be a more effective leader and foster a culture of inclusive leadership.

    You can choose sessions from four different tracks and tailor the program to best suit your needs and interests.

    From growing your own leadership skills, to developing skills as a manager, leading an organization, or being a voice for positive change, the tracks give you flexibility and access to everything you need to develop yourself and your team. 

    See our 2024 Women’s Global Leadership Program below, for a taste of what you can expect in 2025.

    Theme and tracks:

    The future of leadership

    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.

    Pre-WILD Forum: Setting yourself up for success

    Draft program, subject to change without notice

    16apr10:00 am11:00 amMasterclass: Virtual connection: Strategies for Forum speakers and participantsHilary Blair (USA)10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

    24apr10:00 am11:00 amMasterclass: How to create super mentorsEric Koester (USA)10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

    30apr10:00 am11:00 amMasterclass: The art of strategic networking for leaders (in a virtual and in-person world)Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey (USA)10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

    Post-WILD Forum

    30may10:00 am11:00 amMasterclass: Ideas to action - How to take small and consistent steps for personal and professional changeMorag Barrett (USA)10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) View in my time

    Six programming formats


    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 group discussion 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.

    Notify me with 2025 WILD 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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